What does Iva mean?
Iva \i-va\ as a name for girls. Iva's name origins are Czechoslovakian, Slavic, Hebrew and Old English, and the name Iva means "God is gracious". Iva is a 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).
Iva▼ has 28 more different forms via Ivana, Ivy, Jane: Gene▼, Ivalyn, Ivancka, Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna▲, Ivanya, Ivyanne, Jaina, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae▼, Jania, Janka, Janna▼, Jany, Jayna, Jean▼, Jenda, Jeni, Jess, Jinna, Joan▼, Joana▼, Joni▼, Juana▼, Vania and Vanya.
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Iva for girls. Iva reached its peak rank of #113 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Iva are Gene, Ivana, Ivanna (#664 the previous year), Ivy (#146), Jan, Jana, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janna, Jean, Joan, Joana, Joni and Juana. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Janae, Jean, Joan, Joana and Joni becoming somewhat dated. Ivanna (#664) and Ivy (#146) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, with Ivy going through a rekindling in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Iva and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Iva▼ is pronounced similarly to Ava▲, Avah▲, Avia, Eeva, Eva▲, Evah, Evia, Evy, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended similar baby names are Ib, Ida▼, Ila▼, Ima▼, Ina▼, Ira▼, Isa▼ and Ita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Iva.