English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Russian Ива́н (Iván), and from Ivan in several Slavic languages. Doublet of John and its relatives Evan, Giovanni, Ian, Johann, and Sean, etc.

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. A transliteration of the Macedonian male given name Иван (Ivan).
  4. (slang) A Russian.
    Ivan is yelling curses at his friends.
  5. (slang) Russians (collectively, personified).
    Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.
  6. (slang, archaic) A Soviet.
  7. (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.
Synonyms edit
  • Vanya (slang, "a Russian")
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit
Translations edit

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.

Anagrams edit

Catalan edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ivan m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Ivan

Czech edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ivan m anim

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Ivan
  2. (derogatory, ethnic slur) Russian (person)
    Synonym: Rusák

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Ivan in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Ivan in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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): /ǐvan/
  • Hyphenation: I‧van

Proper noun edit

Ìvan m (Cyrillic spelling Ѝван)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English John
    Synonym: Jòvan

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Slovak edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

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

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Ivan

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • Ivan”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Slovene edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ȋvan m anim

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English John

Inflection edit

 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nominative Ívan
genitive Ívana
singular
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
Ívan
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
Ívana
dative
(dajȃlnik)
Ívanu
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
Ívana
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
Ívanu
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
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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