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Ivan

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 0 28
1881 18 0 18
1882 25 0 25
1883 29 0 29
1884 27 0 27
1885 26 0 26
1886 34 0 34
1887 26 0 26
1888 32 0 32
1889 47 0 47
1890 38 0 38
1891 42 0 42
1892 54 0 54
1893 50 0 50
1894 57 0 57
1895 49 0 49
1896 72 0 72
1897 70 0 70
1898 80 0 80
1899 59 0 59
1900 90 0 90
1901 60 0 60
1902 71 0 71
1903 70 0 70
1904 73 0 73
1905 83 0 83
1906 80 0 80
1907 96 0 96
1908 95 0 95
1909 111 0 111
1910 109 0 109
1911 137 0 137
1912 339 0 339
1913 316 0 316
1914 445 6 439
1915 667 5 662
1916 728 5 723
1917 765 9 756
1918 759 10 749
1919 702 0 702
1920 791 0 791
1921 829 9 820
1922 755 7 748
1923 792 0 792
1924 793 9 784
1925 761 5 756
1926 772 7 765
1927 769 5 764
1928 772 14 758
1929 656 7 649
1930 676 8 668
1931 646 0 646
1932 628 0 628
1933 533 0 533
1934 612 0 612
1935 587 0 587
1936 512 0 512
1937 555 8 547
1938 526 0 526
1939 523 5 518
1940 547 5 542
1941 496 0 496
1942 486 0 486
1943 547 0 547
1944 454 0 454
1945 438 0 438
1946 477 0 477
1947 518 0 518
1948 466 0 466
1949 462 5 457
1950 472 0 472
1951 419 5 414
1952 497 0 497
1953 463 0 463
1954 496 0 496
1955 567 7 560
1956 626 0 626
1957 576 0 576
1958 618 5 613
1959 612 0 612
1960 605 7 598
1961 675 6 669
1962 679 5 674
1963 656 0 656
1964 614 7 607
1965 636 0 636
1966 629 6 623
1967 610 0 610
1968 646 5 641
1969 649 9 640
1970 682 5 677
1971 707 12 695
1972 700 7 693
1973 570 0 570
1974 666 6 660
1975 735 10 725
1976 668 6 662
1977 804 7 797
1978 743 7 736
1979 807 5 802
1980 917 11 906
1981 1,008 8 1,000
1982 1,098 12 1,086
1983 1,050 9 1,041
1984 1,013 8 1,005
1985 1,063 14 1,049
1986 1,222 18 1,204
1987 1,142 13 1,129
1988 1,340 11 1,329
1989 1,542 10 1,532
1990 1,767 19 1,748
1991 1,883 20 1,863
1992 2,152 19 2,133
1993 2,067 19 2,048
1994 1,868 14 1,854
1995 1,961 15 1,946
1996 2,104 12 2,092
1997 2,167 9 2,158
1998 2,247 7 2,240
1999 2,431 14 2,417
2000 2,538 11 2,527
2001 2,836 14 2,822
2002 2,818 7 2,811
2003 3,152 16 3,136
2004 3,473 16 3,457
2005 3,246 11 3,235
2006 3,314 5 3,309
2007 3,271 0 3,271
2008 3,109 5 3,104
2009 2,994 6 2,988
2010 2,774 6 2,768
2011 3,105 0 3,105
2012 3,232 6 3,226
2013 2,861 6 2,855
2014 3,067 0 3,067
2015 3,034 6 3,028

Fun Facts about the name Ivan

  • How many people with the first name Ivan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 124,731 babies born with the first name Ivan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ivan to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ivan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Ivan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ivan is Friday, August 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Ivan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ivan was in 2004 with a total of 3,457 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ivan!
  • Random Ivan Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ivan ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 717 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Ivan: Your name in reverse order is Navi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vani. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ivan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,439 people with the last name Ivan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ivan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ivan as their last name since less than 1 person in 204k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Ivan as a first name

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Popularity of Ivan as a last name

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Common last names for Ivan

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ivan U.S.
  White 83.25% 64.26%
  African American 1.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ivan

People with the last name Ivan are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ivan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ivan as well as things modernly associated with the name Ivan such as celebrities named Ivan.

Russian

Origin and Meaning of Ivan

The name "Ivan" is of Russian origin, and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Russian Иван (Ivan), and from Ivan in several Slavic languages, all of them cognates of the English John.

  1. A male given name of English speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).
  3. (slang) A Russian.
  4. (slang) Russians (collectively, personified).
    is planning an attack on our flank.

Rare variant of English Evan, from Welsh Ifan, the Welsh equivalent of John.

  1. A male given name of Welsh origin.

    Ivan was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Name Ivan

    Ivan the Terrible

    Ivan the Terrible is royalty. He has been prominent since 1547. Ivan was born as the child of Vasili III of Russia and Elena Glinskaya in Kolomenskoye.

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    Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes is an actor and author. He has been prominent since 1979. Cary was given the name Ivan Simon Cary Elwes by his parents Dominick Elwes and Tessa Kennedy on October 26th, 1962 in Westminster, London, England.

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    Ivan Pavlov

    Ivan Pavlov was a scientist in the fields of physiology and physician. Ivan was born on September 26th, 1849 in Ryazan. He breathed his last breath on February 27th, 1936.

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    Ivan Rakitić

    Ivan Rakitić is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, FC Basel, FC Schalke 04, Sevilla FC, Switzerland national under-21 football team, Croatia national under-21 football team, and Croatia national football team. Ivan was born on March 10th, 1988 in Möhlin, Switzerland.

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    Ivan Ivanovich

    Ivan Ivanovich was a notable somebody. He holds the title Tsarevich of Russia. Ivan was born as the child of Ivan the Terrible and Anastasia Romanovna on March 28th, 1554. He left this life on November 19th, 1581.

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    Ivan Lendl

    Ivan Lendl is a tennis player. Ivan was born on March 7th, 1960 in Ostrava.

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    • Ivan Reitman
      (film director)
    • Ivan L. Moody
      (singer)
    • Ivan Perišić
      (soccer player)
    • Ivan III
      (royalty)
    • Ivan Klasnić
      (soccer player)
    • Ivan Aivazovsky
      (artist)
    • Ivan VI
      (royalty)
    • Ivan Cavaleiro
      (soccer player)
    • Iván Rodríguez
      (baseball)
    • Ivan Kaye
      (actor)
    • Ivan Koloff
      (wrestler)
    • Ivan V
      (royalty)
    • Iván Zamorano
      (soccer player)
    • Iván de la Peña
      (soccer player)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ivan

    Andrei Ivan

    Andrei Ivan is a soccer player for the CS Universitatea Craiova (football), Romania national under-17 football team, Romania national under-19 football team, and Romania national under-21 football team. Andrei was born on January 4th, 1997 in Moreni.

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    vitéz kishindi Hindy Iván

    vitéz kishindi Hindy Iván was a famed somebody. His military service ended in 1945. vitéz was born on June 28th, 1890 in Budapest. He died on August 26th, 1946.

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    Rosalind Ivan

    Rosalind Ivan was an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1944. Rosalind was born on November 27th, 1880 in London, England, UK. She left this life on April 6th, 1959.

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    Dávid Ivan

    Dávid Ivan is a soccer player for the U.C. Sampdoria, FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa, FC Nitra, Slovakia national under-16 football team, Slovakia national under-17 football team, and Slovakia national under-18 football team. Dávid was born on February 26th, 1995 in Bratislava.

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    Paula Ivan

    Paula Ivan is an athlete. Paula was born on July 20th, 1963 in Herăști, Romania.

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    Tommy Ivan

    Tommy Ivan was an ice hockey coach and gm. Tommy was given the name Thomas Nanthaniel Ivan on January 31st, 1911 in Toronto. He breathed his last breath on June 25th, 1999.

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    What does the name Ivan mean?

    Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

    Vis for vitality, your lust for living.

    Ais for able, for you surely are.

    Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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