Iva - Meaning of Iva

What does Iva mean?

[ 2 syll. i-va, iv-a ] The baby girl name Iva is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced AYVah †.

1: Iva has its origins in the African-Bini language. It is used largely in Czech and Slavic. The meaning of Iva is 'to promise, a proverb given as a hint in conversation'.

A form of Iva is the name Ivah.

2: Iva is of African-Swahili origin. Here, it means 'ripened'.

Iva is a shortening of the Czech, Russian, Slavic, and Italian Ivana in the Czech and Slavic languages.

Iva is also a form of the English Ivy.

Iva is also a form of the English Jane in the Slavic language.

Iva is also a form of the English, French, and German Yvonne in the Italian language.

See also the related categories, swahili, slavic, promise, bini, and czech.

Iva is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1901 with 0.168% of baby girls being named Iva. It had a ranking of #120 then. The baby name has experienced a steep drop in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Iva, Ivy was the most widely used.

Baby names that sound like Iva include Ifeh, Ivah, Ivey, Ivie, Ivy, Ivye, Aabbee, Aba, Abah, Abba, Abbe, Abbea, Abbee, Abbeigh, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abbye, and Abey.

† English pronunciation for Iva: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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