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Meaning and name origin

Yvonne \yv(on)-ne\ as a girl's 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.


Yvonne has 14 variant forms: Eevonne, Evette, Evonne, Iveta, Ivette, Ivonne, Laveta, Lavette, Yevette, Yuette, Yvett, Yvetta, Yvette and Yvonna.

For more information, see also related girl names Lavonne and Siobhan.


Yvonne is a very popular first name for females (#174 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Yvonne for girls. Yvonne reached its highest rank of #123 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Yvonne name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Yvonne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Siobhan, Yvette, Yvonne, Lavonne, Ivonne, Evonne, Ivette and Evette. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evette, Evonne, Ivette, Ivonne, Lavonne, Siobhan, Yvette, Yvonne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Siobhan, Yvonne outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yvonne is also pronounced similarly to Evanne and Eyvonne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yvonne.