Ivan meaning

īvən, ivän
(person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) 1440-1505; grand duke of Muscovy (1462-1505)
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(person) 1530-84; grand duke of Muscovy (1533-84) & 1st czar of Russia (1547-84)
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A male given name of English speakers.
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A transliteration of the Russian male given name Иван (Ivan).
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(slang) A Russian.
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(slang) Russians (collectively, personified).

Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.

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A male given name of Welsh origin.
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Origin of ivan

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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