Ivanov (surname)

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Ivanov (Bulgarian, Russian: Ивано́в, sometimes the stress is on Ива́нов in Bulgarian if it is a middle name, or in Russian as a rare variant of pronunciation), Ivanoff or Ivanow (masculine), or Ivanova (Ивано́ва; feminine) is one of the most common surnames in Bulgaria and the second most widespread surname in Russia after Smirnov.[1] The surname derived from the first name Ivan (equivalent to John, and Ivan"-ov" meaning "John's/Ivan's" making the name effectively equivalent to Johns/Ivans). Ivan is derived from the Latin Ioannes and Iohannes, which are forms of the Greek name Iōannēs (Ἰωάννης), originally borne by Hellenized Jews transliterating the Hebrew name Yohanan (יוֹחָנָן‎), "Graced by Yah", or Yehohanan (יְהוֹחָנָן‎), "Yahweh is Gracious".

The following people share this surname (See Ivanov for fictional characters):

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  1. ^ Балановская Е. В., Балановский О. П. (2007). Русский генофонд на Русской равнине (in Russian). Moscow. pp. 165–216. ISBN 978-5-87140-267-2.  See also the web version of the list.