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Yves meaning and name origin
Yves \yv-ves\ as a boy's name is pronounced eve. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Yves is "yew". Variant of the German name Ivo. Possibly an occupational name. Saint Yves (14th century) was a French lawyer and priest known as "an attorney who was an honest man". Familiar since the 1940s due to fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and singer/actor Yves Montand.
Yves has 7 variant forms: Evo, Ivar, Ives, Ivo, Iwo, Yvo and Yvon.
A baby name that sounds like Yves is Efisio.
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Popularity of Yves
Yves is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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