US Popularity:3729
Other Origin(s):Greek, Hebrew, Slavic
Meaning:God is gracious; Sky father
Jovan is a male name of Latin, Slavic, and Hebrew origin. The name means “God is gracious,” deriving from the Slavic Ivan and the Hebrew John. When looked at through its Latin origins, Jovan is a variant of Jove, deriving from Jupiter, meaning “sky father,” who is considered the king of the Gods in Roman mythology. Jupiter—or Jove—is often regarded as the equivalent to Greek mythology’s Zeus. This larger-than-life name is perfect for the parent who wishes to imbue everyday life with a little bit of godly flavor.

Jovan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jovan is currently #1514 on The Bump
Boy:Jovan is currently #832 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jovan is currently #3729 in U.S. births
Boy:Jovan is currently #1744 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 455
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 440

  • Ancestry, Jovan Family History

  • Behind the Name, Jovan, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, John, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Jove, June 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Jove, October 2017

  • Name Doctor, Ivan

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