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Ivan

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Origin: Russian
Meaning: Form of John

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ivan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ivan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ivan:

  • Records indicate that 114,772 boys in the United States have been named Ivan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 3,448 people in the U.S. were given the name Ivan. Those people are now 14 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Ivan

    91% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Ivan 13 years ago to the day. I loved it because I had never heard it not did I know anybody with the name. I pronounce it I.van." Nov. 29, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to like a guy called Ivan but turns out he was a total dick" Jan. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "people spell my name Ivan ivin its a gr8 name i thought it was a uncomman name like gillian" Jul. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ivan is a very special name to me. It is a family name from my great-great uncle, he passed away at a very young age. And from what I hear he was an amazing person. Even though I never knew him. I feel that I should carry on his name and name my future son this, maybe for his middle name. I though of a great first name for it :D" Feb. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Ivan. It's cute, short and can be pronounced several different ways. American people pronounce it Eye-van, the way I pronounce it is Ee-vahn sort of like the girls name Yvonne. Either way, I love the name. :)" Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOV3 THA NAM3...DATZ MY BABiiS NAM3.. MY EXPERIENCE W/ MY ..... iS VERY INTERESTIN. HiS ATTITUDE iS UNIQU3. h3 DOES WAT HE WANTS, HIS VERY FRIENDLY BUT HE LIKES TO PLAY GAMES W/ GIRLS. THiS BOY THA i KNO (IVAN)HE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL BCUZ HE WAZ IN A FOSTER HOM3 CUZ THEY TOOK HIM AWAY 4RM HIS PARENTS...ITS A LONG STORY ..I KNO HE BEEN THROW A LOT......................................................................................BUT .......................................NEWAYZ HES A GOOD KID TO B AROUND N TALK TO, BUT HE NEEDS TO BE LOVED... = (... BUT DIS OTHER IVAN THAT I KNO, THEY HAVE THE SAME ATTITUDE" Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thumbs up for the English pronounciation I-van. That has a lovely ring to it. I don't much like the way it is pronounced in slavic countries ('Ee-vuhn') though." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Son Whom is Eight years old has this as christian name - I Always Loved the name Ivan Pronounced in English: Eye-Van Pronounced in Rest of Europe: Ee-Vahn" Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "No people spell it evan, evan is a totally different name than Ivan. Ivan is the superior model." Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People remember it. If for no other reason than "Ivan the Terrible" or for the Tom Clancy fans [Hunt for Red October] "Crazy Ivan"" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I've got a friend named ivan who is a pervert and likes hentai so i don't like name ivan." Apr. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "thats my name and its pretty cool bc if someone is tryna teach me spanish they call me e-van but then everyone else calls me I-van" Aug. 31, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We gave our son the Ivan name who was born in Yugoslavia, but when we came to Canada people pronounced it more ways, I just don't have the phonetic version of it to tell you how it should be pronounced Ivan's mom" Jul. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is ivanne and I was wondering if it Was considered the girls version of Ivan it's actuallly pronounce the French way but I live in the us and people ignore the E at the end when they pronouce it" Jul. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thats my brother's name. I love his name though it is pretty common.. at least in mexico. Americans pronounce it Eye-van , but i prefer to other spanish pronounciatio - Ee- vaaaahn" Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "At first, I didn't think a lot of people had the name "Ivan." But after seeing this, I was incredibly wrong! GO "IVAN!"" Dec. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am English and was born in the UK in 1941. I was named Ivan because my mother wanted an alternative to John, it means the same. I like the name. English people do sometimes call me Ivor (Welsh version) or Ian (Scottish form) at first, but usually correct this after a while. I don't mind if people call me "Ivan" with the "I" sounding like an "I" or where the "I" sounds more like "Ee", with the emphasis reversed. People in continental Europe (Ivan is quite common in Spain and Italy) and South America pronounce it this way." Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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