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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 3 variants: Ivee, Ivey and Ivie.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Iva name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iva outside U.S.

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 (usage of 0.4301%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1291%, down 70%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene, Iva, Ivana, Ivanna, Ivy, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane, Janna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jean, Joan, Joana, Joni, Juana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ivy, Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.