Gender: Male Meaning of Ives: "yew wood" Origin of Ives: English variation of Yves

The name Ives is a boy's name of English origin meaning "yew wood". Ives and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Smooth and sleek one-syllable name, sometimes suggested for Sagittarius boys.

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Ives's International Variations

Ivo (German) Yves (French)


SilverSky109 Says:


Wait, why is this "sometimes suggested for Sagittarius boys"?

katinka Says:


I love Ivor, Ivo and Ivan, and now Ives too! Really sweet, strong, distinctive name.

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Zuzana Says:


How do you pronounce this? eye-ves, or eve-s

Giinkies Says:


I just think of the brand St. Ives because I grew up using the cream.

CocoWhite Says:


I know a boy with this name who pronounces it like ee-viss, not like Eve.

lesliemarion Says:


I see it less as smooth and sleek and more as quaint and charming, a la a Currier and Ives Thanksgiving picture.