Gender: Female Meaning of Yvaine: "evening star" Origin of Yvaine: Female variation of Yvain or Scottish

Yvaine Origin and Meaning

The name Yvaine is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "evening star".

A mix of Yvonne and Elaine, Yvaine was first noticed in the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel and then movie Stardust, in which Claire Danes played the 'fallen star' Yvaine. This In all its forms, one of the most classic Scottish names for girls is now attracting namer attention--just as that other Gaiman-inspired name, Coraline, did. Yvaine has a definite romantic, medieval charm. A small segment of namers are definitely taking notice.

The name probably derives from the Arthurian male name Yvain, one of the Knights of the Round Table

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nila Says:


I LOOOOVE the meaning of this name but its so close to Elaine or Vein in my mind. But the meaning!!!

Frozen Willow Says:


My youngest daughter is called Yvaine. I fell in love with it whilst looking a for a Scottish name that ended in "N" (The e is silent) and the meaning. Evie is something she get's called as a nickname, and sometimes even shorter again, to Eve. Once I had named her, I heard about the name being used in the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust. After reading the book and then watching the movie, I fell in love with her name even more :) Needless to say there will not be many Yvaine's in her college classes later on, another reason for picking the name as it is unique :) xx

scblovesnames Says:


This is pretty, though it is tied to Stardust for me (and i liked the movie). Quite unique, but not quite my naming style.

cport87 Says:


I adore this name. Plus Evie would make a great NN. It's so elegant and unique.

Zuzana Says:


Any opinions about this name? I can't get it out of my head..

Zuzana Says:


I love the sound of this, much better than Elaine

raevynstar Says:


I like the meaning, not the sound.