Boy Names baby nameIves

What does the name Ives mean?

The different meanings of the name Ives are:
  • American meaning: Archer's bow
  • English meaning: The little archer
  • German meaning: yew wood
The meaning of the name “Ives” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: The name was introduced into Britain during the Norman Conquest, used to refer to Saint Ives (also called Ivo) of Huntingdonshire, a semi-legendary English bishop. Ives is a name that comes from the Norman given name Ivo, also used as a surname.