Name Ilvy Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Ilvy


Ilvy is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Ilvy?

Ilvy is a diminutive of the Old Swedish name Ylva, which is of Old Norse origin.

What does the name Ilvy mean?

Ilvy means “little she-wolf” (from Old Norse “úlfr” = wolf).

Other variants and nicknames

Ilvy can also be spelled Ylvi, Ylvie, Ylvy, Ilvi or Ilvie. Similar fist names are Ilva and Ilvana. Illa, Ilv, Ivy, and Vivi are popular nicknames. Ilvy rhymes with Silvie.

Sibling names

Because of Ilvy’s Nordic heritage, parents like to give siblings Nordic names as well. For boys Lasse, Bosse, Lars, Niels, Piet, Mika and Mikkel are really popular. For girls, Svea, Svenja, Ida, Smilla, Karla, Tilda or Tessa are parents’ favorites.

Ilvy in television and literature

Ylvi is the best friend of the little viking Wickie from “Wickie and the strong men” from the Swedish author Runer Jonsson (1916 - 2006).

Pronunciation of Ilvy

Variants of the name Ilvy

Ilvi Ilvie Ylvi Ylvie Ylvy

Parents who like the name Ilvy also like

Ylvi Ella Juna Ida Lotta Mila Greta Matilda Ava Emma Romy Tilda Clara Ivy Leni Finn Ylva Frida Emil Emilia

Popularity of the name Ilvy

The name Ilvy is ranked #701 overall.

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