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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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Popularity

Ives is #1251 on Nameberry

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Ives's International Variations

Ivo (German) Yves (French)

Comments

SilverSky109 Says:

2018-07-21T22:52:43

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

katinka Says:

2016-03-01T16:32:51

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

katinka Says:

2016-03-01T16:31:39

EYE-vz

Zuzana Says:

2015-08-05T13:12:58

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

Giinkies Says:

2014-07-28T00:56:42

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

CocoWhite Says:

2014-06-24T08:25:03

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

lesliemarion Says:

2014-03-28T23:46:02

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