Yves (given name)

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Yves
Pronunciation /ˈv/
French: [iv]
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning yew
Region of origin Francophone countries
Other names
Related names Erwan, Evette, Ives, Ivet, Iveta, Ivette, Ivo, Iwo, Yvette, Yvo, Yve

Yves (French pronunciation: ​[iv]) is a common French male given name that is derived from the Indo-European root "iwa" which gave "uvos" in Gaulish (it is found also in the Welsh "ywen", Irish "ēo" and in Old English īw, all of these meaning yew).[1][2] Related names include Erwan, Evette, Ives, Ivet, Iveta, Ivette, Ivo, Iwo, Yve, Yvette (the feminine form of Yves), Yvo, Yvon, Yvonne, and many other diminutives (mainly from Brittany).[3]

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  • Yves Gagnon, Canadian ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay

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  • Yves Adele Harlow, character in The X-Files
  • Yves Massarde, character in the Clive Cussler novel and film Sahara
  • In the RPG In Nomine Yves is Heaven's archangel of Destiny, the only non angel Archangel and is the first being that god created
  • A recurring sketch in the latter episodes of Dog City featured a criminal cat named Yves and his dimwitted adversary, a guard dog named Steven (a pun on the phrase "even-steven")

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "View Name: Yves". Behind the Name. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yves". English Wiktionary. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Names Related to Yves". Behind the Name. Retrieved July 30, 2013.