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.
Ives Antero De Souza (born 1985), Brazilian football (soccer) player
Ives Roqueta (born 1936), Occitan author
Ivo of Ramsey (before 1000), Cornish saint
Ivo of Chartres (1040 – 1115), French bishop and saint
Ives of Kermartin (1253–1303), also known as Ivo of Kermartin, French parish priest and patron saint of Brittany, lawyers, and abandoned children
Ives I de Belesme, 10th century Norman baron, controlling the lands and tower of Belesme
Considering Ives as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Ives for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Ives is a boy name.
The name Ives is of Teutonic origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, German speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Ives we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Ives Name Meaning
The meaning of Ives has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Ives are:
American meaning: Archer's bow
English meaning: The little archer
German meaning: yew wood
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Ives and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Ives and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Ives is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Ives Categories
The name Ives is in the following categories: Classic Names, English Names, German Names, Nature Names, Norman Names, Old French Names, Surnames Names, Teutonic Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Ives. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Ives, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Ives
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Ives Boy Name Popularity Chart
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