Ivan vs Wes - What's the difference?

ivan | wes |

As proper nouns the difference between ivan and wes

is that ivan is a given name derived from Russian of English speakers while Wes is short form of the male given name Wesley.



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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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • Short form of the male given name Wesley .