What does Iva mean?
Iva [iva] as a name for girls is an Old English and Hebrew name, and the name Iva means "God is gracious". Iva is an alternate form of Ivana (Czechoslovakian, Slavic, Hebrew): feminine of Ivan. Iva is also a variant of Ivy (Old English): name from nature. Iva is also used as a variant of Jane (Hebrew).
(female) Ivia, Ivya, ..
(male) Ivia, Ivis, .. Middle name pairings:
Iva Georgina (I.G.), ..
How popular is Iva?
Iva is a very popular first name for females (#562 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Iva reached its peak rank of #113 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Iva are Ivana (#1301 the previous year), Ivanna (#614), Ivey (#1804), Ivie, Ivy (#129), Jan, Jana (#1011), Jane (#288), Jean and Joan (#1990). These forms of Iva were popular 9 decades ago (average #1023) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1376, down 93%), with forms like Joan becoming less trendy. Ivanna and Ivy are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list.
Iva▼ is pronounced similarly to Ava▲, Avah▲, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Ayva▲, Eeva, Eva, Evah, Evey, Evia, Evie▲, Evvy, Evy, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended names are Ida▼, Ila▼, Ima▼, Ina▼, Ira▼, Isa and Ita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Iva.See names in meaning and etymology.