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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1287. From Russian Ива́н (Iván) and English Ivan, the cognate of John in various Slavic languages.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivans m

  1. A transliteration of the male given name Ива́н (Iván) and Ivan from various languages such as Russian and Czech.
  2. A male given name of Latvian speakers.

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  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Ivans was the only given name of 8256 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.