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Ivy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Ivy is of English origin.

The meaning of Ivy is "ivy plant".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 146  in baby name popularity for girls with 2269 occurrences.  It ranked 5518 in popular baby names for boys with 16 occurrences. 

View the Ivy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ivy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ivy to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Ivy include Ivey.

The names Ivi, Ivia, Ivie are all forms of Ivy.

Other Tidbits

Ivy falls into the flower name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ivy Anderson, Ivy Baker.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ivy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ivy.

Just for fun, see the name Ivy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ivy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.