What does Yvonne mean?
Yvonne /yvon-ne/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #123 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Yvonne and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Yvonne rated in the Top 1000 are Evette, Evon, Evonne, Ivette, Ivonne, Lavonne, Siobhan and Yvette. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3159%) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Ivette, Ivonne, Lavonne, Yvette and Yvonne becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Yvonne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Evanne. This name tends to be less frequently used than Yvonne.