Jovan - boys name

Jovan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Jovan name meaning:

The name Jovan is of Serbian origin and has several meanings depending on the culture and context. In Serbian, Jovan is the equivalent of the English name John, derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious." This meaning reflects qualities of mercy, kindness, and favor from a divine power.

In other cultures, Jovan can also be derived from the Latin name Iohannes, which means "God is gracious" as well. In this context, the name carries a similar connotation of divine benevolence.

Names are often given to reflect the hopes and aspirations of parents for their child. Thus, the name Jovan may signify the parents' desire for their son to possess qualities of grace, favor, and kindness. It can be seen as a positive and meaningful name choice, representing a wish for the child to embody these virtues throughout their life.

Origin: Latin

Father of the sky. form of Jove from Jupiter. Jupiter was Roman mythological supreme deity corresponding to the Greek Zeus.

Related names

Jove , Jovan

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Overall UK ranking: 446 out of 4789

93 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Jovan

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