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What does Ivy mean?

Ivy Pronunciation of 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Iny, Iry, ..

(male) Ivio, Ivis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ivy Ila (I.I.), ..

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)

Ivy reached its top position of #129 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Ivy (#129 last year) are Iva, Ivey (#1804 last year) and Ivie. These forms of Ivy were at the peak of their popularity in 2015 (average #1483), except for the form Iva which has become 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.

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