What does Ivy mean?
Ivy /ivy/ as a girls' name is pronounced EYE-vee. It is of Old English origin. Name from nature; an evergreen climbing ornamental plant which represents fidelity and eternity. Iva is a feminine form of Ivo, a saint's name. Author Ivy Compton-Burnett.
(female) Iny, Iry, ..
(male) Ivil, Ivio, ..
How popular is Ivy?
Ivy is a very popular first name for women (#697 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2602 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Ivy for girls. Ivy reached its top position of #146 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Ivy (#146 last year) are Iva, Ivey and Ivie. These forms of Ivy were at the peak of their popularity 124 years ago (average #761) and are almost as popular today (#1536, 12% less usage), but with the form Iva becoming less stylish. Ivy is the most trendy baby name here.
Ivy▲ is pronounced similarly to Ava▲, Avah▲, Avia, Avie, Ayva▲, Eeva, Eva, Evah, Evey, Evia, Evie▲, Evvy, Evy, Wava and Yeva. Other suggested similar names are Ady, Agy, Alvy, Amy▼, Ave, Bay, Cay, Cy, Davy, Day, Edy, Elvy, Eve▲, Fay▼, Fey, Gay▼, Hy, Ib, Ida▼, Ila▼, Ili, Ima▼, Ina▼, Inya, Io, Ira, Isa, Issy, Ita, Ivon, Ivory▲, Izzy, Jay, Jey, Joy▼, Kay▼, Livy, May▼, Ray▼, Rey, Rivy, Sky▲ and Tavy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ivy.