Meaning and name origin
Iva \i-va\ as a girl's name is of Czechoslovakian, Slavic, Hebrew and Old English origin, and the meaning of Iva is "God is gracious". Iva is a variant of Ivana (Czechoslovakian, Slavic, Hebrew): feminine of Ivan, from John. Also a variant of Ivy (Old English): name from nature; an evergreen climbing ornamental plant which represents fidelity and eternity. Iva is also used as a variant of Jane (Hebrew).
Iva is a very popular first name for females (#562 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Iva for girls. Iva reached its highest rank of #113 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Iva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ivy (#146), Jane (#322), Ivana and Iva. (2014 statistics).
Iva▼ is also pronounced similarly to Ava▲, Avah▲, Avia, Eeva, Eva▲, Evah, Evia, Evy, Wava and Yeva. Other suggested similar baby names are Ib, Ida▼, Ila▼, Ima▼, Ina▼, Ira▼, Isa▼ and Ita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Iva.