What does Yvonne mean?
Yvonne \yv(on)-ne\ 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.
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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Yvonne and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Yvonne are Evette, Evon, Evonne, Ivette, Ivonne, Lavonne, Siobhan and Yvette. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1960-1969 and has become significantly less popular since, with forms like Ivette, Ivonne, Lavonne, Yvette and Yvonne becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Yvonne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Evanne. This name tends to be less frequently used than Yvonne.