It may be used as a diminutive form of the name “Ivan“, which is a Slavic form of the name “John“.
Another origin of the name is from the Germanic element “iv”, meaning “yew”.
It may also be derived from a cognate Celtic element.
Ivo is the name of several saints, who are also known as Saint Yves.
Feminine forms are: Iva, Ivana, Iveta, Yvonne, Yvette, Giovanna, Seana.
Variants of the name are: Yvo, Yves, Ivar, Erwan, Yvon, Sean, Juan, Giovanni.
Famous bearers are Ivo Andric, Ivo Canelas, Ivo van Hove, Ivo Pogorelic, Ivo Kalrovic, Ivo Garrani, Ivo Minar, Ivo Linna, Ivo Caprino, Ivo Fabijan.