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

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.

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 'Benedicts Series' by Joss Stirling

Ives, Evo, Yvo, Yvon

Yves's International Variations

Ivo (German) Iwo (Polish)