Iwan - boys name

Iwan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 61%

Iwan name meaning:

The name Iwan is a variant of the name Ivan, which has Slavic origins. It is derived from the name Ioannes, which itself is derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious" or "gift of God." The name has a rich historical and cultural significance, as it has been widely used in various countries and languages.

Ivan is a popular name in many Slavic countries, including Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. It has been borne by several notable figures throughout history, including Russian tsars and Bulgarian emperors. The name Iwan often symbolizes strength, determination, and resilience. It carries an aura of power and leadership.

Parents who choose the name Iwan for their son may be drawn to its strong and masculine qualities. They may hope that their child will embody these characteristics and go on to achieve great things in life. The name Iwan carries a sense of tradition and heritage, connecting the bearer to a long line of individuals who have carried the name before them.

Origin: Welsh

Welsh form of John 'God's gift'.

Related names

John , Bettina, Ciana , Eoin-Baiste, Euan , Geovana, Geovani, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Giovana, Giovani , Giovanny, Giovany, Giovonni, Han , Hans , Hansen, Hanson , Ivanhoe, Ivano, Iwan , Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janek , Janetta, Janette, Janey , Jani, Janica, Janie, Janis, Jannah , Jannalee, Janne, Jannie, Janny, Jeana, Jean-Baptiste, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie , Jeanna , Jeannett, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeena, Jens, Joen, Johan , Johannes , Johnelle, Johnetta, Johnette, Johnna, Johnnie , Johnny , Jon , Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonay, Jonell, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni , Jonita, Jonn, Jonna, Jonnelle, Jonni, Jonnie , Jonny , Juan , Juanito, Jukka, Jussi, Keoni , Shauden, Shaughn, Shaun , Shaundre, Shawnn, Shon, Shona, Shonn, Sian , Jowan , Jowanet

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Overall UK ranking: 1860 out of 4789

12 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Iwan

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