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What does Ives mean?

Ives Pronunciation of Ives as a name for boys has its root in French, and the name Ives means "yew". Ives is a version of Ivo (French). Ives is also a variation of Yves (French).

ASSOCIATED WITH -es, yew (tree)


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA IVO, YVES Evo, Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Iven, Iver, Ivon, Iwo, Yvo, Yvon



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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?

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivar, Iver in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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