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Gender: Female Origin of Ivy: Botanical name Ivy's Popularity in 2017: #108

The name Ivy is a girl's name of English origin. Ivy is ranked #108 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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. Ivy is also traditionally used at Christmas, make this one of the perfect names for December babies.

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.

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Famous People Named Ivy

Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist
Ivy Lynn Epstein 'Ivy Austin' American actress
Ivy, stage name of 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 Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, founder of the Harley Foundation
Ivy Williams, first English woman barrister
Ivy Jo Hunter, American male songwriter and record producer
Ivy Winters, stage name of Dustin Winters, American drag queen on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5
Ivy Withrow (b. 1993), daughter of actors Hallie Todd and Glenn Withrow
Ivy Gray (b. 2001), daughter of singer David Gray
Ivy Nightingale Russo (b. 2006), daughter of singers Nina Gordon and Jeff Russo
Ivy Lola Malloy (b. 2009), daughter of actress Jessica Leccia
Ivy Jefferson (b. 2009), daughter of singers Lisa Brokop and Paul Jefferson
Ivy Elizabeth Schur (b. 2010), daughter of producer J.J. Philbin and Michael Schur; granddaughter of TV host Regis Philbin
Isabel Veronica "Ivy" Mulroney (b. 2013), daughter of Ben and Jessica Mulroney
Ivy Mae Warner (b. 2014), daughter of cricketer David Warner
Ivy Siegert (b. 2016), daughter of TV chef Nikki Dinki and Evan Siegert
Ivy Jane Kane (b. 2017), daughter of footballer Harry Kane
Blue Ivy Carter (b. 2012), daughter of singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay-Z

Pop Culture References for the name Ivy

Poison Ivy, plant that causes skin rash and irritation.
Poison Ivy, Batman villain also known as Pamela Isley
Ivy Wilson, male character in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"
Ivy Lynn, character on TV's "Smash"
Professor Ivy, character in the Pokemon anime
Ivy, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Ivy Lexton, main character in Marie Belloc Lowndes' book "The Story of 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
Ivy Weston, character in play/film "August: Osage County"
Isabella "Ivy" Valentine, character in the Soul Calibur video game series
Ivy, character 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", song by Frank Ocean
Ivy, character in "Ivy + Bean," children's book series by Annie Barrows
Ivy Alisha Tamwood, character in The Hollows book series by Kim Harrison
Ivy Daly, character in the "From The Files of Madison Finn" book series
Ivy - a Fox from "Zelda & Ivy: The Runaways," children's book by Laura McGee Kvasnosky; sister Zelda
Ivypool, character in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter
Ivy Belfrey, character on "Once Upon a Time"
The Holly and the Ivy, traditional British Christmas carol
Ivy, feline familiar in the webcomic "Never Satisfied" by Taylor Robin

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