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What does Yvonne mean?

Yvonne Pronunciation of 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.


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

Affiliated girl names: Lavonne and Siobhan.

4 more related forms via Evonne: Evon, Evonna, Evony and Eyvonne.

Creative forms:
(female) Phane, Yvonse, ..

(male) Yvonse, Yvonte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yvonne Kassidy (Y.K.), ..

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yvonne, Evette, Evon, Evonne, Ivette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivonne, Laveta, Lavette, Lavonne, Siobhan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yevette, Yvette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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