Ivan

Ivan - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ivan, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #242. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ivan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ivan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ivan. The baby boy name Ivan was given to 3,199 baby boys in 2012, ranking #113 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 513 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ivan peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 113.



Famous with this name

Ivan Bobrov
Ivan Sergei
Iván Cortes


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Ivan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ivan is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #47 - and is the least popular in South Carolina at position #576.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ivan is where you live.


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Ivan origin and meaning

Ivan is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Ivan, pop culture references for the name Ivan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ivan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ivan, sorted by popularity.

Ibn / Iban / Iven / Ivann / Ivon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012113
2011129
2010144
2009137
2008132
2007128
2006127
2005126
2004117
2003128
2002139
2001142
2000154
1999148
1998153
1997160
1996166
1995168
1994173
1993158
1992152
1991174
1990177
1989191
1988203
1987217
1986204
1985223
1984226
1983221
1982219
1981235
1980246
1979265
1978271
1977256
1976291
1975268
1974280
1973307
1972280
1971290
1970299
1969302
1968294
1967301
1966297
1965297
1964310
1963304
1962297
1961298
1960319
1959313
1958302
1957318
1956297
1955306
1954323
1953332
1952320
1951342
1950317
1949321
1948313
1947299
1946297
1945289
1944280
1943254
1942272
1941248
1940230
1939230
1938226
1937218
1936226
1935209
1934198
1933219
1932203
1931200
1930203
1929205
1928189
1927190
1926182
1925185
1924183
1923175
1922184
1921174
1920179
1919182
1918176
1917169
1916170
1915171
1914193
1913207
1912181
1911229
1910242

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California47
Nevada54
Arizona72
Texas91
Idaho108
Illinois108
New Mexico118
New York121
Oregon123
Washington124
Florida149
Nebraska149
Colorado155
Oklahoma162
Wisconsin164
Hawaii165
Kansas166
Rhode Island166
Montana171
Utah176
Michigan187
North Carolina190
Pennsylvania194
Minnesota198
Indiana203
Iowa206
Georgia207
New Jersey208
Maryland217
Massachusetts225
Missouri227
Arkansas228
Alaska240
Kentucky249
Tennessee251
District of Columbia262
Connecticut269
Ohio270
South Dakota273
West Virginia279
Virginia290
Mississippi303
Alabama319
Louisiana356
South Carolina576

Even more about Ivan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ivan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ivan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ivan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 513
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,199

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