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Gender: Female Meaning of Yvette: "yew tree" Origin of Yvette: French, feminine of Yves

The name Yvette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "yew tree". Yvette and is often added to lists like Stylish Girls' Names That End in Consonants and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

This French name has the elegance of other '-ette' names such as Colette and is a botanical name without being too obvious about it.

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Famous People Named Yvette

Yvette Carmen Mimieux, American actress
Yvette Fielding, English broadcaster, producer and actress
Yvette Nicole Brown, American actress and comedienne
Yvette Diane Clarke, U.S. Congresswoman from New York
Yvette Renee Wilson, American actress
Yvette Prieto Jordan, wife of basketball player Michael Jordan
Yvette Cooper, English MP and shadow home secretary
Yvette Guilbert, French Belle Epoque cabaret singer
Yvette Freeman, American actress
Yvette Iola Vickers, American model, actress and singer
Yvette Monreal, American actress
Yvette Nipar, American actress
Yvette Winifred Williams, New Zealand Olympic long jumper
Robin Yvette Allen aka The Lady of Rage, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Yvette

Yvette Schumacher, character in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" by Gabrielle Zevin
"Yvette," short story by Guy de Maupassant
Yvette Carte-Blanche, character on British TV's 'Allo 'Allo!
Yvette, codename on British TV's "Secret Army"
Yvette Saywell, main character in D.H. Lawrence's "The Virgin and the Gipsy"
Yvette, character in movie "Clue"
Yvette, one of the Groovy Girls dolls
Yvette Ubetcha, character in animated series "The Fairly OddParents"
Yvette, character in film "Baby Boy"

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I would pronounce it eve-ETTE, for sure.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Yvette and Yvonne are both lovely.

Zell Says:


Yvette is lovely, provided it's pronounced correctly. The one Yvette I've known in my life unfortunately pronounced it "yuh-VETTE" instead of the more authentic "eve-ETTE."

cabosanmucus Says:


It's old school but still pretty. I mean if boring and clunky Evelyn can be popular again why not Yvette

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Such a gorgeous little name :)

Ccppww Says:


If it's not Victorian, it's not ready for a comeback acc. to Nameberry.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I don't like the description! What do the people who write them have against this and Yvonne? I think they're beautiful.

RavenZimmi Says:


I like the way it looks with the Y and V together but something about the way it sounds offs me. I like Yvonne though.

ThistleThorn Says:


This is pretty.