Gender: Female Meaning of Yvonne: "yew wood" Origin of Yvonne: French

Yvonne Origin and Meaning

The name Yvonne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "yew wood".

Yvonne conjures up visions of green eye shadow and leopard-printed polyester.

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Yvonne's International Variations

Ibona, Ibane (Basque) Ivone (Portuguese) Iwona, Iwonka (Polish) Ivona (Russian)


CherrieSue Says:


This name is classic and French. It originates from nature and it can be shortened to Eve and Evie, which are really sweet names, as well as being popular at the moment. Maybe it's not the most fashionable name, but there's no need to be so close-minded in its description.

thepianothatwaited Says:


Sorry to revive an old comment, but Vonny is such an adorable nickname

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love both this and Yvette. I agree with other comments here, that the description is unfair, as with many others on this site. I feel that some of them should be updated, to be more factual and descriptive, rather than rude and dismissive. Names like Fannie are apparently more usable than Yvonne, Julie or Sheryl??? I don't think so...! But if you went by these descriptions, that's what is being said. It's bizarre.

Coral89 Says:


I have always heard it pronounced "e-von".

Coral89 Says:


I LOVE this name. I always imagine a sophisticated, elegant, refined young woman. I don't know why it isn't more popular. I'm pregnant & find out the gender in a few weeks. If it's a girl, I'm proudly naming her Yvonne.

fromtheocean12 Says:


How is this pronounced?

Toronto87 Says:


This name is growing on me.

Toronto87 Says:


i find this name very sophisticated

Yessica Says:


I knew "yew wood"

iipostmvh Says:


Completely agree! I have no idea where that description is coming from. I suppose they are suggested the name is dated, but that's a very offensive way to say hey it's not that trendy.

EasterBunny Says:


My auntie's name was Yvonne. She was a spunky but gentle amazing lady.
We called her Auntie Eve or Auntie Vonny.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I love this name! (As you can see from my user name...)

I wish that they would change that description. I don't think of it like that at all.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Yeah, the image I get is a classy, sophisticated woman.

unicornluvgirl Says:


I think this name is pretty! The description kind of annoys me.