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Ivan (John) is not a name - it is a title


With Christ's baptism in the Jordan River, John the Baptist fulfilled his task and took one of the most merited places in Christ's circle. Therefore the day following the baptizing was dedicated to him. In fact John the Forerunner is on the borderline between the Old and the New Testament in the Christian history and his task, assigned to him by God, was to show the one he had prophesized about, i.e., Christ's appearance. John is represented as something between a man and an angle. January 7 is the name day of Ivan, Ivanka, Kaloyan, Yoto, Ino, Ivaylo, Enyo. In Jewish the name means "godly blessing". Today the people of the name Ivan state with pride that Ivan is not a name but a title.