The name Yves is a boy's name of French origin meaning "yew wood". Yves and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.