Yvonne - Meaning of Yvonne
[ 2 syll. y-von-ne, yv-o-nne ] The baby girl name Yvonne is pronounced ih-VAON in English or iy-VOWN in French †. Yvonne has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in English, French, and German. It is derived from the word iv with the meaning 'yew'. The name could have developed as a feminine diminutive of Yves, or else directly from Yvon (Old French). Yvonne is the feminine version of the English and French Yves.
Yvonne has 26 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Evette (also used in French), Evon (also used in French), Ivette (also used in French and German), Lavona, Lavone, Lavonne, Vonne, Yavanna, Yavonne, Yuonne, Yveline, Yvetta (also used in French), Yvette (also used in French and German), Yvonna, and Yvonnie. Other English forms include the familiar forms Voni and Vonnie (also used in French), and the spelling variants Evonne (also used in French), Ivonne (also used in French, and German), Yvon (also used in Old French, French, and Scandinavian), and Yvone.
Yvonne is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1937, 0.288% of baby girls were named Yvonne. It was #76 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Within all girl names in its family, Yvonne was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Yvonne include Yvon, Aoibheann, Eavan, Evonne, Ivonne, Yvone, Yvonnie, Ifama, Ivana, Ivanna, Ivany, Ivianne, Ivona, Ivone, Iwona, Epiphaney, Epiphanie, Ifigenia, Iphigeneia, and Iphigenia.
† Pronunciation for Yvonne: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
A famous person named Yvonne is Yvonne Craig, Actress, born 16 May 1937, Taylorville, Illinois.