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

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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Famous People Named Yves

Pop Culture References for the name Yves

Ives, Evo, Yvo, Yvon

Yves's International Variations

Ivo (German) Iwo (Polish)


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Never thought I'd find another Kpop fan on Nameberry. And yes, Yves is stunning. Both the name and the girl.

heyoeliza Says:


I love this name! I heard it first from the member of the girl group LOONA... she's so gorgeous and feminine and I think this name suits her perfectly.

Cormorant Says:


It reminds me a bit of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Tremarec

lemonqueen Says:


o, I see that. Thanks! I like the pronunciation and I actually kinda the spelling.

eveyalecia Says:


The pronunciation is very simple: eev. Like Eve.

lemonqueen Says:


Huh? Can't pronounce it.

_NorthStar_ Says:


A very stylish name. I would consider using this for a boy or girl.

bixbynerd Says:


I think this name is gorgeous. I've met both men and women with the name, and I don't think that "gender confusion" is really a thing…see names like Wren, Sasha, etc… that fit on both boys and girls.

vintageluvs Says:


It's not really pronounced like Eve with a long ee. It's more like ih-ve.