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Iva

First Name
38k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Iva

"Iva" is a name of English origin, and it means "A climbing evergreen ornamental plant". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name of obscure origin, used in the U.S.A. around 1900.

Iva was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Iva

Iva Toguri D'Aquino was a typist and broadcaster and merchant. Iva was given the name Iva Toguri on July 4th, 1916 in Los Angeles. Iva is also known as Tokyo Rose and Orphan Anne. She left this life on September 26th, 2006.

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Iva Davies is a synthpop, new wave, rock, and new wave music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, oboe, keyboards, synthesizer, and cor anglais. Iva was given the name Ivor Arthur Davies on May 22nd, 1955.

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Iva Majoli is a tennis player. Iva was born on August 12th, 1977 in Zagreb.

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Iva Bittová is a folk music, experimental music, experimental rock, and contemporary classical music musician. She was most active from 1976 to present. Iva was born Iva Bittová on July 22nd, 1958 in Bruntál.

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Iva was given the name Iva Mihanović on April 19th, 1978 in Ulm.

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Iva Zanicchi is a pop music singing and game show host. She was most prominent from 1963 to present. Iva was born Iva Zanicchi on January 18th, 1940 in Ligonchio.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Iva

Sulev was born in 1969.

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How popular is the baby name Iva in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 127 127 0
1881 122 122 0
1882 134 134 0
1883 175 170 5
1884 220 213 7
1885 229 229 0
1886 242 237 5
1887 253 253 0
1888 302 302 0
1889 328 321 7
1890 359 354 5
1891 341 341 0
1892 394 394 0
1893 392 384 8
1894 424 424 0
1895 435 435 0
1896 434 434 0
1897 454 454 0
1898 459 451 8
1899 432 432 0
1900 491 483 8
1901 427 427 0
1902 443 438 5
1903 398 398 0
1904 430 424 6
1905 428 422 6
1906 400 400 0
1907 408 401 7
1908 423 418 5
1909 409 401 8
1910 414 406 8
1911 404 397 7
1912 555 550 5
1913 583 577 6
1914 628 618 10
1915 888 878 10
1916 859 844 15
1917 872 855 17
1918 906 889 17
1919 874 861 13
1920 877 861 16
1921 800 785 15
1922 777 761 16
1923 776 760 16
1924 775 762 13
1925 745 732 13
1926 723 711 12
1927 712 700 12
1928 660 643 17
1929 666 648 18
1930 618 605 13
1931 534 524 10
1932 551 542 9
1933 549 533 16
1934 509 504 5
1935 475 459 16
1936 446 446 0
1937 418 410 8
1938 385 374 11
1939 404 395 9
1940 388 378 10
1941 318 310 8
1942 340 335 5
1943 295 286 9
1944 265 257 8
1945 252 252 0
1946 240 240 0
1947 272 267 5
1948 248 248 0
1949 234 234 0
1950 216 209 7
1951 213 213 0
1952 215 206 9
1953 211 203 8
1954 213 206 7
1955 198 193 5
1956 204 198 6
1957 186 180 6
1958 153 148 5
1959 142 142 0
1960 137 137 0
1961 147 147 0
1962 118 113 5
1963 108 101 7
1964 96 96 0
1965 87 87 0
1966 102 102 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 65 65 0
1969 57 57 0
1970 75 75 0
1971 74 74 0
1972 60 60 0
1973 56 56 0
1974 56 56 0
1975 67 61 6
1976 45 45 0
1977 56 56 0
1978 46 46 0
1979 47 47 0
1980 45 45 0
1981 33 33 0
1982 39 39 0
1983 39 39 0
1984 24 24 0
1985 34 29 5
1986 37 37 0
1987 39 39 0
1988 44 44 0
1989 37 37 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 43 43 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 31 31 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 29 29 0
1998 37 37 0
1999 26 26 0
2000 33 33 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 32 32 0
2004 41 41 0
2005 53 53 0
2006 47 47 0
2007 43 43 0
2008 51 51 0
2009 71 71 0
2010 59 59 0
2011 58 58 0
2012 60 60 0
2013 77 77 0
2014 95 95 0
2015 98 98 0
2016 125 125 0

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Popularity of Iva as a first name

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Common last names for Iva

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Baker
  • Thomas
  • Roberts
  • Young

Fun Facts about the name Iva

  • How Popular is the name Iva? Iva is the 1,183rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Iva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,951 babies born with the first name Iva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iva to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 127 new born babies.
  • When was Iva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Iva is Thursday, February 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Iva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iva was in 1918 with a total of 889 babies.
  • Random Iva Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iva ranks 68th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 29 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Iva: Your name in reverse order is Avi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.