On paper, with its stylish ties to fashion legend Yves Saint-Laurent (born Henri), Yves looks great, but the pronunciation--EVE-- could lead to gender confusion. German variation Ivo might be cooler and clear up the issue.
Yves SaintLaurent, French fashion designer
Yves Montand, Italian-French actor/singer
Yves Allegro, Swiss tennis player, doubles partner of Roger Federer
Yves Klein, French painter and performance artist
Yves Chauvin, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry