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Meaning and name origin

Iva \i-va\ as a girl's name has the meaning "God is gracious" and 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): originally a feminine form of John.

Iva has 3 variant forms: Ivee, Ivey, Ivie.

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.


Iva is a very popular first name for females (#562 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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