Origin: Slavic Ивана
The name is a feminine form of Ivan, which is a Slavic form of John.
As of 2009, Ivana was the 20th most popular female name in Croatia. Her rankings in other countries are as follows:
- # 75 (Slovenia, 2010)
- # 995 (United States, 2010)
The name is used throughout Eastern Europe. Notable bearers include:
Ivana Trump (b.1945) and her daughter Ivanka Trump (b.1981).
The name was also borne by Slovenian realist painter, Ivana Kobilca (1861-1926).
Another form is the Russian, Ivanna.
Short forms include: Iva, Ivanka and Ivka.