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Gender: F Ivy's Popularity in 2014: #146

The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Blue Ivy. Ivy -- associated with clinging vines -- also has an interesting history: ancient Greeks presented an ivy wreath to newlyweds as a symbol of fidelity. And in the language of flowers, Ivy signifies faithfulness.

At Number 146, Ivy is now the highest it has ever ranked.

British novelist Ivy Compton-Burnett is a notable namesake and Ivy Baker Priest served as U.S. Secretary of Treasury. Another association is the prestigious Ivy League. Ivy has been a favorite of scriptwriters--she's appeared on everything from 90210 to Gossip Girl , Dollhouse to Downton Abbey, and is the name of a 1970's American Girl doll.

Famous People Named Ivy

Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist
Ivy Austin (born Ivy Lynn Epstein), American actress
Ivy (born Park Eun Hye), South Korean pop singer
Ivy Alvarez, Filipino Australian poet
Ivy Duke, English actress
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South African politician
Ivy Baker Priest, former U.S. Treasurer
Ivy Quainoo, German pop singer
Ivy Scott, Australian-American actress
Ivy St. Helier (born Ivy Janet Aitchison), British actress
Ivy Tresmand, English singer and actress
Ivy Troutman, American actress
Ivy Lilian Wallace, English actress, author and illustrator
Ivy Evelyn Annie Wedgwood, Australian Senator
Ivy Williams, first English woman barrister
Ivy Withrow, daughter of actress Hallie Todd
Ivy Lola Malloy, daughter of American actress Jessica Leccia
Ivy Jo Hunter, American male songwriter and record producer
Isabel Veronica ("Ivy") Mulroney, daughter of Jessica and Ben Mulroney

Pop Culture References for the name Ivy

Ivy Lexton, main character in Marie Belloc Lowndes' "The Story of Ivy" and movie "Ivy"
Ivy Sullivan, character on TV's "90210"
Ivy Dickens, character in the Gossip Girl series
Ivy Vega, character in 'My Sister the Vampire'
Ivy Wentz, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
Ivy Locklear, character in movie "Red"
Ivy Ling, character in the American Girl doll series
Isabella "Ivy" Valentine, character in the Soul Calibur video game series
Ivy, Topher's assistant on TV's "Dollhouse"
Ivy, character in "Entwined" by Heather Dixon
Ivy Robinson, character in musical "Bare: A Pop Opera"
Ivy, main character in 1992 movie "Poison Ivy"
Ivy Stuart, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Ivy Elizabeth Walker, character in movie "The Village"
Ivy Pepper, cat character in web comic "Lackadaisy"
Ivy, character in "Ivy + Bean," children's book series by Annie Barrows
Ivy Wilson, male character in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"
Ivy Lynn, character on TV's "Smash"
Poison Ivy, Batman villain also known as Pamela Isley
Ivy, fox character in "Zelda & Ivy: The Runaways," children's book by Laura McGee Kvasnosky; sister Zelda
Professor Ivy, character in the Pokemon anime
Ivy, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Poison Ivy, plant that causes a rash and irritation
Ivy Alisha Tamwood, character in The Hollows book series by Kim Harrison
Ivy Daly, antagonist in middle grade series "From The Files of Madison Finn"

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