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.
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▼.
1 feminine form: Jovana.Creative forms:
(male) Jaivan, Juvan, ..
(female) Jova, .. Middle name pairings:
Jovan Rudy (J.R.), ..
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)
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 #1154 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Jovan (#1154 in recent rankings) are Ean (#977 in recent rankings), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Geovani, Geovany, Gian (#1221), Giovani (#791), Giovanni (#130), Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Joao, Jock, Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Johnny (#310), Jon (#737), Jovani (#963), Jovanni (#1049), Jovanny (#1625), Jovany, Jovon, Juan (#114), Juwan and Sean (#211). 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 1.94%, 77% less). John has been the most prominent, although Ean seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Juwan are now less popular.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.