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What does Yvette mean?

Yvette /yvet-te/ as a girls' name is pronounced ee-VET, i-VET. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Yvette is "yew". Feminine of Yves; diminutive of Yvonne. Actress Yvette Mimieux.


Yvette has 6 variants: Ivett, Ivetta, Ivette, Yevette, Yvedt and Yvetta.

Affiliated girl names: Elixyvett and Evette.

Yvette has 5 more related forms via Yvonne: Evette, Iveta, Lavette, Yuette and Yvett.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Phate, Yvetne, ..

(male) Yvetri, Yvetteri, ..

How popular is Yvette?

Yvette is a very prominent first name for females (#348 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Yvette for girls. Yvette entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #172 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1413 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yvette name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yvette outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Yvette and related names. Evette, Ivette, Lavette, Yevette and Yvonne (#1682 from current records) are the popular alternative forms of Yvette (#1413 from current records). These relations of Yvette reached the peak of their popularity 54 years ago (average #931) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Yvonne becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yvette, Evette, Ivette, Lavette, Yevette, Yvonne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yvette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Yvette is pronounced similarly to Eevette and Eyvette. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Anette, Arette, Bette, Brette, Ervette, Evetta, Grette, Hette, Huette, Idette, Irvette, Jette, Joette, Mette, Odette, Olette, Orette, Ryette, Wyette, Yetta, Yette, Yettie, Yolette and Ysotte. These names tend to be less frequently used than Yvette.