Infographic of Ivan name meaning, which is A Slavic variant of John, Ivan means God is gracious.
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Ivan Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ivan? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 244 55 0.0156%
1911 230 82 0.022%
1912 181 287 0.0569%
1913 207 283 0.0499%
1914 193 401 0.0575%
1915 171 643 0.0708%
1916 170 694 0.0718%
1917 169 715 0.0715%
1918 176 719 0.067%
1919 182 683 0.0652%
1920 179 762 0.0685%
1921 174 802 0.07%
1922 185 723 0.0649%
1923 175 768 0.0686%
1924 182 752 0.0648%
1925 185 730 0.0646%
1926 183 750 0.0682%
1927 190 734 0.0663%
1928 189 721 0.0674%
1929 205 613 0.0592%
1930 203 643 0.0616%
1931 199 622 0.063%
1932 203 598 0.0605%
1933 219 494 0.053%
1934 198 592 0.0612%
1935 209 544 0.056%
1936 226 472 0.049%
1937 217 517 0.0525%
1938 226 491 0.048%
1939 230 481 0.0473%
1940 229 510 0.048%
1941 248 468 0.0416%
1942 270 455 0.036%
1943 254 515 0.0394%
1944 280 420 0.0339%
1945 290 390 0.032%
1946 296 441 0.0299%
1947 300 487 0.0292%
1948 313 431 0.027%
1949 321 415 0.0258%
1950 315 437 0.0271%
1951 342 362 0.0214%
1952 319 460 0.0264%
1953 328 419 0.0237%
1954 322 464 0.0254%
1955 305 533 0.029%
1956 297 586 0.031%
1957 318 541 0.0281%
1958 303 589 0.0312%
1959 313 579 0.0305%
1960 319 568 0.03%
1961 298 641 0.034%
1962 297 642 0.035%
1963 304 624 0.0348%
1964 310 582 0.0331%
1965 297 604 0.0369%
1966 297 582 0.0373%
1967 301 562 0.037%
1968 294 609 0.0406%
1969 303 593 0.0385%
1970 299 641 0.0403%
1971 290 667 0.0444%
1972 279 648 0.0476%
1973 308 529 0.0408%
1974 280 630 0.0485%
1975 267 695 0.0541%
1976 291 613 0.0476%
1977 256 753 0.0559%
1978 271 691 0.0514%
1979 265 756 0.0536%
1980 246 880 0.0602%
1981 235 966 0.0657%
1982 219 1,055 0.0706%
1983 221 1,010 0.0684%
1984 226 967 0.065%
1985 223 1,017 0.067%
1986 203 1,168 0.0774%
1987 217 1,089 0.0714%
1988 203 1,291 0.0828%
1989 191 1,493 0.0925%
1990 177 1,717 0.1036%
1991 174 1,813 0.1112%
1992 151 2,096 0.1313%
1993 158 2,010 0.1289%
1994 173 1,822 0.1187%
1995 168 1,919 0.1273%
1996 166 2,074 0.1385%
1997 160 2,139 0.1446%
1998 153 2,222 0.1485%
1999 148 2,399 0.1602%
2000 154 2,507 0.1641%
2001 142 2,803 0.186%
2002 139 2,780 0.1855%
2003 128 3,122 0.2052%
2004 117 3,436 0.2254%
2005 126 3,215 0.2103%
2006 127 3,293 0.2103%
2007 128 3,255 0.2063%
2008 132 3,083 0.1995%
2009 137 2,971 0.1988%
2010 144 2,751 0.1909%
2011 129 3,084 0.2165%
2012 116 3,217 0.2258%
2013 138 2,837 0.1993%
2014 132 3,065 0.2104%
2015 139 3,021 0.2076%
2016 131 3,150 0.2185%
2017 136 3,009 0.2156%
2018 133 2,872 0.209%
2019 140 2,661 0.1966%
2020 153 2,360 0.1854%

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Names Like Ivan

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What names are variants of Ivan?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ivan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ifan

God is gracious

Welsh

Ivanhoe

God is gracious

Slavic

Ivano

God is gracious

Slavic

Iwan

God is gracious

Slavic


What names sound like Ivan?

If you like how Ivan sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ivan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

Ivann

God is gracious

Hebrew

Iven

Yew

French

Ivon

Yew

French


What names are similar to Ivan?

Find a name that’s like Ivan, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Vanya

God is gracious

Russian


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9 Comments

  1. We choose the name Ivan because it’s derived from John and means “God is gracious” or “gift from God.” I waited 10 long years for our sweet Ivan!

  2. Derived from the name John, which means “God is gracious” or “gift from God” in Hebrew.

  3. Gracious God

  4. God is indeed gracious

  5. Its a strong male name, easy to pronounce and spell. Love the meaning, God is gracious- because He so is! Also the name is not super common so he wont have 3 or 4 Ivan’s in his class / grade, but its well known

  6. This is a very sweet, loving and strong name.

  7. I chose Ivan simply because he is a Gift from God. He is my last child and I want him to have a meaningful fulfilled life. He is a true gift that I am truly grateful for.

  8. I dont know anyone named Ivan!

  9. Lovely


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