• my uncle is 'valeriy'(? valerik? val?) and he's 'johnny' in english..
  • Jon in Russian is Bleder, pronounced like "Blender" with emphasis on the 'l'.
  • Ivan is an Eastern Slavic form (diminutive: Vanya) Jan is a Western Slavic form Joann is more a Western European form or Greek form 1) The most current form of this name in Russian is Ivan. However, the transcription Иоа́нн (Joann) is used fro the Greek name Ιωάννης (Joannes): John Chrysostom (c. 347–407, Greek: Ιωάννης ο ΧρυσÏŒστομος) Source and further information: Иоа́нн Златоу́ст for John Chrysostom "Translations male given name- the standard or most popular form" "Russian: Иван (ru) (Iván) m" Source and further information: "Prince John Constantinovich of Russia (Иоанн Константиович) (5 July 1886 – 18 July 1918), sometimes also known as Prince Ioann, Prince Ivan or Prince Johan, was the eldest son of Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia by his wife Elisaveta Mavrikievna, née Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg. He was described by contemporaries as a gentle, religious human being, nicknamed Ioannchik by his relatives." Source and further information: "Vanya (Ваня), a male diminutive of the Russian, Bulgarian and other Slavic given name Ivan, meaning "God is gracious". It is the Russian, Bulgarian and other Slavic form of John. It is sometimes spelled Vanja. Vanja is used as a female given name in Scandinavia. Vanya is also used as a female given name in Bulgaria." Source and further information: "Jan or JAN may refer to: Given names: A variant of John especially in Catalan, Dutch, Northern Germanic and Western Slavic Languages (in Slovak, spelled Ján)." Source and further information: 2) "Ivan is a Slavic masculine given name, corresponding to English John. The name originates from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (IōánnÄ“s; not from Latin Io(h)annes), which is in turn derived from Hebrew יֹוחָנָן (Yôḥānnān, “‘Yahweh is gracious’”)." Source and further information: 3) "John is the English form of an extremely popular given name for males and the occasional female. It is also used as a surname, and as a patronymic such as Johnson. It is derived from the Hebrew name YOCHANAN, "Yahweh (God) is gracious", and was the name of several important Jewish rabbis, as well as Yochanan ben Zechariah (John the Baptist) and Yochanan ben Zibhdi (John, the beloved apostle of Jesus and author of the Gospel of John). The name Yochanan was transliterated into Greek as Ioannes and Latinized as Johannes. Johannes became the Germanic Johann, the Slavic Ivan, the Irish Eoin, the Spanish Juan, and the French Jean. In the 11th century, William the conqueror brought the name to England The name John was the number one name in England from the middle of the sixteenth to the middle of the twentieth century but was avoided by the English royal family as a harbinger of bad luck. King John, who signed the Magna Carta in 1250, was considered a villain, and two princes named John died at an early age." Source and further information: 4) "The h is in English a mere insertion, in imitation of the Middle Latin form; properly Jon (as in Jonson, etc.: cf. Janson, Jenkins, etc.), from Middle English Jon, also Jan, from Old French Jan, Jean, Jehan, Johan, etc., modern F. Jean = Spanish Juan = Portuguese João = Italian Giovanni, Gianni (later English zany, q. v.), Gian = Anglo-Saxon Iohannes = Dutch Jan, Hans = German Johann, Hans = Danish Swedish Johan, Hans, etc., = Welsh Efan (later English Evan, Bvans, Ivins, etc.) = Russian Ivan, etc. (in all European languages); from Middle Latin Johannes, Joannes, Late Latin Joannes, from Greek )Ιωάννης (with accommodation Greek termination), from Hebrew Yōhānān, John, literally ‘Jehovah hath been gracious.’ This name owes its wide currency primarily to the impression which the character of John the Baptist made upon the popular imagination in the middle ages; Baptist alone is also a common name in southern Europe. Owing to the extreme frequency of John as a given name, it came to be used, like its accepted English synonym Jack, as a common appellative for a man or boy of common or menial condition, and, in its different national forms, English John, French Jean, D. and G. Hans, etc., has served as a popular collective name for the whole people." Source and further information: 5) "Ivan First name origins & meanings: Russian: God is gracious Hebrew: God's grace First name variations: Evan, Ivanchik, Ivann, Ivano, Iven, Ivon, Ivyn, Iván, Ivas, Ivin, Ivun, Johnny, Johnnie, Jack, Jock, Jocko, Johann, Johan, Jenner, Janos, Jovan, Juan, Johannes, Johnson, Johnavon, Jansen, Janson, Jones, Jackson, Jenkins, Hanson, Hansen, Jonnel, Hans, Ian, Iaian, Eoin, Sean, Shawn, Shane, Seain, Zane, Jaenda, Janco, Jantje, Jian, Joen, Johne, Jone, Jontavius, Johahn, Johanan, Johane, Johannan, Johaun, Johon, Jehan, Jehann, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jenkyn, Jenkyns, Jennings, Jens, Jense, Jentz, Jones, Joenes, Joennes, Joenns, Johnsie, Joness, Jonesy, Juhana, Juha, Juhanah, Juhanna, Juhannah, Juho, John Last name origin & meaning: Romanian, Hungarian (Iván), and Slovak: from the personal name Ivan, eastern Slavic form of John. It may also be a shortened form of a Slovenian or Croatian patronymic derived from the personal name Ivan (i.e. Slovenian Ivanc, Ivančič, or Ivanjko; Croatian Ivančić, Ivanić, Ivančević)." Source and further information:
  • Jonovich.

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