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Subject: Re: Ivelisse
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: May 7, 2007 at 11:55:15 AM
Reply to: Ivelisse by Wanda
Ivelisse or Yvelisse would be a modern creation in Latin America, based on the French name Yveline and changing its ending to -is or -isse, which is a popular suffix for newly created names in Latin America. Yveline is a feminine form of Yves. Yves is a French name that goes back to an ancient Germanic word that meant "yew tree". Male names that have been used in Scandinavia that are derived from the same ancient Germanic word include Ivar and Iver, but I don't think it's accurate to say that Ivelisse itself has a "Scandinavian origin". :)

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