Javan is a boy's name of Hebrew origin that means "Ionian." The Ionians were one of the first tribes that made up Ancient Greece and the namesake of the western coast of Anatolia, modern-day Turkey. Today, baby can see the place that inspired Javan in the Ionian Islands off the coast of mainland Greece. Javan appears in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Bible as the grandson of Noah. He's identified as one of the ancestors of the ancient Greeks following his move to the Mediterranean. With this history behind him, baby Javan can feel inspired to find or create his own community.
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