Ivan Name Meaning & Origin

Ivan

Pronunciation: IY-vin, ee-VAHN (key)

Origin of the name Ivan:

A Russian name, Ivan is a cognate of John (God is gracious), which is from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes and the Ecclesiastic Greek Iōannes, derivatives of the Hebrew yōhānān, a contraction of yehōhānān, (Yahweh is gracious).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Ivan and Vina are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Ivan L. Moody- lead singer for American hard rock/heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch.

Throughout history, numerous Bulgarian and Russian Tsars were named Ivan, including Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible.
Ivan Reitman, Slovakian-Canadian movie director.
Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
Ivan Boesky, American stock trader and key figure in the insider trading scandals of the 1980s.
Iván Vitáris, the singer of a Hungarian rock music band: Ivan & the parazol

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Ivan is the Russian "Jack", occurring in many fairy tales.
Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, a fictional character of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Ivan Ilych, the title character of Leo Tolstoy's novel, The Death of Ivan Ilych
Ivan Karamazov, character in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov
Ivan Stark, supervillain and antagonist of the Captain Midnight radio series
Ivan from the Pixar franchise Cars
Ivan Braginski, the personified form of Russia from the Anime "Hetalia"

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