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What does Ivy mean?

Ivy Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Iva, Ivalyn, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie, Ivyanne



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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 #86 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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?

Prominent varying forms of Ivy (#86 LAST YEAR) are Iva (#1892), Ivey (#1929) and Ivie. These forms of Ivy were at the peak of their popularity 128 years ago (AVERAGE #761) and have remained as popular to this day (#1476, 8% LESS USAGE), but with the form Iva becoming 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-sounding 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.