Namesakes

Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 1 pope
John Paul II (a.k.a. Ivan)   1978-2005  
Bulgarian Kings and Tsars: 10 tsars
Tsar Ivan Vladislav   1015-1018  
Tsar Ivan Asen I   1189-1196  
Tsar Kaloyan (a.k.a. Ivan)   1197-1207  
Tsar Ivan Asen II   1218-1241  
Tsar Ivan Asen III   1279-1280  
Tsar Ivan II   1298-1299  
Tsar Ivan Stefan   1330-1331  
Tsar Ivan Aleksandar   1331-1371  
Tsar Ivan Sratsimir   1356-1396  
Tsar Ivan Shishman   1371-1395  
Bulgarian Presidents and Prime Ministers: 3 prime ministers
(prime minister) Ivan Evstratiev Geshov   1911-1913  
(prime minister) Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov   1944  
(prime minister) Ivan Kostov   1997-2001  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 ice hockey
(ice hockey) Ivan "Ching" Johnson   1958  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 3 hurricanes
Hurricane Ivan   1980  
Hurricane Ivan   1998  
Hurricane Ivan   2004  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature, 1 medicine
(medicine) Ivan Pavlov   1904  
(literature) Ivan Bunin   1933  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
Ivan Sergei   1971-  
Notable Athletes: 6 soccer, 3 tennis, 1 handball, 1 ice hockey, 1 rugby, 1 water polo
(ice hockey) Ivan "Ching" Johnson   1898-1979  
(tennis) Ivan Lendl   1960-  
(tennis) Ivan Ljubičić   1979-  
(rugby) Marcos Ayerza (a.k.a. Ivan)   1983-  
(tennis) Ivan Dodig   1985-  
(soccer) Ezequiel Lavezzi (a.k.a. Iván)   1985-  
(water polo) Ivan Buljubašić   1987-  
(soccer) Ivan Vargić   1987-  
(soccer) Ivan Strinić   1987-  
(soccer) Ivan Franjic   1987-  
(soccer) Ivan Rakitić   1988-  
(soccer) Ivan Perišić   1989-  
(handball) Ivan Slišković   1991-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Ivan Reitman   1946-  
Notable Musicians: 1 singer
Ivica Šerfezi (a.k.a. Ivan)   1935-2004   pop  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 physician, 1 physicist
Ivan Pavlov   1849-1936  
Ivan Supek   1915-2007  
Notable Writers: 5 authors
Ivan Gundulić   1589-1638  
Ivan Turgenev   1818-1883  
Ivan Slamnig   1930-2001  
Ivan Aralica   1930-  
Ivan Kušan   1933-2012  
Olympic Medalists: 13 bronze, 8 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze
(silver) Ivan Möller   1912   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Ivan Stedman   1920; 1924   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Ivan Dresser   1920   3000 m team  
(bronze) Ivan Riley   1924   400 m hurdles  
(gold) Ivan Fuqua   1932   4x400 m relay  
(silver) Ivan Gubijan   1948   hammer throw  
(bronze) Ivan Belyayev   1964   3000 m steeplechase  
(gold/bronze) Ivan Edeshko   1972; 1976   basketball  
(gold) Ivan Dvorny   1972   basketball  
(bronze) Ivan Sunara   1984   basketball  
(gold) Iván Moro   1996   water polo  
(bronze) Iván García   2000   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Iván Pedroso   2000   long jump  
(bronze) Ivan Ljubičić   2004   tennis  
(bronze/silver) Ivan Tsikhan   2008; 2016   hammer throw  
(bronze) Ivan Ninčević   2012   handball  
(bronze) Iván Cambar   2012   weightlifting  
(bronze) Ivan Čupić   2012   handball  
(gold) Ivan Ukhov   2012   high jump  
(bronze) Ivan Shtyl   2012   canoe sprint  
(gold) Ivan Buljubašić   2012   water polo  
(bronze) Ivan Nifontov   2012   judo  
(bronze) Ivan Zaytsev   2012   volleyball  
(bronze) Ivan Dychko   2012   boxing  
(silver) Iván García   2012   diving  
(bronze) Ivan Perrillat Boiteux   2014   cross-country skiing  
(gold) Vic Wild (a.k.a. Ivan)   2014   snowboarding  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Janez Janša (a.k.a. Ivan)   2004-2008; 2012-2013   Slovenia  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 3 dukes, 3 tsars
Duke Ivan I   1325-1341  
Duke Ivan II   1353-1359  
Duke Ivan III the Great   1462-1505  
Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible   1533-1584  
Tsar Ivan V   1682-1696  
Tsar Ivan VI   1740-1741  
Saints: 2 blessed, 1 saint
Blessed Ivan Merz   1896-1928  
Blessed Ivan Ziatyk   1899-1952  
Saint John Paul II (a.k.a. Ivan)   1920-2005  
Title Characters: 2 books, 1 song
(book) Ivan Denisovich   1962   One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich  
(song) Ivan   1980   Ivan Meets G.I. Joe  
(book) Ivan   2011   The One and Only Ivan