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In Further Tales of the City, writer Armistead Maupin creates an amusing situation utilizing the similarity of the Russian pronunciation of the name to that of the female name "Yvonne."
-- Kosta  5/15/2006
Slovak director Ivan Reitman is bearer this name. He was born 27 October 1946, Komárno, Czechoslovakia.
-- Karcoolka  4/26/2007
Let's not forget off-road racer Ivan Stewart.
-- Midgard666  5/1/2007
Northern Irish singer George Ivan Morrison, better known as Van Morrison.
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2007
Ivan Novak is a spokesperson for the Slovene musical group Laibach. He also does lighting and projector stuff for the group.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2007
A famous bearer is Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, born 7th March 1960, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia.
-- Maggie_Simpson  9/24/2007
Mjr. Ivan Tomeček is a fictional character from the TV show "Mesto tieňov" (2008). He is played by Pavel Višňovský.
-- Emilie007  9/7/2008
Actor Ivan Franěk, born 17th June 1964 in Plzeň.
-- Emilie007  10/3/2008
Ivan Dixon, who played James Ivan "Kinch" Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes. He died March 2008, leaving Richard Dawson and Robert Clary the only surviving regular cast members from the 60's TV sitcom.
-- Atarah Derek  11/28/2008
Ivan Milat is a notorious Australian serial killer, known for the so-called 'Backpacker Murders' that occurred in New South Wales during the 1990s.
The name Ivan is considered unusable by many due to this association.
-- vomiting  9/11/2009
One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich, anyone? A Russian novel (and later a Norwegian-British movie) about life in a gulag written by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.
-- VocabWord  10/18/2010
Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) was a Russian painter.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2011
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (1897-1983) was an American painter. He did a painting for the film 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'.
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2011
Ivan was the second son of the first Romanov Tsar Michael I and his wife Eudoxia.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
Ivan (1666-1696) was the son of Tsar Alexei I of Russia and his wife Maria. He later became Tsar Ivan V.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
Hurricane Ivan was a powerful hurricane that devastated the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States in September 2004. At the time, it was the second-costliest hurricane in the United States. By the time I posted this comment, it was the fifth-costliest hurricane (behind Wilma, Andrew, Ike, and Katrina).
-- dwayne1996  9/5/2012
Ivan Braginsky, the personification of Russia in the manga/anime Axis Powers Hetalia.
-- Pattysama  6/16/2013
Ivan Ooze was the main villain in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie.
-- PinkJazzX  11/26/2014
Ivan Vorpatril is the hero of the book "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance" by Hugo and Nebula award winning author Lois McMaster Bujold.
-- Sunflowerjill  1/2/2016
Ivan Drago, Russian boxer from Rocky IV.
-- Mayra  2/27/2016
Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian footballer who plays for FC Barcelona. He formerly played for Sevilla FC.
-- cutenose  5/10/2016
Ivan Mikulić is a Herzegovinian singer, best known outside his country for having represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, singing "You Are The Only One".
-- cutenose  6/16/2016
Ivan Tričkovski is a Macedonian footballer who plays for AEK Larnaca in the Cypriot First Division. He joined Red Star Belgrade in January 2008 for a fee around €0.8 million from football club FK Rabotnički. He actually faced his future team in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup while playing for Red Star, and ended up on the losing side in a dramatic 3-3 draw in Belgrade which saw APOEL progress on away goals with a late equalizer in the 116th minute.
-- cutenose  1/11/2017
Ivan E. Coyote is a nonbinary butch storyteller, writer and spoken word performer.
-- namewx  2/18/2017

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