Meaning and Origin of Ivan - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Ivan

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Russian : God is gracious
  • Hebrew : God's grace

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Romanian, Hungarian (Iván), and Slovak : from the personal name Ivan, eastern Slavic form of John. It may also be a shortened form of a Slovenian or Croatian patronymic derived from the personal name Ivan (i.e. Slovenian Ivanc, Ivančič, or Ivanjko; Croatian Ivančić, Ivanić, Ivančević).

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