[ 2 syll. jo-van, jov-an ] The baby boy name Jovan is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is JHowVAE-N †. Jovan is used chiefly in the English and Slavic languages, and its origin is Hebrew.
In addition, Jovan is a variant of the name John (English and Hebrew) in the English and Slavic languages.
The name Jovana (Slavic) is the female form of Jovan.
The name Jovan is widely used; it has 34 variants. Variants include Jeovani, Jeovanni, Jeovany, Johvan, Johvon, Jov, Jovaan, Jovane, Jovani, Jovanic, Jovann, Jovanni, Jovannis, Jovanny, Jovany, Jovaun, Jove, Joven, Jovenal, Jovenel, Jovi, Jovian, Jovin, Jovito, Jovoan, Jovon, Jovone, Jovonn, Jovonne, and Jowan. A foreign variant is the diminutive form Jovica (Slavic).
See also the related form, Jovante.
Jovan is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1979, 0.013% of baby boys were given the name Jovan. It ranked at #553 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Jovan, John was the most popular. In the past century Jovan has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Jovan: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"