Given Name IVO (1)

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: EE-vo (German, Dutch, Italian), EE-fo (German), EE-voo (Portuguese)   [details]

Meaning & History

Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).

Categories

green, nature, plants, red, saints, short forms, trees, uncertain etymology
VARIANT: Yvo (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Iva, Iveta, Ivka (Czech)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Erwan, Erwann (Breton), Yves, Yvon (French), Ives (History), Iwo (Polish)
SAME SPELLING: Ivo (2)
  Czech Republic
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ranked
2014
  France
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ranked
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  Portugal
2016
  Switzerland
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ranked
2013

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 978
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)