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Yvonne 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 names Lavonne and Siobhan.
Baby names that sound like Yvonne are Evanne, Eyvonne, Evonna and Ivonna.
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Popularity of Yvonne
Yvonne is a very popular first name for women (#174 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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