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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!

Ivy is found in these categories:


  • Ivy ranks #61 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Ivy ranks #357 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Ivy ranks #577 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

In the past week, Ivy was viewed 159 times, and liked 14 times.

Most popular breeds named Ivy:

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

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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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