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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ivan

  1. A male given name 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 Иван (Ivan).
  3. (slang) A Russian.
  4. (slang) Russians (collectively, personified).
    Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

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

Proper nounEdit

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.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ivan m

  1. Ivan

CzechEdit

 
Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Ivan.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian Иван (Ivan).

Proper nounEdit

Ivan

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

ReferencesEdit

  • [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.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ivan m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ivan
Accusative Ivan
Dative Ivani
Genitive Ivans

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ivan

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian Ива́н (Iván).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ivan m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ivan

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ìvan m (Cyrillic spelling Ѝван)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to John.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. A male given name.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Ivan in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

 
Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ívan m anim (genitive Ívana)

  1. A male given name, cognate to John.

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ivan c (genitive Ivans)

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.