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Of Germanic origin.

A feminine name, usually used in French, English, Dutch, Swedish and German.

Yvonne is the feminine form of the name Yvon, deriving from the name Yves, which originates from the Germanic “Ivo“, meaning “yew”.

In the English speaking world it is used since the 19th century.

Other forms of the name are: Yvonnie, Yvonny, Ivone, Ivonne, Yveline, Evonne, Yvone, Lavonne, Yvette.

Famous bearers are Yvonne Arnaud, Yvonne Mitchell, Yvonne Marianne Elliman, Latoya Yvonne Jackson, Yvonne Sherman, Yvonne Meusburger, Yvonne Joyce Craig, Yvonne Strahovski, Yvonne DeCarlo.

American singer Yvonne Elliman was discovered by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice and was offered the role of Mary Magdalene in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Super Star”, a role that brought her instant fame.

In the following video she performs her US #1 hit “If I Can’t Have You”, written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb in 1977.