Of Germanic origin.

Feminine form of the French masculine name Yves.

Yves is the Medieval form of the Germanic name Ivo.

Other forms of the name are: Yvonne, Evette, Ivona, Ivonne, Yvetta, Yvet.

Famous bearers are Yvette Freeman, Yvette Cooper, Yvette Wilson, Yvette Nicole Brown,Yvette Mimieux, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Yvette Guilbert, Yvette Williams, Yvette Monreal.