Iva: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Iva
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Meaning god is good/gracious. usually female name in italian, slavic, croatian, czech. Can be a shortened version of slavic names Ivana, Ivanka, Ivka. russians use Iva as a boys name (short for Ivan which is russian for john).
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You get used to explaining spelling (no i:m not Ava or Eva) and ethnic origin (eastern european). On the plus side I get compliments for having an exotic name. There are lots of Iva's (& Ivanka's & Ivana's) in my family so not so exotic at home as i am to the general public.
When I was young there was the sweetest woman named Iva who was a volunteer in the candy kitchen which my father's church ran as a fundraiser. Nothing was too much trouble and thinking of her I've always loved the name.
My grandmothers name was Iva Mae. When I was younger I never heard the name before.
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Its hard to shorten a 3 letter name so I only had 1 nickname as a kid & it was a short version of my surname.
- Meanings and history of the name Iva: | Edit
God is gracious/good is the meaning. Can be short version of Ivana & Ivanka.
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I only know 1 famous Iva (Iva Davies) who is a male musician/ singer in the Australian band Ice house. There is however Ivana & Ivanka trump.
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