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.
Associated with: saint.
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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)
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. 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.