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What does Iva mean?

Iva Pronunciation of Iva as a name for girls is an Old English and Hebrew name, and the name Iva means "God is gracious". Iva is an alternate form of Ivana (Czechoslovakian, Slavic, Hebrew): feminine of Ivan. Iva is also a variant of Ivy (Old English): name from nature. Iva is also used as a variant of Jane (Hebrew).

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, gracious


VARIANTS Ivie, Ivey, Ivee

OTHER FORMS VIA IVANA, IVY, JANE Ivalyn, Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna, Ivanya, Jan, Jana, Jean, Joan



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How popular is Iva?

Iva is a very popular first name for females (#562 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Iva reached its peak rank of #113 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is currently at #1892. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Iva (#1892 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Ivana (#1187), Ivanka, Ivanna (#566), Ivey (#1929), Ivie, Ivy (#86), Jan, Jana (#984), Jane (#291), Jean and Joan (#1727). These forms of Iva were popular 9 decades ago (AVERAGE #1104) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1388, DOWN 89%), with forms like Joan becoming less trendy. Ivana, Ivanna and Ivy are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Ivey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivie, Ivy, Jan, Jana, Jane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Joan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Iva is pronounced similarly to Ava, Avah, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Ayva, Eeva, Eva, Evah, Evey, Evia, Evie, Evvy, Evy, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ida, Ila, Ima, Ina, Ira, Isa and Ita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Iva.

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