Ivka

Diminutive of IVA (1), IVA (2) or IVA (3).

IVA (1)   female   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (2)   female   Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVANA   female   Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of IVAN.
IVAN   male   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
JOHN   male   English, Biblical
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament (spelled Johanan or Jehohanan in the English version), but this name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who is considered the forerunner of Jesus. He baptized Jesus and was later executed by Herod Antipas. The second is the apostle John, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth gospel and Revelation. With the apostles Peter and James (his brother), he was part of the inner circle of Jesus.

This name was initially more common among Eastern Christians in the Byzantine Empire, but it flourished in Western Europe after the First Crusade. In England it became extremely popular: during the later Middle Ages it was given to approximately a fifth of all English boys.

The name (in various spellings) has been borne by 21 popes and eight Byzantine emperors, as well as rulers of England, France, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary. It was also borne by the poet John Milton (1608-1674), philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), American founding father and president John Adams (1735-1826), and poet John Keats (1795-1821). Famous bearers of the 20th century include author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), and musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
YAHWEH   male   Theology
A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God, it was only written and never spoken, which resulted in the original pronunciation becoming lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root הוה (hawah) meaning "to be" or "to become".
IVA (3)   female   Czech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVO (1)   male   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic elementiv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
FULL FORMS
BULGARIAN: Iva
CROATIAN: Iva
CZECH: Iva, Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Iveta, Jana, Janička, Johana
SLOVAK: Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Jana, Janka
EQUIVALENTS
AFRICAN AMERICAN: Lashawn, Tajuana
BASQUE: Jone
BIBLICAL GREEK: Ioanna
BIBLICAL LATIN: Iohanna
BIBLICAL: Joanna
BULGARIAN: Ivka
CATALAN: Jana, Joana
CROATIAN: Ivka
CZECH: Ivka, Ivona
DANISH: Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jeanette, Johanna, Johanne, Jonna, Vanja, Yvonne
DUTCH: Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Ivonne, Jana, Janine, Janna, Janneke, Jantine, Jantje, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jennigje, Jenny, Johanna, Johanneke, Yvonne
ENGLISH: Evette, Evonne, Genette, Jan, Janae, Jane, Janeka, Janel, Janele, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jannah, Jannette, Jannine, Jayna, Jayne, Jaynie, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeni, Jenna, Jenni, Jennie, Jenny, Jessalyn, Jessi, Jessie, Jessye, Jo, Joan, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joetta, Joey, Johanna, Johna, Johnna, Jojo, Joleen, Jolene, Jonelle, Jonette, Joni, Jonie, Lavone, Lavonne, Netta, Nettie, Seanna, Shauna, Shavonne, Shawna, Sheena, Sheenagh, Shena, Shevaun, Shevon, Yvette, Yvonne
ESTONIAN: Johanna
FINNISH: Hanna, Hannele, Janina, Janna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny, Johanna, Jonna
FRENCH: Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannine, Joanne, Johanne, Yvette, Yvonne
GALICIAN: Xoana
GERMAN: Hanna, Hanne, Ivonne, Jana, Janina, Janine, Jenny, Johanna, Yvonne
GREEK: Gianna, Ioanna, Nana, Yanna
HUNGARIAN: Hanna, Johanna, Zsanett
ICELANDIC: Jenný, Jóhanna, Jóna
IRISH: Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Sinéad, Siobhán
ITALIAN: Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giovanna, Giovannetta, Vanna
LATE ROMAN: Johanna
LITHUANIAN: Janina
MACEDONIAN: Iva, Ivana, Ivona, Jovana, Jovanka, Jovka, Vana
MEDIEVAL FRENCH: Jehanne, Johanne
NORWEGIAN: Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jeanette, Johanna, Johanne, Vanja, Yvonne
POLISH: Asia, Iwona, Janina, Joanna, Joasia
PORTUGUESE: Joana, Joaninha
ROMANIAN: Ioana, Ionela, Oana
RUSSIAN: Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka
SCOTTISH: Jean, Jessie, Seona, Seonag, Seònaid, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Sìneag, Teasag
SERBIAN: Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Jovana, Jovanka
SLOVAK: Ivka
SLOVENE: Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Jana, Žana
SPANISH: Ivette, Ivonne, Jenny, Juana, Juanita
SWEDISH: Hanna, Janina, Janna, Jannicke, Jannike, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny, Johanna, Jonna, Vanja, Yvonne
UKRAINIAN: Yana
WELSH: Shan, Siân, Siana, Siani, Sioned, Siwan
DIMINUTIVES AND SHORT FORMS
CZECH: Nina
DANISH: Nina
DUTCH: Nina
ENGLISH: Ivonette, Nena, Nina
FINNISH: Nina
FRENCH: Nina, Ninette
GERMAN: Nina
ITALIAN: Nina
NORWEGIAN: Nina
POLISH: Nina
SERBIAN: Nina
SLOVAK: Nina
SLOVENE: Nina
SWEDISH: Nina
MASCULINE FORMS
AFRICAN AMERICAN: Deshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashaun, Rashawn
ALBANIAN: Gjon
ANCIENT GERMANIC: Ivo
ARABIC: Yahya, Yuhanna
ARMENIAN: Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes
BASQUE: Ganix, Ion, Jon
BELARUSIAN: Ivan, Yan
BIBLICAL GREEK: Ioannes
BIBLICAL HEBREW: Yehochanan, Yochanan
BIBLICAL LATIN: Iohannes
BIBLICAL: Jehohanan, Johanan, John
BRETON: Erwan, Erwann, Yanick, Yann, Yannic, Yannick
BULGARIAN: Ioan, Ivan, Ivo, Yanko, Yoan
CATALAN: Jan, Joan
CORNISH: Jowan
CORSICAN: Ghjuvan
CROATIAN: Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja
CZECH: Honza, Ivan, Ivo, Jan, Janek
DANISH: Hans, Jan, Jannick, Jannik, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon
DUTCH: Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Ivo, Jan, Jo, Johan, Johannes, Joop, Yvo
ENGLISH: Evan, Hank, Ian, Ivan, Jack, Jackie, Jake, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne, Van
ESPERANTO: Joĉjo, Johano
ESTONIAN: Jaan, Johannes, Juhan
FAROESE: Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón
FINNISH: Hannes, Hannu, Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juha, Juhana, Juhani, Juho, Jukka, Jussi
FRENCH: Jean, Jeannot, Yanick, Yann, Yannic, Yannick, Yves, Yvon
GALICIAN: Xoán
GEORGIAN: Ioane, Ivane, Vano
GERMAN: Hannes, Hans, Ivo, Jan, Jo, Johann, Johannes, Yvo
GREEK: Gianni, Giannis, Ioannis, Yanni, Yannis, Yianni, Yiannis
HAWAIIAN: Keoni
HEBREW: Yochanan
HISTORY: Ives
HUNGARIAN: Iván, Jancsi, Jani, Janika, János
ICELANDIC: Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón
INDONESIAN: Yohanes
IRISH: Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane
ITALIAN: Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Ivo, Nino, Vanni
LATE ROMAN: Joannes, Johannes
LATVIAN: Jānis
LIMBURGISH: Sjang, Sjeng
LITHUANIAN: Jonas
MACEDONIAN: Ivan, Ivo, Jovan
MANX: Ean, Juan
MEDIEVAL ENGLISH: Hankin, Hann, Jackin, Jan, Jankin, Jon
MEDIEVAL FRENCH: Jehan
MEDIEVAL ITALIAN: Zuan
NORWEGIAN: Hans, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Jone
OCCITAN: Joan
OLD CHURCH SLAVIC: Ioannu
PERSIAN: Yahya
POLISH: Iwan, Iwo, Jan, Janek, Janusz
PORTUGUESE: Ivo, João, Joãozinho
ROMANIAN: Iancu, Ioan, Ion, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu
RUSSIAN: Ioann, Ivan, Vanya
SAMI: Juhán
SCOTTISH: Eoin, Iain, Ian, Jock, Jockie, Jocky, Seoc
SERBIAN: Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovan, Vanja
SLOVAK: Ivan, Ján, Janko
SLOVENE: Anže, Ivan, Jan, Janez, Janko, Žan
SPANISH: Iván, Juan, Juanito, Xuan
SWEDISH: Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Jan, Janne, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon
TURKISH: Yahya
UKRAINIAN: Ivan
WELSH: Evan, Ianto, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn
OTHER FORMS
ENGLISH: Jackson, Jaxon, Jaxson, Malone, Sinjin, Yancy
THEOLOGY: Yahweh
WELSH: Bevan