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What does Ivan mean?

Ivan Pronunciation of Ivan as a boys' name is pronounced ee-VAHN, EYE-van. It is of Russian, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivan is "God is gracious". Variant of Hebrew John. Ivanhoe is a medieval variant Sir Walter Scott used for the Saxon hero of his novel "Ivanhoe". Tennis celebrity Ivan Lendl.


ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, medieval, hero, novel (literary)


VARIANTS Ifan, Ivanhoe, Ivano, Iwan


RELATIONS VIA JOHN Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivann, Jan, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Joao, Johan, Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Zane




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How popular is Ivan?

Ivan is a very popular first name for males (#272 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#17660 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ivan reached its apex position of #113 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #133 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ean (#1101 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Eian, Euan, Evan (#86), Ewan (#1603), Gian (#1221), Hans (#1446), Iain, Ian (#79), Jan (#1844), Jean (#1240), Joao, Johan (#579), John (#27), Jon (#754), Jovan (#1628), Juan (#139), Juwan, Sean (#269), Shane (#372), Shaun (#1016), Shawn (#393) and Zane (#200) are the popular variation forms of Ivan (#133) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ivann, are uncommon. These relations of Ivan were popular during 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #1573) and are now much less conventional (#1005, 79.5% LESS USAGE), with forms like Juwan becoming less trendy. John is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Johan appears to be getting popular too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Hans, Iain, Ian, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Joao, Johan, John, Jon in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ivan is alike in pronunciation to Avon, Evann, Even, Evian, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adan, Alan, Alvan, Ban, Bran, Chan, Cian, Dan, Dean, Devan, Eban, Edan, Egan, Elan, Eman, Eran, Etan, Fran, Gavan, Han, Idan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ihab, Ihsan, Ilan, Ilar, Ilon, Imad, Iman, Imani, Inman, Irven, Irvin, Irvyn, Isa, Isac, Isak, Isam, Istvan, Itai, Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Ives, Ivor, Iyar, Javan, Jevan, Jivan, Kavan, Kevan, Khan, Man, Nevan, Oran, Rian, Roan, Ryan, Shan, Stan, Tan, Tevan, Twan and Zan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ivan.

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