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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ivy
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ivy in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ivy:
Records indicate that 34,380 girls in the United States have been named Ivy since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,677 people in the U.S. were given the name Ivy. Those people are now 8 years old.
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Comments about the name Ivy
Based on the comments submitted below
20 Positive Comments
"My name is ivy and I was teased about ?poison ivy when I was younger. Now I think it?s fun to have a short unique Name so now I absolutely love it! Poison ivy or not, I love my name!" May. 10, 2020:
"My name is Ivy, and even though I?ve been called poison Ivy for as long as I can remember, I still love the name. I used to not like it, but I think it?s rather unique. Hopefully it doesn?t become overused. I?ve yet to meet someone with the same name, but maybe one day I will. It?s definitely a good name." Jun. 12, 2019:
"i used to not like my name when i was younger. now, i absolutely love it!" May. 4, 2019:
"I think the name Ivy is gorgeous. My cousin is named Ivy and it is such a pretty name." Mar. 17, 2014:
"Ivy is my nickname love it instead if being called yvonne i prefer ivy." Aug. 11, 2013:
"Thatsss My name ! && Omqq i was called poison Ivyy too or like the famous singer Ivy queen i didnt think there were many Ivy's Im soo happy it's the BEST name anybody can have i RECOMMEND IT !" Dec. 23, 2010:
"My daughter is Ivy, named after my Grandmother. I love the name, not only is it classic, timeless and elegant but because it's been out of fashion for so long it now sounds fresh and sassy. My daughter loves her name and is proud of the fact that it unique in our town." Jul. 25, 2009:
"Ivy is my middle name and sometimes I wish it were my first name, instead! It's beautiful and I am so proud to have it even as a middle name." Mar. 22, 2009:
"Our daughters name is Ivy. Its the most beautiful name on the planet, but of course, I'm biased." Jan. 27, 2009:
"My 11 year old daughter is Ivy. She's the only one around, and its a killer name. Its got a lot of energy and personality." Dec. 27, 2008:
"Our youngest daughter's name is Ivy and people just love it! I think it surprises them. I hope it isn't getting too popular, though." Oct. 1, 2008:
"My name is Ivy and I have always loved it. The only time I ever got upset about being called poison Ivy was in very early elementary school. After that I thought it was a perfect name. If you are considering it for your baby I also highly recommend it!!" Apr. 5, 2008:
"This name is the BUSINESS, I love it!
yah trick yah is the business" Mar. 7, 2008:
"My sister's name is Ivy and it fits her perfectly as a modern, chic and stylish young woman. Although, I'm sure she's been called "Poison Ivy" in the past." Jan. 29, 2008:
"I've met three people with the name Ivy. I met a lady at a laundry mat when I was telling my daughter to behave she overheard, my neighbors Aunt is named Ivy, and at a store in Galveston the lady at the register was named Ivy. Since my daughter's getting older (she's 6) and I usually have to reprimand her in public more people are overhearing and saying how it's a pretty name and usually filling me in on whoever was named Ivy as well in there family. It's a fun name." May. 31, 2007:
"I love this name. I actually lived in a house that I called 'Old Ivy' because it was covered in ivy! Now my whole family refers to that house as 'Old Ivy' and I couldn't be happier with that because now that house is forever in our memories. I also think that Ivy is a good name for people all throughout their lives, no matter which gender. (Though I think it is more suitable for girls)" Apr. 21, 2007:
"Yes, this is my name, I've had it for 50 yrs. It's a very old southern name and I was named after a close family friend that we called Aunt Ivy.
Frequently misspelled as the male version, Ivey. I must have 5 copies of the old record, Poison Ivy, that friends gave to me while I was growing up.
I was called jokingly by friends, Poison Ivy, Ivy League...
I love my name. It's different, I've only met two other women with my name, in 50 yrs." Jan. 27, 2007:
"My name is Ivy and I have always loved it.
It is unique but easy to spell and say.
I would highly recommend it for a baby name." Aug. 9, 2006:
"I'm called "Poison Ivy" no less than five times a week. Doesn't bother me much, though." Jul. 22, 2006:
"I absolutely love this name!!! My mother and sister are Ivy's..I hope this doesn't become overused like Olivia and Madison are becoming." Jul. 21, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"Still sounds like an old lady's name on the British side of the Atlantic. While in America 'Poison Ivy' is associated with the song and with one of Batman's arch-enemies with the deadly kisses and plants (she is also known as Dr Pamela Lillian Isley), Britons associate 'Poison Ivy' with Ivy Tilsley in the 1970s and 80s episodes of Coronation Street." Jan. 21, 2008:
7 Neutral Comments
"In 3rd grade everyone called me poison Ivy poison Ivy and everyone laughed. :( but I do like my name anyways :)" Nov. 26, 2020:
"my name is Ivy and I love my name it fits me perfectly. I think the name Ivy is a very butiful name. I cant believe how many people have the same name as me. hi my name is Ivy and I am 10 years old" Aug. 25, 2019:
"I am named Ivy after my English grandmother. In my 40 years, I have only met 2 people with the same name. This is not good if you want to keep a low profile! Pleased to see the positive comments on this site from others called Ivy. I've always had mixed feelings about my name: Growing up in Mexico, always had to spell it out and it was always mis-pronounced. Now in UK and I feel that people will think I am 'old' because of my name. Based on most of your comments, I think I should be more positive about my name." May. 17, 2010:
"My name is Ivy too, I thought too that this is very unique and befits a strong personality." Jul. 20, 2009:
"One may well have twin girls named Ivy and Harley after two Batman villainesses, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (Mallrats film director Kevin Smith named his own daughter Harley Quinn), but don't ever expect a baby girl to be named Catwoman or Batgirl." May. 1, 2008:
"My name is Ivy too. I'm from the Netherlands, and nobody gets how to pronounce or spell it... When I was younger I was annoyed by that, now I just telle them: no, you have to pronounce it like an english name... But I'm really like my name and I'm very proud of it! So all thanks to my parents!! : )" Mar. 12, 2008:
"Okay, it may sound like an old lady's name in Britain at the moment, but it is making a comeback in America. Apart from the song 'Poison Ivy', Americans associate 'Poison Ivy' with the assumed name of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley, one of Batman and Robin's arch-enemies, while in Britain 'Poison Ivy' is the nickname of Ivy Tilsley in the northern British soap 'Coronation Street'." Jan. 20, 2007:
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