Ivo - boys name

Ivo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Ivo name meaning:

The name Ivo is of Germanic origin and has various meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old Germanic name "Iv," meaning "yew." The yew tree is associated with longevity and protection, symbolizing strength and endurance. In this context, the name Ivo can be seen as representing someone who possesses these qualities or is destined for a long and successful life.

Another possible meaning of the name Ivo is that it is derived from the Old Norse name "Ívarr," which is composed of the elements "í" meaning "ever" and "varr" meaning "vigilant" or "watchful." This interpretation suggests that Ivo is a name given to someone who is always alert and aware of their surroundings, perhaps indicating a keen sense of observation and perceptiveness.

In general, the name Ivo conveys a sense of strength, endurance, and vigilance. It is a name that carries a rich history and embodies qualities that are highly valued in many cultures.

Origin: German

Form of Yves. Archer.


Saints names

Related names

Yves , Ivo , Yvonna

Other boys names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 729 out of 4789

47 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Ivo

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