Ivy - Meaning of Ivy
[ 2 syll. i-vy, iv-y ] The baby girl name Ivy is also used as a boy name, though it is more frequently a girl name. It is pronounced as AYViy- †. Ivy is of English origin and it is also used mainly in English. Its meaning is literally from the common word ivy. The name is derived from the name of the plant; it was adopted in the late 19th century by English speakers during the vogue for flower and plant names.
Ivy has 16 forms. Forms of the name include Awi, Iva, Ivalyn, Ivea, Iveah, Ivelisse, Ivi, Ivia, Ivianna, Ivianne, Ivyane, Ivyanne, and Ivye. Other English forms include the spelling variants Ivee, Ivey, and Ivie.
See also the related form, the English Ivyann.
Ivy is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1940s. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.176% of baby girls being named Ivy. It was #86 in rank then. Among all girl names in its family, Ivy was the most frequently used in 2018. Ivy has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls. In 1935, 62% more baby girls than boys were given the name Ivy.
† Pronunciation for Ivy: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"