What does Yvonne mean?
Yvonne [yvonne] as a girls' name is pronounced ee-VAHN. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Yvonne is "yew". Feminine variant of Yves, a saint's name, and Ivo. Since yew wood was used for bows, Ivo may have been an occupational name meaning "archer". Tennis celebrity Evonne Goolagong; actress Yvonne DeCarlo.
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How popular is Yvonne?
Yvonne is a very prominent first name for females (#174 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Yvonne for girls. Yvonne reached its highest position of #121 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1764 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Yvonne and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Yvonne (#1764 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Evette, Evon, Evonne, Ivette, Ivonne, Laveta, Lavette, Lavonne, Siobhan, Yevette and Yvette (#1519 last year). These relations of Yvonne were popular in the 1960s (average #1132) and have become significantly less common since (#1940, 96% less usage), with forms like Yvette becoming less trendy.
Yvonne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Evanne, Ivon and Ivyanne. Other suggested similar names are Anne▼, Bonne, Brenne, Brionne, Brynne, Caronne, Chavonne, Chivonne, Chyvonne, Davonne, Deanne▼, Deonne, Devenne, Devinne, Devonne, Dianne▼, Dionne▼, Dyanne, Ebone, Erinne, Evadne, Evline, Fione, Gunne, Gwynne, Ilone, Ione▼, Ivonna, Ivorine, Janne, Jenne, Joane, Joanne▼, Jovanne, Kevinne, Lahvonne (see Lavonne), Leanne▼, Leonine, Levonne, Lianne, Lorne, Luanne▼, Lynne▼, Ozanne, Rianne, Savonne, Sh'vonne, Shavonne, Shevonne, Shivonne, Shone, Shyvonne, Simonne, Stevonne, Syvonne, Teone, Wynne, Yann, Yanna, Yionna, Yoana, Yolane, Yolanne, Yona, Yonah, Yonina, Ysande, Ysanna, Ysanne, Ysolde, Ysotte and Zanne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Yvonne.See names in meaning and etymology.