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
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