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 212 Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
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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