Ivy Name Meaning & Origin

Ivy

Pronunciation: IY-vee (key)

Origin of the name Ivy:

Taken from the name of the plant, which is an evergreen climbing vine of the ginseng family. The word is derived from the Old English ifig (climber).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Ivy

Vivi, V, Ive, Ivory, I.

Meanings and history of the name Ivy

Ivy is a type of plant or vine that grows and crawls.

Famous real-life people named Ivy

Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist

Ivy in song, story & screen

I named my daughter Ivy after hearing the word in the Chris Cornell song "Sunshower".
"Ivy and Bean" is a popular series of books for young readers.
Ivy is a blind girl in the movie "The Village."
"For the Love of Ivy", songs by The Mamas and The Papas, as well as the White Stripes. There is also a film by this name starring Sidney Poitier and Abbey Lincoln.
"Poison Ivy," 1992 film starring Drew Barrymore
Ivy, the older sister in "All Rivers Flow to the Sea", a novel by Alison Mcghee
Ivy Sullivan, character in 90210
Ivy Dickens, character in Gossip Girl
Ivy Daly, a character in the kid's series "From The Files of Madison Finn"
Ivy Slade, character in the Private series by Kate Brian.
1943 song by Al Trace's Silly Symphonists, "Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?"
1951 song, "Tell me why the stars do shine, tell me why the ivy twines...,"
Illustrated book series "Zelda and Ivy" by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, featuring two sisters.
Ivy Aberdeen, the main character in Ashley Herring Blake's novel "Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World"
Ivy Yellan, a character in the novel "Jane, Unlimited" by Kristin Cashore

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