Meaning and Origin of: Ivy

Meaning and Origin of Ivy

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Vine

What does Ivy mean and stand for?

The name Ivy is of English and Latin origin and means "vine." It is derived from the ivy plant, which in Old English was ifig. An ivy wreath was presented to couples as a sign of fidelity in Ancient Greek.

Syllables: 1

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Ivey.


According to Social Security Administration data, Ivy has only recently become popular, rapidly jumping spots after breaking the top 100 in 2017. Each year, Ivy seems to jump at least 10 spots, reaching its peak at 58 in 2020.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ivy was at its peak popularity in July 2017.

Ivy is typically given to babies born at Christmas, but it was revived as a year-round name after Beyonce and Jay-Z chose it for their daughter, Blue Ivy. Ivy Compton-Burnett and Ivy Baker Priest are two notable namesakes. It has also been a name that's appeared in Gossip Girl, 90210, Dollhouse, and Downton Abbey.

Where is it Popular?

Ivy was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Ivy

  • Ives
  • Vee
  • ViVi

Pairs well with these middle names