Jayven is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “Ionian.” This meaning refers to someone from the Ionian tribe—one of four major Hellenistic tribes in the pre-classical period—who lived in Attica, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands. Ionians were known for their love of philosophy, literature, art, democracy, and pleasure, values that were exemplified by the Athenians, and which will certainly inspire baby Jayven. A name that evokes two ancient and important cultures, Jayven is also a great choice if you want to honor your Jewish or Greek ancestors.
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