What does Jovan mean?
Jovan \j(o)-van\ as a boys' name is pronounced jo-VAHN. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jovan is "father". Variant of Jove, from Jupiter. Mythology: Jupiter was the supreme deity of Roman mythology, corresponding to the Greek Zeus. Some 20 saints have used the Latin form of the name, Jovanus. The Jovani variants may also be phonetic forms of Giovanni.
For more information, see also the related boy name John.
Jovan▼ has 18 more related variations via Giovanni, Jupiter: Geovani, Geovanney, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giovan, Giovani▼, Giovanno, Giovanny▼, Giovel, Giovell, Giovonni, Jovanney, Jovanno and Juppiter.
Jovan is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#106477 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jovan for boys. Jovan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #622 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jovan and related names. Popular alternative forms of Jovan are Geovanni, Gianni (#515 in 2014), Giovani (#769), Giovanni (#125), Giovanny (#969), John (#26), Jovani (#920), Jovanni (#943), Jovanny and Jovany. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 2006 (usage of 0.3418%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2485%, down 27.3%), with the forms Giovani, Giovanny, Jovan, Jovani and Jovanni falling out of fashion. Gianni (#515) and Giovanni (#125) are two of the more chic birth names in this list, with Giovanni enjoying a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Jovan▼ is alike in pronunciation to Javan, Javon▼, Jeavan, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon▼, Jevvan and Jivan. Other recommended similar baby names are Joben, Johan and Joran. Like Jovan, these names are not commonly used.