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Gender of the name Ivan: male
Unique code of the name Ivan: 1209
First name Ivan backwards (ananym): Navi
Semantics or origin of the name Ivan
There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Ivan:
1. Russian (Иван) & Spanish (Iván) form of the personal name John (Iohannes) meaning - "God is gracious"
2. Derived from the Slavic word ива [iva] - "willow". Willow has had many symbols in in ancient times.
Ivan the Terrible (25 August 1530 - 28 March 1584) was Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres, approximately 4,046,856 km2 (1,562,500 sq mi). Ivan managed countless changes in the progression from a medieval state to an empire and emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All Russia.
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