Beyonce & Jay-Z's Baby Name — The Meaning Behind Blue Ivy!

Mon, January 9, 2012 3:42pm EST by 91 Comments

Find out why the superstar baby’s name is filled with symbolism!

On Jan. 7, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z checked into Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City to welcome a new baby girl! We love the name Blue Ivy Carter, but what’s the meaning behind it?

‘Blue’ is significant, as Jay-Z, 42, has released a series of popular and critically acclaimed albums in his Blueprint series. He’s often said that blue is his favorite color, as in songs like “Go Crazy” remix, he rhymes that, “My favorite hue is Jay-Z blue.”

As for ‘Ivy,’ it isn’t a coincidence that the name and Roman number IV are so alike — and a huge part of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s life. The number four is dear to the celebrity couple: Beyonce was born on September 4, Jay-Z was born on December 4, and the two wed on April 4th, 2008! Beyonce’s latest album — her fourth — was even called 4!

Do YOU like Blue Ivy for a baby name?

– Kaitlyn Monteiro

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Lera

Posted at 1:03 AM on January 12, 2012  

Congratulations on your baby!!!I expected a different name eveven though that name is also wonderful like I said and shall say again great name for baby Ivy

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Lulu mercado

Posted at 9:49 PM on January 11, 2012  

So y the hell wasnt the baby born the 4th!!

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kkk

Posted at 8:31 PM on January 11, 2012  

Does it matter? There not goin to change it

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Let me tell you1

Posted at 6:43 PM on January 11, 2012  

That is a horrible name! How are you gona say, ” come here blue” or in school she will have kids making fun of her! Or by calling her “blue” all the time she might get sad all the time..something is up with this name! Something not right here.

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tracy

Posted at 5:05 PM on January 11, 2012  

Congradulations carters finally a baby god bless so happy for you guys.

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Km

Posted at 2:46 PM on January 11, 2012  

The name is gorgeous

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anonymous...ish

Posted at 2:29 PM on January 11, 2012  

Any thing this devil worshipers do isn’t normal they always av secret behind it their Whole life is for him, so let’s be careful them getting married Avin a child giving her a very funny name all a hidden agenda let’s just b careful…dey are EVIL

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daisha

Posted at 1:54 PM on January 11, 2012  

I think that beyonce baby name is okayy but i think she shouldve named it ivy blue carter not blue ivy carter cuzzz it dont make sense to me but i guess that is what she wanted to name the baby but if she lyke it that is okay with me i guess

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Enigma

Posted at 7:34 AM on January 11, 2012  

Ivy blue
I: Illuminati’s
V: Very
Y: Youngest

thats wat ivy means …then blue means

B: Born
L: Living
U: Under
E: Evil

IS THAT a Normal name……*smh*

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Hope

Posted at 12:22 PM on January 11, 2012  

You’re freak!!!

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campbell roberts

Posted at 4:53 AM on January 11, 2012  

Pls pls pls you guys shld leave beyonce and jay-z alone,jay-z dropped d spem in beyonce and beyonce carried the child for 9months,den finially she pushed out..its their baby wat ever name dey feel like giving to their new born princess is their business not you guys…more over Ivy sounds cool..

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Zoefan

Posted at 9:27 PM on January 10, 2012  

The name Blue is ugly, point blank, to each it own and we have to respect. We all know she is going to get tease! If people get tease for their normal name, imagine for blue. She can call her second child Red or Green. If they published it, is because they want to read people’s reaction. They did not have to published it.

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Ely

Posted at 8:36 PM on January 10, 2012  

The name is ugly but then again so is Beyonce… I think all children appreciate normal names! Way to go

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Ms. Tee

Posted at 7:24 PM on January 10, 2012  

I agree, I love beyonce and jay but I think Ivy blue would have been much nicer.

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Jessbrit

Posted at 6:52 PM on January 10, 2012  

I thought Beyonce would be one to give her child a normal name. What’s with celebs and the crazy names?????? What kid wants to grow up as Blue Ivy. I feel bad. There have been worse names, yes, but the whole unique name thing is getting outta hand. Xoxo gg

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Coco

Posted at 3:47 PM on January 10, 2012  

Why is anybody sayn anything about beyonce and jayz’s baby’s name to start wit! Look it’s their baby they made it not nun of u that’s makin all these comments. I like the name it wouldn’t matter to me wat they named it long as they happy that’s all that matter I’ve heard worser names but it don’t give me a right to say nun about it sum body might not like my name but I don’t care the point is these are people like u and I and they shouldn’t have to read the stuff people are saying cuz of the name they gave their baby, and I do mean THEIR baby. Y’all act like it’s y’all it they wanted people’s opinion the would have said so but since the didn’t do give one……… Thank u

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teyonna

Posted at 3:19 AM on January 11, 2012  

@coco u right they are people like us so y would they rent out a whole hospitol floor when its other people babies up their and I do mean other people babies

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Stephanie

Posted at 2:07 PM on January 10, 2012  

I mean no one really has any say so. Beyonce bore that child not the fans/haters so I dont even see why its a bigg deal to so many people. Last time I checked, you were allowed to name your baby whatever you damn well please. But, I’m sure there is meaning behind it, one of which we may never know. And to Jerimiah who commented below, now you know half the people in the industry have sold out. No need to ask Jay-Z or Mr Carter or whatever y’all are calling him to change his lifestyle ’cause once you sell your soul it’s gone forever so aint no coming back from it. He (and I’m pretty sure Beyonce af well) are too far gone, but hey if he/they don’t care about their immortal soul why would yoy worry yourself with such a thing?! That is all.

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Moni

Posted at 11:12 AM on January 10, 2012  

Blue Ivy – Its not Ghetto – eg:-BlueIsha
but born a Cap – the goat- Baphomet – Saturn — in a full moon….
Blessed Be :) and didn’t Jay Z patent a color blue?

The child that is the vine holding the Blue Apples :)
BLUE APPLES are an astounding supernatural power and the key to humanity’s spiritual liberation.

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c

Posted at 11:50 AM on January 10, 2012  

riiiiiight.. you’re just as crazy as they are!

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ms2swt

Posted at 4:58 AM on January 11, 2012  

Yes!!! They should not have had a whole wing of the hospital,but you know how the devil works.As long as they worship him they think they reign supreme.All that fame and fortune will soon turn to a once was because there is something evil about jay z and the words he use.He’s Evil.He took young beyonce to bare his seed.All i can say is GOD BLESS BOTH OF THEM.Mr.Z and Mrs.Z.Give your souls back to god.

 
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jeremiah nkashi

Posted at 10:58 AM on January 10, 2012  

i wish to ask if it is possible one family to join one society and sell,parents remember that what ever u plan is what u ill rep pls jayz change your life style

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Stephanie

Posted at 2:10 PM on January 10, 2012  

Plz read my comment, the last part was for yu..!

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Brydie Lewis

Posted at 8:38 AM on January 10, 2012  

If they like the name nothing else matters…. Its different but i like different….. I love the meaning behind it and that why they called her Blue Ivy, for the meaning their share together… Congrates to the both of you for your lovely baby girl.. <3

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Laneisha

Posted at 8:26 AM on January 10, 2012  

Really it don’t matter what the baby name is she is a rich princess blue ivy is different yea but her name has a meaning if people went to read about it stop being haters if she grow up n don’t like her name she can change it we can’t judge them for what they named they daughter hell her name better then these ghetto names out her

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kimberly

Posted at 7:39 AM on January 10, 2012  

Stop hating haters….if you all had the money and the fame, you would have did the same thing!!! Suck it up!!!!

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zosha

Posted at 6:02 AM on January 10, 2012  

Why couldn’t they have named her Ivy Blue Carter, so much nicer and the little girl might not be ridiculed in her upcoming years by peers. It would still have the same meaning just not so wierd and much more feminine.

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country

Posted at 8:15 PM on January 9, 2012  

congrads go out to the happy couple, children are a blessing from god, and some are women cant have any. enjoy your bundle of joy they grow up quickly. all the best

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agooden

Posted at 11:22 AM on January 10, 2012  

the most positive comment i have read yet…thank you we all need more of this.

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angel

Posted at 5:55 PM on January 9, 2012  

Congratulations beyonce and Jay z u both will be Alsome parents beyonce your are my role model and Jay z I look to u LIKE a brother

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Posted at 4:07 PM on January 9, 2012  

ANOTHER USUAL NAME

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leeu

Posted at 4:47 PM on January 9, 2012  

Weird name, but I see the mean5ing. Congrats!oz b

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