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What does Jovan mean?

Jovan Pronunciation of Jovan 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, mythology, roman, greek, saints


VARIANTS Jeovani, Jeovanni, Jeovany, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany, Jove, Jovi, Jovin, Jovito, Jovon

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, Sean


(male) Juvan, ..

(female) Josa, ..

Jovan Gerard (J.G.), ..

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 #1628 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Jovan (#1628 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Ean (#1101), Eian, Euan, Evan (#86), Ewan (#1603), Geovani, Geovany, Gian (#1221), Giovani (#1069), Giovanni (#144), Ian (#79), Ivan (#133), Jan (#1844), Jean (#1240), Joao, Jock, Johan (#579), Johann (#1389), John (#27), Johnny (#354), Jon (#754), Jovani (#1203), Jovanni (#1046), Jovanny (#1916), Jovany, Jovon, Juan (#139), Juwan and Sean (#269). 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 1.73%, 79% LESS). John has been the most prominent, although Ian seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Jovany are now less popular.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geovani, Geovany, Gian, Giovani, Giovanni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Joao in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jock, Johan, Johann, John, Johnny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jon, Jovani, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovon, 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.

Similar Names

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 sound-alike 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.

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