Ivo (1)
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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
Related Names
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)
Popularity
Czech Republic  - 
France  - 
Netherlands  ranked #380 
Portugal  ranked #79 
Switzerland  - 
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 978
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)