US Popularity:290
Other Origin(s):Russian, Hebrew
Meaning:God is gracious
Ivan is a boy’s name of Slavic, Russian, and Hebrew origins, meaning “God is gracious.” The name is thought to derive from John, which also bears the etymology. Ivan is undoubtedly a favorite in Slavic countries and has earned its merit in literary gems, including Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Today, Ivan has gathered widespread appeal thanks to its simple two-syllable structure to complement a wide selection of surnames. Punchy and distinct, Ivan is sure to be a lovely addition to the family.

Famous People Named Ivan

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Ivan Lendl
    Tennis Player
  • Ivan Reitman
  • Ivan Rodriguez
    Baseball Player
  • Ivan the Terrible

Ivan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ivan is currently #177 on The Bump
Boy:Ivan is currently #44 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ivan is currently #290 in U.S. births
Boy:Ivan is currently #105 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 14
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • Ancestry, Ivan Family History

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  • Behind the Name, Noah (2), January 2019

  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

  • Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

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