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The Name Ivan - Origin and Meaning of Ivan
  



The Name Ivan - Origin and Meaning of Ivan


Gender

Masculine

Origin of the Name Ivan

Hebrew

Usage of the Name Ivan

Russian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Ukrainian

Meaning of the Name Ivan

The name Ivan is a Slavic cognate of John. It comes from the old Slavic name Ioann, which is derived from the Greek name Ioannes.

Famous Bearers

Ivan was the name of several Russian czars, including Ivan the Terrible, who was the Czar of Russia from 1547 to 1584. Other bearers include Ivan Krylov (1769 - 1844), a Russian fabulist; Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 1883), a Russian novelist and playwright; Ivan Pavlov (1849 - 1936), a Russian physiologist, psychologist, and physician; Ivan Lendl (born 1960), a Czech tennis player.

Names Related to Ivan

Refer to the list of names related to John.
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