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Ivan Meaning


What does Ivan mean?

The name Ivan is of Russian and Czech origin.

The meaning of Ivan is "G-d is gracious".

Ivan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced I-van.

The Given Name Ivan

Ivan is a form of John. See John for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Ivan, is one of warmth and sparkle.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Wrap it up and take it home, Ivan may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ivan 'Ching' Johnson, and Ivan Aleksandar.

Ivan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 138 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,028 occurrences. It ranked 15,149 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 132 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,067 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Ivan has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ivan Name Popularity Page.

Ivan Related Names

Ivan is a form of John.

Variants of the name Ivan include Aiyven, Ivann.

The names Ivana, Iwan are all forms of Ivan.

Ivan has the diminutive (nickname) Vanya.

Famous Ivans

  • Ivan ~ 3 hurricanes
  • Ivan 'Ching' Johnson ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Ivan Aleksandar ~ Bulgarian King (1331-1371)
  • Ivan Asen I ~ Bulgarian King (1189-1196)
  • Ivan Asen II ~ Bulgarian King (1218-1241)
  • Ivan Asen III ~ Bulgarian King (1279-1280)
  • Ivan Buljubasic ~ Water Polo Player
  • Ivan Bunin ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1933
  • Ivan Franjic ~ Soccer Player
  • Ivan I ~ Russian Ruler (1325-1341)
  • Ivan II ~ Russian Ruler (1353-1359), Bulgarian King (1298-1299)
  • Ivan III the Great ~ Russian Ruler (1462-1505)
  • Ivan IV the Terrible ~ Russian Ruler (1533-1584)
  • Ivan Lendl ~ Tennis Player
  • Ivan Ljubicic ~ Tennis Player
  • Ivan Merz ~ Saint
  • Ivan Pavlov ~ Scientist, Nobel Prize for Medicine 1904
  • Ivan Perisic ~ Soccer Player
  • Ivan Rakitic ~ Soccer Player
  • Ivan Sergei ~ Actor
  • Ivan Shishman ~ Bulgarian King (1371-1395)
  • Ivan Sliskovic ~ Handball Player
  • Ivan Sratsimir ~ Bulgarian King (1356-1396)
  • Ivan Stefan ~ Bulgarian King (1330-1331)
  • Ivan Turgenev ~ Writer
  • Ivan V ~ Russian Ruler (1682-1696)
  • Ivan VI ~ Russian Ruler (1740-1741)
  • Ivan Vladislav ~ Bulgarian King (1015-1018)
  • Ivan Ziatyk ~ Saint

Ivan Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Ivan.

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Ivan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ivan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ivan.

Just for fun, see the name Ivan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ivan in Nautical Flags page.