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What does Ivo mean?

Ivo Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: occupational, bows (warrior).


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

Affiliated boy names: Evo and Ivor.

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

2 feminine forms: Ivy and Yvonne.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilo, Ino, ..

(female) Ine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ivo Judah (I.J.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy 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%). (2015 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.

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