What does Ivy mean?
Ivy /ivy/ [2 sylls.] 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 popularity of Ivy for girls. Ivy reached its top position of #146 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other prominent varying form of Ivy (#146 last year) is Iva. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.802%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.427%, 46.8% less), with the form Iva becoming less stylish. Ivy (#146) is the most trendy baby name here, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Ivy and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)