Ivy Name Meaning

A nature name with floral feels, Ivy is simply stunning. She’s an English name with an upscale air yet she’s approachable enough to avoid feeling stuffy.

Ivy is part of the vintage name trend, the surge that includes Nora, Madeline, and Lydia. She also has the in-demand vowel start as seen in Emma, Isabella, and Amelia. And we’d be slacking if we didn’t point out the trendy V sound like Ava, Olivia, and Evelyn. With all these factored in, it’s not shocking that little Ivy is creeping like a vine up the baby name charts.

Ivy is undoubtedly mature, but she is also adorable on a little girl. In childhood, she’s sweet as could be, the perfect pick for a little girl who loves playing dress up. As an adult, she has serious fashionista feels, a name fit for the red carpet. Of course, she’ll always be your little star even if she doesn’t take the Hollywood route.

There are plenty of Ivy associations in modern times, from the Pokemon character to Ivy Stuart in Downton Abbey. Some may worry about the association with the itch-inducing plant, but Poison Ivy is also a badass in DC Comics so we wouldn’t pay the negative nickname any mind.

Infographic of Ivy name meaning, which is A name inspired by the ivy plant, Ivy is a climbing vine.
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Ivy Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ivy? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 604 18 0.0051%
1911 471 40 0.0107%
1912 517 50 0.0099%
1913 526 57 0.0101%
1914 538 71 0.0102%
1915 533 99 0.0109%
1916 478 136 0.0141%
1917 578 97 0.0097%
1918 592 100 0.0093%
1919 629 84 0.008%
1920 624 91 0.0082%
1921 645 87 0.0076%
1922 657 82 0.0074%
1923 788 51 0.0046%
1924 690 77 0.0066%
1925 707 71 0.0063%
1926 676 71 0.0065%
1927 763 53 0.0048%
1928 815 42 0.0039%
1929 814 39 0.0038%
1930 768 46 0.0044%
1931 746 43 0.0044%
1932 923 25 0.0025%
1933 764 38 0.0041%
1934 971 21 0.0022%
1935 1,001 19 0.002%
1936 925 22 0.0023%
1937 766 41 0.0042%
1938 849 33 0.0032%
1939 827 33 0.0032%
1940 940 25 0.0024%
1941 1,009 21 0.0019%
1942 932 33 0.0026%
1943 1,206 15 0.0011%
1944 1,048 23 0.0019%
1945 1,119 18 0.0015%
1946 1,603 6 0.0004%
1947 776 78 0.0047%
1948 791 72 0.0045%
1949 784 79 0.0049%
1950 681 110 0.0068%
1951 699 111 0.0065%
1952 633 145 0.0083%
1953 610 164 0.0093%
1954 687 137 0.0075%
1955 552 223 0.0121%
1956 525 264 0.014%
1957 508 304 0.0158%
1958 527 293 0.0155%
1959 541 274 0.0144%
1960 601 224 0.0118%
1961 709 165 0.0087%
1962 728 153 0.0083%
1963 762 137 0.0076%
1964 825 110 0.0062%
1965 732 136 0.0083%
1966 782 113 0.0072%
1967 971 63 0.0042%
1968 726 134 0.0089%
1969 640 191 0.0124%
1970 662 195 0.0123%
1971 703 168 0.0112%
1972 609 208 0.0153%
1973 623 198 0.0153%
1974 606 207 0.0159%
1975 596 219 0.017%
1976 758 137 0.0106%
1977 686 179 0.0133%
1978 657 196 0.0146%
1979 580 265 0.0188%
1980 639 235 0.0161%
1981 650 226 0.0154%
1982 617 239 0.016%
1983 622 230 0.0156%
1984 638 223 0.015%
1985 524 341 0.0225%
1986 562 310 0.0205%
1987 540 330 0.0216%
1988 663 246 0.0158%
1989 746 214 0.0133%
1990 768 217 0.0131%
1991 963 150 0.0092%
1992 783 216 0.0135%
1993 571 377 0.0242%
1994 501 455 0.0296%
1995 423 577 0.0383%
1996 404 611 0.0408%
1997 386 650 0.0439%
1998 381 706 0.0472%
1999 373 737 0.0492%
2000 349 855 0.056%
2001 356 806 0.0535%
2002 405 685 0.0457%
2003 400 726 0.0477%
2004 382 786 0.0516%
2005 304 1,020 0.0667%
2006 330 958 0.0612%
2007 298 1,106 0.0701%
2008 294 1,101 0.0712%
2009 317 994 0.0665%
2010 295 1,065 0.0739%
2011 259 1,203 0.0844%
2012 185 1,683 0.1181%
2013 149 2,084 0.1464%
2014 145 2,281 0.1566%
2015 130 2,486 0.1709%
2016 111 2,810 0.1949%
2017 108 2,749 0.197%
2018 86 3,250 0.2366%
2019 67 3,664 0.2707%

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Names Like Ivy

If you like Ivy, you’ll love these other names like Ivy.


What names are variants of Ivy?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ivy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Iva

God is gracious

Slavic

#1,691 (0.0036%)  
Ivalyn

English

Ivee

English

#3,144 (0.0004%)  
Ivey

English

#1,518 (0.0048%)  
Ivie

English

#1,993 (0.0022%)  
Ivyanne

English


What names sound like Ivy?

If you like how Ivy sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ivy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ava

To live

Latin

#3 (1.0863%)  
Ave

Hail

Latin

Eva

Life

Hebrew

#75 (0.2571%)  
Eve

Life, animal

Latin

#415 (0.0505%)  
Evey

Life, animal

Latin

#2,605 (0.0009%)  
Evvy

Life, animal

Latin

Evy

Life, animal

Latin

#3,016 (0.0004%)  

Lists With Ivy

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Siblings of Ivy

Mamas with kids named Ivy also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

#42 (0.3578%)  
Kason

Created name

American

#394 (0.055%)  
Daisy

Daisy flower

English

#168 (0.1218%)  
Arlo

Armed hill

English

#275 (0.0907%)  
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#129 (0.2198%)  
Lily

Lily flower

English

#31 (0.4153%)  
Jacobe

Supplanter

Hebrew

Dominick

Of the Lord

Latin

#405 (0.0534%)  

12 Comments

  1. I chose Ivy-Eliza before I was pregnant for a girls name after my great Nana Ivy and my Great grandma Edna Eliza. I chose these to names because out of my siblings and cousins I was the only one who met them so I felt I was carrying their legacy

  2. I love her soooo much, she is such a smart baby ! She gets in everything Lol .

  3. I have always loved the name Ivy so that’s why I named her it.

  4. She is so smart , she is growing so fast lol it makes me cry to see her grow up right before my eyes I love her sooooo much !

  5. I was watching Batman with my kids and poison Ivy came on. Her dads name is Davey so I thought ivy amoni was the perfect fit!

  6. she was long as ivy vein

  7. I read somewhere that ivy means God’s gift of grace and that is what my baby means to me.
    I like what it means to me. I dislike that people cajole the name by saying poisonous ivy.

  8. We wanted a name that seemed somewhat unique but still heard of. Her middle name is Abigail, chosen after the biblical character. We simply liked the way it all sounded.

  9. Ivy a symbol of faithfulness, and our ancient Scottish ancestry bore a coat of arms with the word Bydand on it, meaning fidelity, or faithfulness. We want to help instill in her a desire to be faithful and strong to her eternal identity, to her family, and to God. Ivy is also a symbol of community and friendship. We love her so much, and will ever be faithful in our loving commitments to her, as well. She wears her name beautifully <3

  10. I wanted her name to be ivylynn but her dad didn’t like the lynn part so i just did the ivy part i love her name her love hearing that its different

  11. Cute girl plant name, spelled like the plant and easy to know how to spell. My other kids plant names, Lily, Daisy, Rowan and Arlo.

  12. My husband and I both wanted a girls name that was uncommon but not completely out there. We are both nature lovers so Ivy was a perfect fit!


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