Meaning and name origin
Jovan \j(o)-van\ as a boy's name is pronounced jo-VAHN. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Jove, from Jupiter (Latin) "the supreme God". 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 is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jovan for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jovan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Giovanni (#125), Jovani (#920), Jovanni (#943), Jovan, Jovany and Jovanny. (2014 statistics).
Jovan is also pronounced similarly to Giovan, Javan, Javon, Jeavan, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan and Jivan. Other suggested similar baby names are Joben, Johan, Joran and Jovanno. Like Jovan, these names are not commonly used.