What does Yves mean?
Yves /yves/ [1 syll.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Yves?
Yves is a rare given name for men. Yves is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Yves and corresponding names. Ivar is the only popular varying form of Yves (not in Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Variants like Iver are seldom used. These names are rarely used for boys. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Yves is alike in pronunciation to Ave. Like Yves, this name is not frequently used.