Ivo (1)
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Given Name IVO (1)
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: EE-vo (German, Dutch, Italian), EE-fo (German), EE-voo (Portuguese)   [key]
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).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Yvo (German), Yvo (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Iva, Iveta, Ivka (Czech)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Erwan, Erwann (Breton), Yves, Yvon (French), Ives (History), Iwo (Polish)
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France  - 
Netherlands  ranked #380 
Portugal  ranked #79 
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Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 978
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)