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Ivan

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128k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ivan

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

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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 Named Ivan

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

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name 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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    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 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 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 is an athlete. Paula was born on July 20th, 1963 in Herăști, Romania.

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    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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    How popular is the baby name Ivan in the U.S.?

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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 517 0 517
    1948 467 0 467
    1949 463 5 458
    1950 472 0 472
    1951 419 5 414
    1952 497 0 497
    1953 463 0 463
    1954 498 0 498
    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 655 0 655
    1964 615 7 608
    1965 636 0 636
    1966 629 6 623
    1967 610 0 610
    1968 646 5 641
    1969 649 9 640
    1970 683 5 678
    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 919 11 908
    1981 1,009 8 1,001
    1982 1,098 12 1,086
    1983 1,050 9 1,041
    1984 1,013 8 1,005
    1985 1,064 14 1,050
    1986 1,223 18 1,205
    1987 1,143 13 1,130
    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 1,869 14 1,855
    1995 1,961 15 1,946
    1996 2,105 12 2,093
    1997 2,168 9 2,159
    1998 2,248 7 2,241
    1999 2,431 14 2,417
    2000 2,540 11 2,529
    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 3,315 5 3,310
    2007 3,271 0 3,271
    2008 3,109 5 3,104
    2009 2,994 6 2,988
    2010 2,775 6 2,769
    2011 3,107 0 3,107
    2012 3,232 6 3,226
    2013 2,861 6 2,855
    2014 3,073 0 3,073
    2015 3,044 6 3,038
    2016 3,152 6 3,146

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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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    Fun Facts about the name Ivan

    • How Popular is the name Ivan? Ivan is the 550th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ivan was the 18,961st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ivan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127,919 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 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ivan ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 16 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1916.
    • 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 Vnai. 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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    • 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).
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