Ivy Name Meaning

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Fact: Ivy was a popular name during the Victorian era, reflecting the era’s love for nature.

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A Deep Dive

Ivy Overview

Meaning

Ivy plant (climbing evergreen plant), faithfulness

Gender

Girl

Origin

English

Etymology

Derived from the English word for the ivy plant.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈaɪvi/

Popularity

Increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in English-speaking countries.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

3 letters

Numerology

2 (Cooperative, Adaptable, Considerate)

Name Styles

Popular, Nature-inspired, Vintage, Short, Cute

Associated Traits

Resilience, loyalty, and growth

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Symbolizes fidelity and eternal life due to its evergreen nature.

Name Day

September 8th
A Deep Dive

Ivy Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Ivey, Ivette, Ivona, Ivonne, Ivana, Ivanae, Iva, Ivanka, Ivalyn, Ivori

Common Nicknames

Ives, Vee, Iva, Ivi, Ivie, Viv, Vivi

Diminutives

Ivy-Boo, Ivvy, Ivee, Viv, Vivi

Famous People

  • Ivy Queen
    (Puerto Rican Singer)
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett
    (English Writer)
  • Ivy Baker Priest
    (American Politician)
  • Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri
    (South African Politician)
  • Ivy Lee
    (American Public Relations Pioneer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Poison Ivy
    ("Batman," TV Series)
  • Ivy Sullivan
    ("90210," TV Series)
  • "Ivy"
    (Song)
  • Ivy Wentz
    ("Good Luck Charlie," TV Series)
  • Ivy Dickens
    ("Gossip Girl," TV Series)

Places

  • Ivy City
    (Washington, D.C., USA)
  • Mount Ivy
    (New York, USA)
  • Ivy Lea
    (Ontario, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Ivy?

The name Ivy means “Ivy plant” which refers to the climbing evergreen plant known for its resilience and ability to thrive in various conditions.

It also mean “faithfulness” in a symbolic sense due to its evergreen nature and the way it clings and grows, often used to signify loyalty and strong bonds

What Is the Origin of The Name Ivy?

Ivy is of English origin. The name became popular as a given name in the 19th century when plant and flower names were commonly adopted for girls, reflecting the Victorian era’s love for nature.

Ivy Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Ivy in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#382023#412022#492021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Ivy

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202338
(+3 from 2022)
5036
(+233 from 2022)
0.28790
202241
(+8 from 2021)
4803
(+412 from 2021)
0.26786
202149
(+8 from 2020)
4391
(+553 from 2020)
0.24509
202057
(+11 from 2019)
3838
(+153 from 2019)
0.21712
201968
(+18 from 2018)
3685
(+401 from 2018)
0.20083
201886
(+22 from 2017)
3284
(+504 from 2017)
0.17659
2017108
(+4 from 2016)
2780
(-43 from 2016)
0.14716
2016112
(+18 from 2015)
2823
(+318 from 2015)
0.14583
2015130
(+16 from 2014)
2505
(+213 from 2014)
0.12840
2014146
(+3 from 2013)
2292
(+193 from 2013)
0.11716
2013149
(+37 from 2012)
2099
(+402 from 2012)
0.10889
2012186
(+78 from 2011)
1697
(+484 from 2011)
0.08750
2011264
(+35 from 2010)
1213
(+123 from 2010)
0.06260
2010299
(+21 from 2009)
1090
(+69 from 2009)
0.05559
2009320
(-21 from 2008)
1021
(-101 from 2008)
0.05042
2008299
(+2 from 2007)
1122
(-5 from 2007)
0.05387
2007301
(+34 from 2006)
1127
(+142 from 2006)
0.05325
2006335
(-29 from 2005)
985
(-60 from 2005)
0.04712
2005306
(+80 from 2004)
1045
(+242 from 2004)
0.05149
2004386
(+18 from 2003)
803
(+54 from 2003)
0.03980
2003404
No change from 2002
749
(+28 from 2002)
0.03733
2002404
(-49 from 2001)
721
(-115 from 2001)
0.03651
2001355
(-4 from 2000)
836
(-44 from 2000)
0.04220
2000351
(+26 from 1999)
880
(+121 from 1999)
0.04409
1999377
(+6 from 1998)
759
(+31 from 1998)
0.03899
1998383
(+1 from 1997)
728
(+41 from 1997)
0.03755
1997384
(+22 from 1996)
687
(+41 from 1996)
0.03598
1996406
(+17 from 1995)
646
(+32 from 1995)
0.03369
1995423
(+94 from 1994)
614
(+132 from 1994)
0.03195
1994517
(+47 from 1993)
482
(+60 from 1993)
0.02473
1993564
(+176 from 1992)
422
(+136 from 1992)
0.02140
1992740
(+133 from 1991)
286
(+58 from 1991)
0.01427
1991873
(-104 from 1990)
228
(-38 from 1990)
0.01121
1990769
(-56 from 1989)
266
(-12 from 1989)
0.01295
1989713
(-68 from 1988)
278
(-27 from 1988)
0.01395
1988645
(-102 from 1987)
305
(-65 from 1987)
0.01586
1987543
(+5 from 1986)
370
No change from 1986
0.01974
1986548
(-21 from 1985)
370
(-8 from 1985)
0.02005
1985527
(+140 from 1984)
378
(+119 from 1984)
0.02047
1984667
(-61 from 1983)
259
(-32 from 1983)
0.01436
1983606
(+8 from 1982)
291
(-2 from 1982)
0.01626
1982614
(+22 from 1981)
293
(+14 from 1981)
0.01615
1981636
(+10 from 1980)
279
(-3 from 1980)
0.01560
1980646
(-79 from 1979)
282
(-41 from 1979)
0.01584
1979567
(+62 from 1978)
323
(+57 from 1978)
0.01874
1978629
(+19 from 1977)
266
(+15 from 1977)
0.01618
1977648
(+61 from 1976)
251
(+45 from 1976)
0.01526
1976709
(-133 from 1975)
206
(-82 from 1975)
0.01311
1975576
(+22 from 1974)
288
(+24 from 1974)
0.01845
1974598
(+40 from 1973)
264
(+27 from 1973)
0.01686
1973638
(-45 from 1972)
237
(-33 from 1972)
0.01525
1972593
(+120 from 1971)
270
(+56 from 1971)
0.01674
1971713
(-65 from 1970)
214
(-40 from 1970)
0.01221
1970648
(-11 from 1969)
254
(+13 from 1969)
0.01387
1969637
(+62 from 1968)
241
(+48 from 1968)
0.01367
1968699
(+181 from 1967)
193
(+59 from 1967)
0.01129
1967880
(-86 from 1966)
134
(-20 from 1966)
0.00781
1966794
(-94 from 1965)
154
(-44 from 1965)
0.00877
1965700
(+72 from 1964)
198
(+19 from 1964)
0.01083
1964772
(+8 from 1963)
179
(+3 from 1963)
0.00914
1963780
(-60 from 1962)
176
(-29 from 1962)
0.00885
1962720
(-5 from 1961)
205
(-5 from 1961)
0.01011
1961715
(-111 from 1960)
210
(-63 from 1960)
0.01011
1960604
(-59 from 1959)
273
(-45 from 1959)
0.01313
1959545
(-15 from 1958)
318
(-14 from 1958)
0.01530
1958530
(-24 from 1957)
332
(-22 from 1957)
0.01607
1957506
(+17 from 1956)
354
(+35 from 1956)
0.01687
1956523
(+30 from 1955)
319
(+51 from 1955)
0.01549
1955553
(+110 from 1954)
268
(+74 from 1954)
0.01337
1954663
(-42 from 1953)
194
(-10 from 1953)
0.00974
1953621
(+6 from 1952)
204
(+7 from 1952)
0.01057
1952627
(+53 from 1951)
197
(+32 from 1951)
0.01036
1951680
(-9 from 1950)
165
(+6 from 1950)
0.00893
1950671
(+86 from 1949)
159
(+30 from 1949)
0.00904
1949757
(+11 from 1948)
129
(+5 from 1948)
0.00735
1948768
(+29 from 1947)
124
(+5 from 1947)
0.00712
1947797
(+290 from 1946)
119
(+58 from 1946)
0.00655
19461087
(-103 from 1945)
61
No change from 1945
0.00378
1945984
(+9 from 1944)
61
No change from 1944
0.00453
1944993
(-71 from 1943)
61
(-10 from 1943)
0.00446
1943922
(+6 from 1942)
71
No change from 1942
0.00495
1942928
(-52 from 1941)
71
(+2 from 1941)
0.00511
1941876
(+3 from 1940)
69
(+3 from 1940)
0.00554
1940879
(-68 from 1939)
66
(-6 from 1939)
0.00559
1939811
(+10 from 1938)
72
(-2 from 1938)
0.00635
1938821
(+3 from 1937)
74
(+5 from 1937)
0.00648
1937824
(-18 from 1936)
69
(-1 from 1936)
0.00626
1936806
(-1 from 1935)
70
(-1 from 1935)
0.00650
1935805
(-37 from 1934)
71
(-5 from 1934)
0.00653
1934768
(-70 from 1933)
76
(-11 from 1933)
0.00702
1933698
(+56 from 1932)
87
(+7 from 1932)
0.00832
1932754
(-81 from 1931)
80
(-18 from 1931)
0.00723
1931673
(+44 from 1930)
98
(+4 from 1930)
0.00888
1930717
(+72 from 1929)
94
(+15 from 1929)
0.00806
1929789
(-33 from 1928)
79
(-10 from 1928)
0.00682
1928756
(-73 from 1927)
89
(-23 from 1927)
0.00744
1927683
(-28 from 1926)
112
(-9 from 1926)
0.00906
1926655
(+6 from 1925)
121
(-3 from 1925)
0.00984
1925661
(+2 from 1924)
124
(-1 from 1924)
0.00982
1924663
(+58 from 1923)
125
(+23 from 1923)
0.00965
1923721
(-112 from 1922)
102
(-40 from 1922)
0.00814
1922609
(-1 from 1921)
142
(-1 from 1921)
0.01138
1921608
(-6 from 1920)
143
(+1 from 1920)
0.01117
1920602
(-33 from 1919)
142
(-5 from 1919)
0.01141
1919569
(-6 from 1918)
147
(-12 from 1918)
0.01251
1918563
(-24 from 1917)
159
(+5 from 1917)
0.01322
1917539
(-75 from 1916)
154
(-34 from 1916)
0.01370
1916464
(+20 from 1915)
188
(+26 from 1915)
0.01732
1915484
(+6 from 1914)
162
(+34 from 1914)
0.01582
1914490
(+5 from 1913)
128
(+22 from 1913)
0.01607
1913495
(-48 from 1912)
106
(-5 from 1912)
0.01619
1912447
(-12 from 1911)
111
(+24 from 1911)
0.01892
1911435
(+37 from 1910)
87
(+15 from 1910)
0.01969
1910472
(-27 from 1909)
72
(+3 from 1909)
0.01716
1909445
(-5 from 1908)
69
(+2 from 1908)
0.01875
1908440
(-13 from 1907)
67
(-3 from 1907)
0.01890
1907427
(+1 from 1906)
70
(+6 from 1906)
0.02074
1906428
(-39 from 1905)
64
(-11 from 1905)
0.02042
1905389
(+4 from 1904)
75
(+5 from 1904)
0.02420
1904393
(-3 from 1903)
70
(+4 from 1903)
0.02394
1903390
(-23 from 1902)
66
(-10 from 1902)
0.02372
1902367
(-3 from 1901)
76
(+8 from 1901)
0.02711
1901364
(+17 from 1900)
68
(-8 from 1900)
0.02675
1900381
(-23 from 1899)
76
(+9 from 1899)
0.02392
1899358
(-20 from 1898)
67
(-18 from 1898)
0.02707
1898338
(-30 from 1897)
85
(-4 from 1897)
0.03101
1897308
(+23 from 1896)
89
(+11 from 1896)
0.03585
1896331
(-1 from 1895)
78
(+3 from 1895)
0.03095
1895330
(-29 from 1894)
75
(-8 from 1894)
0.03035
1894301
(-6 from 1893)
83
No change from 1893
0.03517
1893295
(+16 from 1892)
83
(+7 from 1892)
0.03685
1892311
(+9 from 1891)
76
(+14 from 1891)
0.03379
1891320
(-10 from 1890)
62
(-4 from 1890)
0.03154
1890310
(+2 from 1889)
66
(+5 from 1889)
0.03273
1889312
(-39 from 1888)
61
(-11 from 1888)
0.03224
1888273
(+12 from 1887)
72
(+16 from 1887)
0.03801
1887285
(-20 from 1886)
56
(-5 from 1886)
0.03603
1886265
(+15 from 1885)
61
(+11 from 1885)
0.03968
1885280
(+2 from 1884)
50
(+3 from 1884)
0.03522
1884282
(-12 from 1883)
47
(+3 from 1883)
0.03416
1883270
(-13 from 1882)
44
(-2 from 1882)
0.03665
1882257
(+5 from 1881)
46
(+8 from 1881)
0.03976
1881262
(+9 from 1880)
38
(+5 from 1880)
0.03844
1880271
First SSA data recorded
33
First SSA data recorded
0.03381

American States Popularity Rankings for Ivy

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#662021#682022#522023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#592021#512022#462023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#932021#672022#702023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#662021#512022#522023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#532021#362022#302023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#582021#442022#512023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#432021#392022#242023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#482021#312022#342023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#442021#492022#242023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#482021#332022#182023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#332021#192022#192023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#152021#182022#152023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#672021#512022#482023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#522021#462022#482023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#372021#252022#312023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#422021#292022#252023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#372021#132022#82023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#362021#332022#232023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#442021#252022#132023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#462021#362022#482023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#362021#372022#262023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#392021#282022#322023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#632021#792022#692023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#402021#292022#422023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1272021#1382022#1352023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#312021#222022#162023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#672021#572022#482023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#292021#312022#142023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#302021#152022#142023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#182021#202022#252023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#542021#522022#542023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#322021#212022#222023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#482021#292022#232023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#472021#462022#542023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#492021#352022#172023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#192021#272022#112023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#872021#1242022#662023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#262021#202022#292023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#192021#152022#152023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#382021#1262022#752023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#342021#112022#82023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#532021#772022#872023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#82021#152022#322023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#692021#592022#282023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#702021#432022#242023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1092021#1122022#1562023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#922021#312022#202023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#552021#592022#712023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#472020#1172022#512023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#922021#252022#532023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#542020#672022#902023

Popularity Rankings for Ivy in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#212021#152022#182023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#242021#182022#222023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#242021#252022#222023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#342021#402022#262023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#332021#372022#412023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#632021#572022#492023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1032020#882021#682022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#2452020#2562021#2042022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#2892021#2382022#2512023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#5862022#2832023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3972021#4652022#3862023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Ivy a Name for Boys or Girls?

Ivy is traditionally a name for girls. Its use in literature and popular culture have made it much more common for girls.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Ivy

  • Ivey
  • Ivette
  • Ivona
  • Ivonne
  • Ivana
  • Ivanae
  • Iva
  • Ivanka
  • Ivalyn
  • Ivori
  • Ives
  • Vee
  • Iva
  • Ivi
  • Ivie
  • Viv
  • Vivi
  • Ivy-Boo
  • Ivvy
  • Ivee
  • Viv
  • Vivi

Ivy in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Ivy Queen (Singer, born 1972): Known as the "Queen of Reggaeton," Ivy Queen is a prominent Puerto Rican singer and songwriter celebrated for her powerful voice and influential music.
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett (Writer, 1884–1969): An English novelist known for her satirical style and psychologically penetrating novels about domestic life.
  • Ivy Baker Priest (Politician, 1905–1975): Served as the U.S. Treasurer from 1953 to 1961 and is remembered for her significant contributions to American politics.
  • Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri (Politician, 1937–2009): A South African politician who served as Minister of Communications and briefly as Acting President of South Africa.
  • Ivy Lee (Public Relations Pioneer, 1877–1934): Considered one of the founders of modern public relations.
  • Ivy Winters (Drag Performer, born 1986): Known for her participation in "RuPaul's Drag Race," Ivy Winters is celebrated for her costume design and performance skills.
  • Ivy St. Helier (Actress and Lyricist, 1886–1971): A British actress and lyricist known for her work on the London stage.
  • Ivy Williams (Lawyer, 1877–1966): The first woman to be called to the English bar, marking a significant milestone in legal history.
  • Ivy Duke (Actress, 1896–1937): A British actress known for her roles in early 20th-century films.
  • Ivy Bottini (Activist, 1926–2021): An American activist known for her work in feminist and LGBTQ+ movements.
  • Poison Ivy ("Batman," 1966 TV series): A major character in the DC Comics universe, known for her connection to nature and complex relationship with Batman.
  • Ivy Sullivan ("90210," 2008 TV Series): A character from the modern reboot of the "Beverly Hills, 90210" series, known for her free-spirited surfer personality.
  • "Ivy" (2020 Song): A track from Taylor Swift's album "Evermore," which lyrically explores themes of fidelity and forbidden love.
  • Ivy Wentz ("Good Luck Charlie," 2010 TV Series): Best friend of the main character Teddy Duncan on the Disney Channel series.
  • Ivy Dickens ("Gossip Girl," 2007 TV Series): A character from the popular TV show known for her intriguing and deceptive story arc.
  • Ivy Aberdeen ("Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World," 2918 Book): A young character dealing with personal loss and exploring her identity.
  • Ivy Tilsley ("Coronation Street," 1971 TV Series): A long-standing character from the iconic British soap opera.
  • Ivy Stuart ("Downton Abbey," 2010 TV Series): A kitchen maid in the critically acclaimed historical drama series.
  • Ivy Lynn ("Smash," 2012 TV Series): A talented performer in the musical-drama series centered around the creation of a Broadway show.
  • Ivy City (Washington, D.C., USA): A neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., known for its historic architecture and recent developments.
  • Mount Ivy (New York, USA): A hamlet in the town of Haverstraw, known for its scenic beauty and proximity to natural reserves.
  • Ivy Lea (Ontario, Canada): A small community in Ontario, famous for its location along the St. Lawrence River and beautiful landscapes.

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