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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.

Associated with: old english, nature, saint


Ivy has 6 variants: Iva, Ivalyn, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie and Ivyanne.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivy name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivy, Iva, Ivey, Ivie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.