Ivan vs Frances - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between ivan and frances

is that ivan is hungarian equivalent of ivan while frances is (male given name).

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.

    Anagrams

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    frances

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) Franceise, feminine form of Franceis, from .

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • , feminine form of Francis.
  • * c.1590 William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost : Act III, Scene I:
  • Armado . Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.
    Costard''. O! marry me to one Frances : I smell some ''l'envoy , some goose, in this.
  • * 1883 , Heart and Science , Chatto and Windus, page 227:
  • "My name is Frances'. Don't call me Fanny!" "Why not?" "Because it's too absurd to be endured! What does the mere sound of Fanny suggest? A flirting dancing creature - plump and fair, and playful and pretty! - - - Call me ' Frances - a man's name, with only the difference between an i and an e. No sentiment in it, hard, like me."
  • * 1961 , Owls Do Cry , ISBN 072510029X, page 97:
  • My other sisters had interesting names. There was Francie, that was Frances , and though she wore slacks and my father seemed angry with her, I thought she was some relation to Saint Francis, who, I believed, kept animals in his pocket and took them out and licked them, the way Francie licked a blackball or acid drop, for pure love.

    Etymology 2

    Proper noun

    (head)
  • * 1967 , Eric A. Nordlinger, The Working-class Tories , page 236:
  • The malaise of French politics has commonly been interpreted as a product of a deep-seated conflict between the ‘two Frances ’.
  • * 1998 , Shanny Peer, France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore (ISBN 0791437108), page 2:
  • Although scholars have offered different chronologies and causalities for the move toward modernity, most have resolved the paradox of the two Frances by placing them in sequence: "diverse France gave way over time as modern centralized France gathered force."
  • * 2013 , Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives (ISBN 1136277218), page 48:
  • Was it the end of the long conflict between the two Frances ? Yes and no.