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Gender: Male Pronunciation: eve Meaning of Yves: "yew wood" Origin of Yves: French

The name Yves is a boy's name of French origin meaning "yew wood". Yves and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

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.

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Famous People Named Yves

Yves Saint Laurent, 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, French chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist
Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Tremarec, discoverer of Kerguelen Islands
Yves Tanguy, painter

Pop Culture References for the name Yves

Yves Adele Harlow, female character on "The Lone Gunmen" (a spin-off of The X-Files)
Yves Benedict, character in the Benedict Series by Joss Stirling

Ives, Evo, Yvo, Yvon

Yves's International Variations

Ivo (German) Iwo (Polish)