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What does Javan mean?

Javan Pronunciation of Javan as a boys' name is pronounced JAY-van. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Javan is "Ionian". Biblical: the grandson of Noah who settled in the islands and coast lands of the Mediterranean. He's identified as the ancestor of the ancient Greeks.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, ancient (old), greeks


VARIANTS Jayven, Jayvern, Jayvon

(male) Juvan, ..

(female) Jave, ..

Javan Vivaan (J.V.), ..

How popular is Javan?

Javan is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Javan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #1115 in the U.S. in the year 2004, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jayven (#1677 VIA LATEST LIST) and Jayvon (#1878) are the prominent related forms of Javan rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Javan was well-received among parents 9 years ago (AVERAGE #1375) and has become much diminished since (#1851, 52.5%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Javan, Jayven, Jayvon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Javan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Javan is pronounced similarly to Giovan, Javaughn, Javon, Jeavan, Jeaven, Jeavin, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan, Jevven, Jevvin, Jevvyn, Jivan, Jovan, Jovann, Jovin and Jovon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aaran, Bevan, Cadan, Cavan, Dagan, Dalan, Daran, Devan, Eagan, Eaman, Evan, Galan, Galvan, Garan, Gavan, Gawan, Hagan, Hakan, Jaap, Jabin, Jacan, Jada, Jafar, Jahan, Jalal, Jalan, Jalon, Jamal, Jamar, Janak, Janan, Jaran, Jaray, Jarman, Jarran, Jasin, Javi, Jaxon, Jayar, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Joran, Jovani, Jovany, Juan, Juwan, Kagan, Kahan, Kalan, Kavan, Lavan, Naman, Sagan, Sajan and Taran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Javan.