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What does Jovan mean?

Jovan [jo-van] as a boys' name is pronounced jo-VAHN. It is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Jovan is "God is gracious; father".

Serbian variant of John, and also 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.

Associated with: gracious, mythology, roman, greek, saints.


Jovan has 13 variants: Jeovani, Jeovanni, Jeovany, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany, Jove, Jovi, Jovin, Jovito and Jovon.

Jovan has 35 more relations via Giovanni, John, Jupiter: Ean, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Geovani, Geovany, Gian, Giovan, Giovani, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jan, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johnn, Johnny, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovanney, Jovanno, Jovonni, Juan, Juwan and Sean.

Jovan has 1 feminine form: Jovana.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jaivan, Juvan, ..

(female) Josa, Jovanan, ..

How popular is Jovan?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Jovan for boys. Jovan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #611 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #1122 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jovan outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jovan and related names. Popular alternative forms of Jovan (#1122 in recent rankings) are Ean (#997 in recent rankings), Eian (#1680), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan (#1174), Geovani, Geovany, Gian (#1383), Giovani (#769), Giovanni (#125), Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan (#1787), Jean (#1063), Joao, Jock, Johan (#579), Johann (#1330), John (#26), Johnny (#299), Jon (#675), Jovani (#920), Jovanni (#943), Jovanny (#1659), Jovany (#1788), Jovon, Juan (#98), Juwan and Sean (#193). Other variants, like Jovanno, are seldom used. These relations of Jovan were favored a century ago (usage of 8.34%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 2.05%, 75% less). John has been the most prominent, although Evan seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Juwan are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geovani, Geovany, Gian, Giovani, Giovanni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Joao in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jock, Johan, Johann, John, Johnny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jon, Jovani, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovon, Juan, Juwan, Sean in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ian, Johan outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Sean outside U.S.

Similar Names


Jovan is alike in pronunciation to Javan, Javon, Jayven, Jayvon, Jeavan, Jeaven, Jeavin, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan, Jevven, Jevvin, Jevvyn and Jivan. Other recommended names are Alvan, Bevan, Boban, Cavan, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Devan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Gavan, Goran, Hogan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Jeran, Joab, Joben, Johar, Jomal, Jomar, Jonah, Jonas, Jonn, Joram, Joran, Jordan, Joren, Jorgan, Jorian, Jorn, Joron, Kavan, Kevan, Lavan, Logan, Loman, Loran, Nevan, Nolan, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Rohan, Roman, Ronan, Rowan, Royan, Sohan, Tevan and Toran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jovan.