Ivan

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See also: Iván, ivan, and Ívan

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian Ива́н (Iván), and from Ivan in several Slavic languages. Doublet of John.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.vən/, /ɪˈvɑːn/, /ˈivɑːn/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪvən

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name from Russian of English speakers.
    • 2010 Kate Atkinson, Started Early, took My Dog, Doubleday, →ISBN, 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 Ива́н (Iván).
  3. (slang) A Russian.
  4. (slang) Russians (collectively, personified).
    Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.
  5. (slang, archaic) A Soviet.
  6. (slang, archaic) Soviets (collectively, personified).
    • 2006, Max Brooks, World War Z:
      I’m sure whoever was in charge must have been one of the last of the Fulda Fucktards, you know, those generals who spent their nard-drop years training to defend West Germany from Ivan.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name from Welsh 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.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ivan

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ivan.
  2. (derogatory, ethnic slur) Russian (person)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ива́н (Iván).

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan

  1. A male given name of Danish speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Ива́н (Iván).

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.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ivan.

Usage notes[edit]

  • son of Ivan: Ivansson
  • daughter of Ivan: Ivansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ivan
Accusative Ivan
Dative Ivani
Genitive Ivans

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ива́н (Iván). 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 Ива́н (Iván).

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [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]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ива́н (Iván). Doublet of João, Ian, Jean, Ruan, and Geovane

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m

  1. A male given name from Russian, equivalent to English Ivan

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs) (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 English John.

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Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan m (genitive Ivana, nominative plural Ivanovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ivan.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ivan in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ȋvan m anim

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English John.

Inflection[edit]

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nominative Ívan
genitive Ívana
singular
nominative Ívan
accusative Ívana
genitive Ívana
dative Ívanu
locative Ívanu
instrumental Ívanom

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ива́н (Iván). First recorded in Sweden in 1797.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivan c (genitive Ivans)

  1. A male given name of Swedish speakers.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Ива́н (Iván).

References[edit]

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

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