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45k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
14k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Ivy

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 38 33 5
1881 52 38 14
1882 55 46 9
1883 51 44 7
1884 55 47 8
1885 50 50 0
1886 76 61 15
1887 66 56 10
1888 81 72 9
1889 71 61 10
1890 74 66 8
1891 71 62 9
1892 94 76 18
1893 95 83 12
1894 93 83 10
1895 93 75 18
1896 88 78 10
1897 104 89 15
1898 96 85 11
1899 73 67 6
1900 95 76 19
1901 82 68 14
1902 86 76 10
1903 75 66 9
1904 82 70 12
1905 84 75 9
1906 72 64 8
1907 83 70 13
1908 83 67 16
1909 84 69 15
1910 95 72 23
1911 98 87 11
1912 146 111 35
1913 133 106 27
1914 180 128 52
1915 220 162 58
1916 249 188 61
1917 214 154 60
1918 223 159 64
1919 200 147 53
1920 195 142 53
1921 208 143 65
1922 193 142 51
1923 148 102 46
1924 179 125 54
1925 193 124 69
1926 172 121 51
1927 167 112 55
1928 137 89 48
1929 128 79 49
1930 145 94 51
1931 144 98 46
1932 129 80 49
1933 118 87 31
1934 108 76 32
1935 114 71 43
1936 97 70 27
1937 99 69 30
1938 103 74 29
1939 106 72 34
1940 88 66 22
1941 107 69 38
1942 109 71 38
1943 104 71 33
1944 100 61 39
1945 98 61 37
1946 102 61 41
1947 155 119 36
1948 154 124 30
1949 159 129 30
1950 193 159 34
1951 213 165 48
1952 228 197 31
1953 251 204 47
1954 231 194 37
1955 303 266 37
1956 349 322 27
1957 388 353 35
1958 374 333 41
1959 357 317 40
1960 301 273 28
1961 236 210 26
1962 230 205 25
1963 208 176 32
1964 206 179 27
1965 219 198 21
1966 179 154 25
1967 147 134 13
1968 220 194 26
1969 267 240 27
1970 284 255 29
1971 236 214 22
1972 293 269 24
1973 261 237 24
1974 281 264 17
1975 304 289 15
1976 227 206 21
1977 269 251 18
1978 279 267 12
1979 344 322 22
1980 297 282 15
1981 297 279 18
1982 311 293 18
1983 306 291 15
1984 269 259 10
1985 398 378 20
1986 382 370 12
1987 388 370 18
1988 310 305 5
1989 295 278 17
1990 285 266 19
1991 238 226 12
1992 291 286 5
1993 433 420 13
1994 499 481 18
1995 627 614 13
1996 659 646 13
1997 704 687 17
1998 728 728 0
1999 770 759 11
2000 885 879 6
2001 844 836 8
2002 729 721 8
2003 761 748 13
2004 815 803 12
2005 1,057 1,044 13
2006 997 985 12
2007 1,131 1,126 5
2008 1,134 1,121 13
2009 1,019 1,019 0
2010 1,096 1,087 9
2011 1,216 1,210 6
2012 1,706 1,692 14
2013 2,105 2,092 13
2014 2,298 2,282 16
2015 2,501 2,489 12

Fun Facts about the name Ivy

  • How many people with the first name Ivy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,778 babies born with the first name Ivy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ivy to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ivy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 38 new born babies.
  • When was Ivy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ivy is Sunday, October 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Ivy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ivy was in 2015 with a total of 2,489 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ivy!
  • Random Ivy Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ivy ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Ivy: Your name in reverse order is Yvi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yiv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ivy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,524 people with the last name Ivy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ivy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Ivy as their last name.
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Popularity of Ivy as a first name

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Popularity of Ivy as a last name

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Common last names for Ivy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Walker
  • Campbell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ivy U.S.
  White 55.32% 64.26%
  African American 38.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ivy

People with the last name Ivy are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ivy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ivy as well as things modernly associated with the name Ivy such as celebrities named Ivy.

English

Origin and Meaning of Ivy

The name "Ivy" is of English origin, and it means "Climbing Vine Plant". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun I"vy
A plant of the genus Hedera Hedera helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.

Etymology: AS. īfig; akin to OHG. ebawi ebah, G. epheu

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits

From ivy, the name of a plant.

  1. A female given name; popular in the UK in the beginning of the 20th century.
  2. A surname​.

Ivy Yi

Ivy was born in 1978.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ivy

Ivy And Coney
Ivy City Dc
Ivy League
Ivy Noodles
Ivy Tech
Ivy League Rankings
Ivy Levan
Ivy Christian College
Ivy Queen

What does the name Ivy mean?

Iis for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

Vis for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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