"yew wood"

Yves Origin and Meaning

The name Yves is a boy's name of French origin meaning "yew wood".

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.

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Yves Popularity

Famous People Named Yves

  • Yves Henri Donat MathieuSaint Laurent, French fashion designer
  • Yves Camille Désiré Leterme48th Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Yves Montand (born Ivo Livi)Italian,French actor/singer
  • Yves AllegroSwiss tennis player, doubles partner of Roger Federer
  • Yves KleinFrench painter and performance artist
  • Yves ChauvinFrench chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Yves Ed'duvill EdwardsBrazilian mixed martial artist
  • (Louis) Yves FortierCanadian diplomat
  • YvesJoseph de Kerguelen,Tremarec, discoverer of Kerguelen Islands
  • (Raymond Georges) Yves TanguyFrench painter
  • Yves BéharSwiss designer
  • JeanYves Thibaudet, French pianist
  • JacquesYves Cousteau, French oceanographer
  • Yves / Ha SooyoungSouth,Korean idol group member (LOOΠΔ)

Yves in Pop Culture

  • Yves Adele Harlowfemale character on "The Lone Gunmen" (a spin,off of The X,Files)
  • Yves Benedictcharacter in the Benedict Series by Joss Stirling
  • Yvesfemale character of LOOΠΔVERSE created by Blockberry Creative, starring members of South,Korean girl group, LOOΠΔ