Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Jovan

Jovan meaning, boyJovan

Save Jovan to list (0)

pinWhat 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.


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: Jaivan, Jojan. [more]

pinHow 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)

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)

Top 1000 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 are Ean (#997 2 years ago), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Giovani (#769), Giovanni (#125), Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Johnny (#299), Jon (#675), Jovani (#920), Jovanni (#943), Jovanny, Jovany, Juan (#98), Juwan and Sean (#193). Other variants, like Jocko, are seldom used. These relations of Jovan were favored in 2006 (usage of 0.444%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.3526%, 20.6% less). John has been the most prominent, although Evan seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Ean, Giovani, Jon, Jovani and Jovanni are now less popular. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Ean, Evan, Giovani, Giovanni in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Johan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johann, John, Johnny, Jon, Jovani in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany, 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.

pinSimilar Names

Jovan is alike in pronunciation to Javan, Javon, Jeavan, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan and Jivan. Other recommended similar baby names are Joben and Joran. Like Jovan, these names are not commonly used.