Ivan

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See also: Iván and ivan

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian Иван (Ivan), and from Ivan in several Slavic languages, all of them cognates of the English John.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of English speakers.
    • 2010 Kate Atkinson, Started Early, took My Dog, Doubleday, ISBN 9780385608022, page 66:
      Amy's husband was called Ivan. Ivan the Terrible, Barry always called him, naturally. 'Ivan? What kind of name is that?' he said to Tracy after Amy's engagement was announced. 'Bloody Russian.'
      'Actually, I think it's because he had a Norwegian grandfather', Tracy said.
      'Norwegian?' Barry said incredulously, as if she'd just announced that Ivan's family came from the moon.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).
  3. (slang) A Russian.
  4. (slang) Russians (collectively, personified).
    Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Rare variant of English Evan, from Welsh Ifan, the Welsh equivalent of John.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of Welsh origin.
    • 1833 George Newenham Wright, Scenes in North Wales, T. T. and J. Tegg, page 137:
      Dafydd ap Ivan ap Einion, an adherent to the house of Lancaster held out, in Harlech Castle, for nine years after the accession of Edward the Fourth to the throne of England.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:

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Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Ivan.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Иван (Ivan).

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of Danish speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 7613 males with the given name Ivan have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on 28 October 2011.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Иван (Ivan). First recorded as a Norwegian name in 1824.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of Norwegian speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistik sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk:1310 males with the given name Ivan living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. Ivan (male given name)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs) (not from Latin Iohannes), from Hebrew יוחנן (Yôḥānnān, Yahweh is gracious).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǐʋan/
  • Hyphenation: I‧van

Proper noun[edit]

Ìvan m (Cyrillic spelling Ѝван)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to John.

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ívan m anim (genitive Ívana)

  1. A male given name, cognate to John.

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Иван (Ivan). First recorded in Sweden in 1797.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of Swedish speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistika centralbyrån: 11 824 males with the given name Ivan living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.