Climbing Vine Plant






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

As a sprawling, climbing, evergreen plant, naming your dog Ivy gives them a positive image of health, energy and virility.

In ancient Greece, newlyweds wore ivy wreaths to show devotion and loyalty to one another, which are traits commonly associated with dogs.

And what I love about the name Ivy is that it also a carries a kind of spice to it – because, as you know, some types of ivy need to be treated with caution!

Traits associated with the name Ivy:

Dogs named Ivy tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ivy?

That you have a creative and unique sense of style. You may also be drawn to nature and the outdoors, as ivy is a type of plant.

Is Ivy a good dog name?

Ivy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Ivy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Ivy is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Ivy outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ivy was, in the past month, the 43rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Ivy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Ivy was viewed 0 times, and liked 5 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ivy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ivy is most adored in North Dakota, Kansas and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, New York and Montana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ivy.

Most popular breeds named Ivy:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. American Pitbull Terrier
  5. American Staffordshire Terrier

Ivy is found in these categories:

hipster dog names

Derived from a trendy plant, it's popular among unconventional, indie crowds.

old fashioned dog names

Victorian era pooches often sported this botanical moniker.

flower dog names

Ivy is a plant-inspired moniker, often used for pets due to its natural, botanical connotations.

cute dog names

Evokes delicate nature, reminiscent of whimsical fairies in enchanting woodland tales.

british dog names

Associated with traditional English names and popular Christmas carol.

nature dog names

Ivy is a type of plant, making it inspired by the outdoors.

posh dog names

Associated with elite Ivy League schools, it exudes sophistication and prestige.

Dog names like Ivy:

Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Purple/blue Flower
The Hazel Tree
Plant With Red Berries
Ivy dog name meaning

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