Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. VAN
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Meaning & History

Short form of names containing van, such as Vance or Ivan.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Vanja(Croatian) Ivan, Jan(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Danish) Jan, Johan, Johannes(Dutch) Johano(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Yanis(French) Xoán(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Jan, Johann, Johannes(German) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan(Polish) Ivan, João(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne(Sardinian) Ian(Scottish) Eòin, Iain(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Jovica, Vanja(Serbian) Ivan, Ján(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Ivo, Vanja(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan(Spanish) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn(Welsh)
Same SpellingVân, Văn
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Entry updated December 3, 2009