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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 47
Iván Rodríguez Torres, nicknamed "Pudge," is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. In his career, he played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New ...more
Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 54 (1530-1584)
Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest ...more
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 30
Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Croatia national team as a central or attacking midfielder. Rakitić started his professional ...more
Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 58
Ivan Lendl is a former world no.1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he became a United States citizen in 1992. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the ...more
Ivan Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 87 (1849-1936)
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning. From his childhood days Pavlov demonstrated intellectual brilliance along with an unusual ...more
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 52
Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers. He was a member ...more
Ivan Turgenev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 65 (1818-1883)
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, was a milestone of ...more
Ivan Putski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 78
Józef Bednarski is a Polish former professional wrestler and bodybuilder. He is known by the ring name Ivan Putski and was given the nicknames "The Polish Hammer" and ...more
Ivan Reitman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 69
Ivan Reitman, OC is a Jewish Czechoslovak-born Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture ...more
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 76
"The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff is a Canadian former professional wrestler who once held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship.
Ivan Milat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 74
Ivan Bunin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 83 (1870-1953)
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the ...more
Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)
Ivan Wilfred "Ching" Johnson was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. He was an ...more
Ivan Moravec is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 88
Ivan Moravec is a Czech concert pianist whose performing and recording career spans nearly half a century.
Ivan Sergei is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 44
Ivan Sergei is an American actor known for his work in television.
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 39
Ivan Ljubičić is a retired Croatian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 3. He achieved his best results in indoor tournaments played on carpet or hardcourt. Mostly a ...more
Ivan Massow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 51
Ivan Julian Massow is a British financial services entrepreneur, gay rights campaigner, and media personality. He is also a former Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and ...more
Iván Calderón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 41 (1962-2003)
Iván Calderón Pérez, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, was a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player from 1984 to 1993, and was named an All-Star in 1991. He was murdered in a
Ivan Perišić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
age 30
Ivan Perišić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for German club VfL Wolfsburg. He usually plays as a winger, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder, left or right ...more
Ivan Konev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 77 (1896-1973)
Ivan Stepanovich Konev, was a Soviet military commander, who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, retook much of Eastern Europe from occupation by the Axis Powers, and ...more
Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 61 (1895-1956)
Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov was a Russian World War I flying ace. He was born to a poor peasant family, but through courage and good fortune managed to become an officer in the Imperial Russian Air ...more
Ivan Bussens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 47 (1960-2007)
Ivan Bussens was a British sportsman who competed at water polo at the Gay Games. He raised the profile of LGBT sport, having co-founded the Out for Sport organisation representing gay clubs in ...more
Ivan Serov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)
State Security General Ivan Alexandrovich Serov was a prominent leader of Soviet security and intelligence agencies, head of the KGB between March 1954 and December 1958, as well as head of the ...more
Ivan Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)
Ivan Dixon was an American actor, director, and producer best known for his series role in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for his role in the 1967 telefilm The Final War of Olly Winter, and ...more
Ivan A. Getting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ivan
Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)
Ivan Alexander Getting was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited with the development of the Global Positioning System. He was the co-leader of the research group which ...more