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What does Ivo mean?

Ivo /ivo/ as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Ivo is "yew". Latin form of Yves used in Germany and sometimes in the English-speaking world. Possibly an occupational name for an archer since yew wood was used for bows.


Ivo has 10 variants: Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Iven, Iver, Ives, Ivo, Ivon, Yves and Yvo.

Affiliated boy names: Evo and Ivor.

Ivo has 3 more relations via Yves: Evo, Iwo and Yvon.

Ivo has 2 feminine forms: Ivy and Yvonne.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Ino, Ivoin, ..

(female) Ivodi, Ivoin, ..

How popular is Ivo?

Ivo is a rare given name for males. Ivo is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Ivo and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Ivo (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Ivor, Iver and Ivar. These forms of Ivo were at the apex of their popularity in the 1910s (usage of 0.01%). (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivar, Iver, Ivor in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ivo is pronounced similarly to Ava, Avi, Avia and Eva. Another recommended name is Ido. Like Ivo, these names are not commonly used.