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Meaning of Ivy

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Meaning

The name Ivy has the following meaning:

Botanical name. Became very popular at the beginning of the 20th century. The manisfestation of the character "Poison Ivy" in the Batman movie series further increased its visibility.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby girl name, Ivy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 360 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Ivy fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 22 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 320 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Ivy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Ivy is pronounced as eye-vee

Origins

Ivy originates from the Old English language.

See other suggested Old English baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Ivy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Ivy: Boys - Girls - Gilda, Both genders - Ashley, Beverly, Courtney, Edith, Hazel, Kimberly

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Ivy: Ivalyn, Ivea, Iveah, Ivee, Ivey, Ivi, Ivie, Ivyane, Ivyanne

Style

We think the name Ivy should fall under the following style category: Little Darlings.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Ivy to be: A southern belle who is outgoing and quick-witted

In one word, you might describe Ivy as a(n) "quick-witted" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Ivy (or its variants) are:

Ivy Compton-Burnett, born on 5 June, a famous writer. Ivy Compton-Burnett's background: An English novelist, she received the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel 'Mother and Son'. Her highly individualistic style of writing was greatly lauded. Readers needed to constantly concentrate on her novels so as to not miss important information here and there. Her perusal of human weakness in her novels were also what made her novels stand out from the rest.

Ivy Baker Priest, born on 7 September, a famous politician. Ivy Baker Priest's background: U.S. politician. She was the United States Treasurer, January 28, 1953–January 29, 1961, and also went on to be the California State Treasurer. She was also the mother of Pat Priest, the actress who played Marilyn Munster in the 1960s television show 'The Munsters'.
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