Of Germanic origin.

A diminutive form of the Medieval French name Yves, which derives from the name Ivo.

Yvon is a masculine name which is rarely used as a feminine name as well.

Feminine form is Yvonne.

Other forms of the name are Yves, Ivo, Yvo, Erwan, Iwo.

Famous bearers are Yvon Barrette, Yvon Agenord, Yvon Chouinard, Yvon Deschamps, Yvon Dallaire.