What does Ives mean?
Associated with: yew (tree).
(male) Ioaes, Saes, ..
(female) Ivet, .. Middle name pairings:
Ives Sonny (I.S.), ..
How popular is Ives?
Ives is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#4058 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Iver and Ivar are the prominent variation forms of Ives (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Yvo, are uncommon. These forms of Ives reached the height of their popularity a century ago (average #1647). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Ames, Ares▲, Des, Ike▼, Ikey, Ines, Innes, Inver, Irven, Ivan▲, Ivor, Kees, Les, Rees, Ries, Rives and Wes. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ives.See names in meaning and etymology.