Help! Boy name meaning Ivy or Vine

Help! Baby is due any day, and we’re struggling. Long story short, we painted ourselves into a corner and name our kids after their Celtic tree zodiac. Little man is gonna be “vine” or “ivy” depending on when he’s born… but I am struggling yo search for names meaning “vine,” I keep getting “Devine” or other words with vine in it. Also a boy ivy name is hard to come by.
Even willing to branch out (pun intended) for names like Patrin; meaning trail of leafs.
Any boy names meaning vine or ivy, or s better way to search it is greatly needed! :tired_face:

Upon doing my own search, this is what I came up with, meanings in parentheses:

Ampelio (vine)
[name_u]Carmi[/name_u] (vine)
[name_u]Gefen[/name_u] (grape vine)
Vinal (vine hall)
Cisseus (to wreathe with ivy)
Corymbus (bunch of ivy berries)


[name_u]Carmi[/name_u] is a Biblical name that means “vine”.

You might like Ramble, Verdant, or Thicket?


I think just [name_m]Vine[/name_m] would be a cool middle name


Tough situation indeed. You might have to stretch it a bit. Here are a couple options:
[name_m]Dionysus[/name_m] (Greek god of wine-as in fruit of the vine.)
[name_m]Bacchus[/name_m] (Roman version of Dionysus)
[name_m]Dennis[/name_m] (follower of Dionysus)
[name_m]Phyllon[/name_m] (leaf)
Legolas (Green leaves)
[name_f]Valli[/name_f] (Hindu, creeping plant)

I also second [name_u]Carmi[/name_u] and Ampelio, and the suggestion to use just [name_m]Vine[/name_m] as a middle. I think [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] on a boy is also very cool, and could work.
You could also use a name that means the same thing as what [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] symbolizes, if [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] has a special meaning in celtic culture?

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The Latin name for common ivy is Hedera [name_m]Helix[/name_m] and I think [name_m]Helix[/name_m] could work maybe? (kind of like Felix)

[name_m]Woody[/name_m] (like, woody vines?)

[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m] (associated with woods)

[name_f]Ivey[/name_f] maybe? :crazy_face:

Why not use [name_m]Ivor[/name_m] or [name_m]Ivar[/name_m]?

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[name_u]Viridian[/name_u] (green)
[name_m]Hurst[/name_m] (thicket)
[name_m]Silas[/name_m] (man of the forest)
[name_m]Vinicius[/name_m] (vine)
[name_m]Ewen[/name_m] (related to [name_m]Yew[/name_m] trees)
[name_m]Terran[/name_m] “man of the earth”

If you were open to them being the nicknames for longer names (Ivy being the much preferred), how about:

Iveson (Eye-v-son)
Yves (pronounced Eve but with more of an I sound)
Eyvind (Eve-vand) nn Ivy

Or using ifig where Ivy comes from, you could have Fig as a middle (or as a nickname for a longer name).

You could also use a name that means “eternity” or “fidelity” which ivy and vine symbolise, eg: Eric,
Anwar, Amari, Truman, Caleb etc.

You could use another name meaning or related to Ivy/vine:

Leslie (tricky though for a boy - probably tricker than Ivy)
Celyn (Holly in welsh)
Quillan (Irish meaning holly/from woods but also cub - might need to look further into this one, could be a winner!)
Thyrsus (Greek, Dionysus’s wand/staff covered in ivy and vine)

Edit: just to say wouldn’t use any of the ph with double L names - that’s just setting him up for brutal teen+ teasing!

What if you played around with the letters

[name_m]Vine[/name_m] =