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

Mon, January 9, 2012 3:42pm EDT by 89 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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ivy

Posted at 5:05 PM on February 23, 2012  

i think dat the baby is an adopted baby an she sacrefise the unborn baby

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faithmarfeo1

Posted at 10:07 PM on March 4, 2012  

no way you do

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Sammierice@rocketmail.com

Posted at 9:10 AM on February 21, 2012  

blue ivy carter is a ridicolous name, dnt be STUPID PPL! Isnt it obvouis??/ blue ivy means devils child in latin. y do u think whitney houston died ?? she was sacraficed in order to let the child lived not only dat but dnt u thnk jay-z wouldve named her brooklyn i mean he said so himself when interviewd on the babys name. GET REAL

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ivy

Posted at 5:07 PM on February 23, 2012  

sure right

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kiki2015

Posted at 12:05 AM on February 19, 2012  

for those who say dat ‘BLUE’ IS A COLOR LET IT BE DAT IF DAT IS WAT THEY WANT TO NAME THEIR BABY LET THE NAME HER DAT!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

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aaryka

Posted at 5:31 PM on February 18, 2012  

What was yall thinkin evil

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jojo

Posted at 2:49 AM on February 12, 2012  

The baby is the image of bougt of tham

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sherry

Posted at 3:59 PM on January 29, 2012  

Congrats on blue ivy

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k2

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 29, 2012  

blue ivy dats no coincidence dey knew wat dey were doin since d day 1it waz al planned out

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KT

Posted at 11:40 PM on January 28, 2012  

Ivy Blue has such a southern belle ring to it. but Blue ivy is definitely a unique selection for a celebrity heiress.

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Louisa

Posted at 2:21 PM on January 28, 2012  

Blue Ivy Carter sounds nyc,buh wat kinda name is dah aniwae?

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Armstrong Mims

Posted at 3:58 PM on January 27, 2012  

Blue Ivy Carter, Nice name for a cute baby girl. Jay z n Beyonce congrat..

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monica david

Posted at 7:44 PM on January 21, 2012  

ur should make a song beyonce for your new baby that will be very cool…

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monica david

Posted at 7:43 PM on January 21, 2012  

i love the name blue lvy carter its a beautiful name for ur new born baby girl. i hope you have a great time with your new baby…

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coquesse

Posted at 1:07 AM on January 21, 2012  

Congrats Beyonce and Jay z, welcome to parent-hood hope uor cherish the small special moments has parents cause as soon as you know it she will be 16 lol .

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Aaliyah

Posted at 9:01 PM on January 20, 2012  

ilove her listen song i am listing right now

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Aaliyah

Posted at 8:58 PM on January 20, 2012  

i love her baby because she is cute

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RYA

Posted at 8:08 PM on January 20, 2012  

BLUE IVY SPELLED BACKWARDS IS EULB YVI WHICH MEANS LUCIFER’S DAUGHTER IN LATIN !

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Carla

Posted at 8:40 AM on January 18, 2012  

Wtf.

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adez

Posted at 2:12 PM on January 16, 2012  

what is d meaning of dat kind of a name it sounds santanic

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agnesbrownlow

Posted at 5:04 PM on January 15, 2012  

Im so sick of hearing about this baby the lord is a jealous god yal better stop praising her like she is god he will take her from yal thats good yal have a baby but stop all the madness over her and blue is the devil fav color so is it true about yal praise the devil and that yal want heaven on earth beyonce and jay_z yal have a baby just like any other parents hell we love our kids to I have seven and think the I world of them

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KILLUMINATI

Posted at 7:53 PM on January 12, 2012  

BORN LIVING UNDER EVIL….ILLUMINATEES VERY YOUNGEST
THIS IS WHAT BLUE IVY STANDS FOR…I KNOW ABOUT THIS ILLUMINATI CRAP ITS A SECRET SOCIETY THAT SELLS THERE SOULS AND WORSHIP SATIN (IDIOTS IF YOU ASK ME BUT ITS THE TRUTH) THATS ONE OF THE REASON WHY 2PAC DIED BECAUSE HE SPOKE OUT AND DIDNT LIKE ILLUMINATI HE MADE HIS ALBUM CALLED KILLUMINATI KILL-ILLUMINATI LISTEN 2 HIS LYRICS ON ONE OF HIS SONGS CALLED THEY DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT US…DIRECTED TO JAY Z..ILLUMINATI WILL HAVE ANY ONE KILLED IF THEY SPEAK OUT LIKE HOW 2PAC DID..ILLUMINATI ITS CONTROLLED BY POWERFUL PEOPLE AND RICH PEOPLE…ITS THE TRUTH

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CONFUSED

Posted at 5:15 PM on January 12, 2012  

EXCUSE ME. BUT ISN’T “BLUE” SOUNDS LIKE A NAME FOR A DOG OR A TIRED HORSE? “DUH”!

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Bake

Posted at 12:31 AM on November 27, 2012  

stupid!!!

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yourworstnightmare

Posted at 4:40 PM on January 12, 2012  

Blue is a color, not a name.

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CeeCee

Posted at 4:22 PM on January 12, 2012  

Congratulation! Jayz & Beyonce enjoy your baby do not let other’s steal your joy with nasty comments. Welcome to the world baby Blue Ivy.

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Dj252

Posted at 12:57 PM on January 19, 2012  

Shut yo azz up you don’t even no what’s going on

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Michelle

Posted at 11:29 AM on January 12, 2012  

I believe that Blue Ivy Carter is a beautiful name for it was well thought by both parents bringing their love together and bringing meaning of love to the fore front once again cute family be happy live it up! Congrats!

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londeka1021

Posted at 6:49 AM on January 12, 2012  

i would lyk 2 cogratulate beyonce n jay-z on their newborn baby girl but what i dont quite understand is the name given to her respectively “Blue Ivy” Carter bt overall congrats B

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