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.
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)
The only other prominent varying form of Ivy (#146 last year) is Iva. These forms of Ivy were at the peak of their popularity 134 years ago (average #198) and are now much less popular (#573, 47% less), with the form Iva becoming less stylish. Ivy is the most trendy baby name here, with this name enjoying a revival in usage.
Thinking of 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 baby 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▼, Rivy, Sky▲ and Tavy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ivy.