Ivan vs Alfred - What's the difference?

ivan | alfred |


As proper nouns the difference between ivan and alfred

is that ivan is hungarian equivalent of ivan while alfred is alfred the great, early king of england.

ivan

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) , and from Ivan in several (etyl) languages, all of them cognates of the English John.

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • of English speakers.
  • * 2010 (Kate Atkinson), Started Early, took My Dog , Doubleday, ISBN 9780385608022, page 66:
  • *:Amy's husband was called Ivan. Ivan''' the Terrible'', Barry always called him, naturally. '' Ivan ? What kind of name is that?' he said to Tracy after Amy's engagement was announced. 'Bloody Russian.'
  • *:'Actually, I think it's because he had a Norwegian grandfather', Tracy said.
  • 'Norwegian?' Barry said incredulously, as if she'd just announced that Ivan' s family came from the moon.
  • A transliteration of the Russian male given name .
  • (slang) A Russian.
  • (slang) Russians .
  • Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.

    Etymology 2

    Rare variant of English Evan, from (etyl) Ifan, the Welsh equivalent of John.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • of Welsh origin.
  • * 1833 (George Newenham Wright), Scenes in North Wales , T. T. and J. Tegg, page 137:
  • Dafydd ap Ivan ap Einion, an adherent to the house of Lancaster held out, in Harlech Castle, for nine years after the accession of Edward the Fourth to the throne of England.

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    alfred

    English

    (Alfred the Great)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • Alfred the Great, early king of England
  • .
  • * 1980 Graham Greene: Doctor Fisher of Geneva, or the Bomb Party
  • Unfortunately for me my father had combined diplomacy with a study of Anglo-Saxon history and, of course with my mother's consent, he gave me the name of Alfred , one of his heroes ( I believe she had boggled at Aelfred ). This Christian name, for some inexplicable reason, had become corrupted in the eyes of our middle-class world; it belonged exclusively now to the working class and was usually abbreviated to Alf. Perhaps that was why Doctor Fisher, the inventor of Dentophil Bouquet, never called me anything but Jones, even after I married his daughter.
  • * 1998 , A Place Like This , Univ. of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702229849, page 86:
  • You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred , or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life.

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