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Ivan Meaning

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What does Ivan mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 137 in popular baby names for boys with 2846 occurrences.  It ranked 15231 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Ivan Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ivan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ivan to other names.

 
   
Ivan is a form of the name John.

The name John, its variants and various language forms are all ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name John itself is the English form of the Latin name Iohannes which in turn is

The name John, its variants and various language forms are all ultimately of Hebrew origin.

The name John itself is the English form of the Latin name Iohannes which in turn is derived from the New Testament Greek name Ioannes. The name Ioannes was a form of the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

The name John is derived from the Hebrew elements yo an abbreviated form for the Name of the Lord and chanan meaning "grace or favor".

Besides many Biblical references, the name John has been frequently used by the royal families of Europe.

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Variants of the name Ivan include Aiyven.

The names Ivana, Iwan are all forms of Ivan.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ivan Lendl.

   
Would you like to fingerspell the name Ivan in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Ivan Numerology page.

Ivan Numerology
Ivan in Hieroglyhics
Ivan in Nautical Flags
Russian names generally consist of three names. A given name, a patronymic name and a family name. A patronymic name is based on the name of one's father, grandfather, or earlier male ancestor. Russian male patronymic names are formed by adding the suffex -evich or -ovich, female patronymic names by adding the suffex -ovna or -evna. For example, in the name Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, Boris is the given name, Nikolayevich the patronymic (his father's name is Nikolay) and Yeltsin is the family name.

Given names often have a basis in the Russian Orthodox church or Slavic culture. Slavic names generally describe a person's character, show respect for family members or reflect wishes for good fortune.

Most names have several diminutive forms or nicknames. For example Mikhail can be Misha, Mishenka, and Mishunya.

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