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Famous People Named Ivan

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List of famous people named Ivan, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ivan can you think of? The famous Ivans below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ivan, athletes named Ivan, and even political figures named Ivan. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ivan? Add them to the list.

One of the most famous Ivans of all time is the legendary baseball player Ivan Rodriguez, also known as "Pudge Rodriguez." He spent the majoirty of his career with the Texas Rangers, but also played for the Yankees, Tigers, Marlins, Astros, and Nationals. Another historic Ivan is of course Ivan the Terrible, one of the most fearsome Russian leaders to ever walk the earth.
  • Iván Rodríguez

    BirthplaceManatí, United States, with Territories

    Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 27, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge", is a former Major League... more on Wikipedia

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    #105 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#158 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Ivan the Terrible

    Ivan the Terrible

    Dec. at 54 (1530-1584)

    BirthplaceKolomenskoye, Russia

    Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28... more on Wikipedia

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    #237 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#6 of 23 The Weirdest Royals Throughout History

  • Ivan Rakitić

    BirthplaceMöhlin, Switzerland

    Ivan Rakitić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan rǎkititɕ]; born 10 March 1988) is a Croatian... more on Wikipedia

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    #45 of 103 Coolest Soccer Players#8 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

  • Ivan Lendl

    Ivan Lendl

    Age: 60


    Ivan Lendl (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvan ˈlɛndl̩]; born March 7, 1960) is a retired... more on Wikipedia

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    #245 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#109 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Ivan Pavlov

    Ivan Pavlov

    Dec. at 87 (1849-1936)

    BirthplaceRyazan, Russia

    Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Па́влов, IPA: [ɪˈvan pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈpavləf]... more on Wikipedia


    #122 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#178 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Iván Zamorano

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #404 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#30 of 137 The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

  • Ivan Turgenev

    Ivan Turgenev

    Dec. at 65 (1818-1883)

    BirthplaceOryol, Russia

    Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (English: ; Russian: Иван Сергеевич Тургенев, tr. Iván Sergéyevich... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Putski

    BirthplaceKraków, Poland

    Józef Bednarski (born January 21, 1941) is a Polish-American former professional wrestler and... more on Wikipedia

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    #104 of 157 Ranking The Greatest WWE Hall of Fame Inductees#70 of 108 The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

  • Ivan Reitman

    BirthplaceKomárno, Slovakia

    Ivan Reitman, (born October 27, 1946) is a Slovak-Canadian film producer and director, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Koloff

    Ivan Koloff

    Age: 78
    Ivan Koloff (born Oreal Donald Perras; August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia


    #116 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#160 of 176 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

  • Ivan Milat

    Ivan Milat

    Age: 75

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    #7 of 10 10 Killers Who Wore Their Victims' Clothes#8 of 9 9 Serial Killers With Frightening And Grotesque Fetishes

  • Ivan Bunin

    Ivan Bunin

    Dec. at 83 (1870-1953)

    BirthplaceVoronezh, Russia

    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin ( or ; Russian: Ива́н Алексе́евич Бу́нин, IPA: [ɪˈvan ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson

    Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson

    Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Ivan Wilfred "Ching" Johnson (December 7, 1898 – June 16, 1979) was a Canadian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Moravec

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Ivan Moravec (9 November 1930 – 27 July 2015) was a Czech concert pianist whose performing and... more on Wikipedia

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    #31 of 154 The Greatest Pianists Ever#15 of 158 The Best Pianists in the World

  • Ivan Sergei

    BirthplaceHawthorne, New Jersey, USA

    Ivan Sergei (; born May 7, 1971) is an American actor known for his work in television. His... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Ljubičić

    BirthplaceBanja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Ivan Ljubičić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan ʎûbitʃitɕ]; born 19 March 1979) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Massow

    BirthplaceBrighton, United Kingdom

    Ivan Julian Massow (born 11 September 1967) is a British financial services entrepreneur, gay... more on Wikipedia
  • Iván Calderón

    Iván Calderón

    Dec. at 41 (1962-2003)


    Iván Calderón Pérez (March 19, 1962 – December 27, 2003), nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible", was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Perišić

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Croatia

    Ivan Perišić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan pěriʃitɕ]; born 2 February 1989) is a Croatian... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Konev

    Ivan Konev

    Dec. at 77 (1896-1973)

    BirthplaceRussian Empire

    Ivan Stepanovich Konev (Russian: Ива́н Степа́нович Ко́нев; 28 December [O.S. 16 December] 1897... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov

    Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov

    Dec. at 61 (1895-1956)

    BirthplaceVladimir, Russia

    Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov or Iwan Smirnoff (Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич Смирно́в; January 30,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Bussens

    Ivan Bussens

    Dec. at 47 (1960-2007)
    Ivan Bussens (3 June 1960 – 27 August 2007) was a British sportsman who competed at water polo... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Serov

    Ivan Serov

    Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)

    BirthplaceRussian Empire

    State Security General Ivan Alexandrovich Serov (Russian: Ива́н Алексáндрович Серóв; 13 August... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Dixon

    Ivan Dixon

    Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, USA

    Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III (April 6, 1931 – March 16, 2008) was an American actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan A. Getting

    Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)
    Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and... more on Wikipedia