Ivan vs Holly - What's the difference?

ivan | holly |

As proper nouns the difference between ivan and holly

is that ivan is hungarian equivalent of ivan while holly is .



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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  • Any of various shrubs or (mostly) small trees, of the genus Ilex , either evergreen or deciduous, used as decoration especially at Christmas.
  • The wood from this tree.
  • (with a qualifier) Any of several unrelated plant species likened to Ilex because of their prickly, evergreen foliage and/or round, bright-red berries
  • Derived terms

    * false holly * * holly olive * holly osmanthus * * Hollywood * sea holly