First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yves

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  1. A user from Canada says the name Yves is of French origin and means "Yew".
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Notable Persons Named Yves

Notable Persons Named Yves

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent was a fashion design. Yves was given the name Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent on August 1st, 1936 in Oran. He breathed his last breath on June 1st, 2008.

Yves Klein

Yves Klein was an artist in the fields of painting and performance art. Yves was born on April 28th, 1928 in Nice, France. He left this life on June 6th, 1962.

Yves Montand

Yves Montand was an actor and singer. His career lasted from 1946 to 1991. Yves was given the name Ivo Livi on October 13th, 1921 in Monsummano Terme, Italy. He breathed his last breath on November 9th, 1991.

Yves Edwards

Yves Edwards is a martial artist. Yves was born on September 30th, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy was an artist in the field of painting. Yves was born on January 5th, 1900 in Paris. He passed away on January 15th, 1955.

Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar is an industrial designer. Yves was born in 1967 in Lausanne.

  • DJ Whoo Kid
    Disc Jockey
  • Yves Bouvier
  • Yves Leterme
    Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Yves V
    Disc Jockey
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
    Soccer Player
  • Yves Robert
  • Yves Duteil
  • Yves Rodier
    Comics Creator
  • Yves Coppens
  • Yves Mersch
  • Yves Lampaert
  • Yves Debay
  • Yves Daccord
    Director of the International Red Cross
  • Yves Boisset
    Film Director

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yves

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yves

Édouard Yves

Édouard was born on October 26th, 1907 in Katakokombe.

Anne Therese Philippine d' Yves

She passed away in 1814.


Fun Facts about the name Yves

  • How Popular is the name Yves? Yves is the 10,009th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,136 babies born with the first name Yves in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yves to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yves is Tuesday, March 11th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Yves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yves was in 1985 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Yves Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yves is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Yves: The name spelled backwards is Sevy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yves. How do you pronounce that?
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