Yves Name Meaning & Origin
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From the Celtic root word "uvos", meaning "yew tree" and pronounced "eev". The name comes from the French province of Brittany, and exists in many forms both there and in other Celtic outposts, such as Cornwall and Wales. Such forms include Ivo, Ivor, Ives, and the female forms Ia, Yvette and Yvonne.
- Famous real-life people named Yves
St. Yves Hélory, French parish priest, patron of Brittany and lawyers
Yves Saint-Laurent, French fashion designer
Yves Montand, French-Italian actor and singer
Yves Chauvin, French chemist
Yves Rocher, French cosmetics entrepreneur
Yves Allégret, French film director
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Yves Adele Harlow, character in the TV series "The X-Files"
Yves Massarde, character in the Clive Cussler novel and film "Sahara"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist