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I like this name. In fact I like it a lot. Yvonne is an incredibly beautiful, classy, sexy, elegant, even a bit flirty sounding name. It makes me smile to say it. Every single Yvonne I've known has been pretty. Every single one. Without exception.
AltoonaYourPiano  12/21/2019
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I thought it was pronounced yuh-von. Oh well, I still pronounce it like that.
Hekate Rose  7/29/2019
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Yvonne, Yvette and any other rare name beginning with Y, must be quite confusing to spell out letter by letter when people ask because the Y sounds like 'why?' and the person asking would say 'Well, I just wanna know!'

Maybe spell it with an I instead, to solve this problem if you are giving your child the Y initial in the name you are giving them. At least Portuguese, Italian and Romanian don't have the letter y, so you wouldn't have that problem if one of those native languages was yours.
Hushpuppy  5/9/2019
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Don't really like this name. It just looks wrong, lol.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2018
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In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Yvonne who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 391st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Yvonne makes me think of a French ballet dancer from the 1920s, with a leopard-printed frock and green eye shadow.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2018
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Yvonne is a really classy and mature name. When I hear l this name, I think of a tall, slim and striking model. I like it more than Yvette.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
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Yvonne was Serena's manga name in Pokemon, from Y version.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2018
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My name is Yvonne pronounced E Von. I absolutely love my name and always have. So many people dislike their name but not me! I went to an all girls school and only ever met one other Yvonne there. I love having a name that isn’t so common such as Emma or Emily etc. So many people cannot pronounce my name and I’ve seen some pretty odd spellings of it! This can be annoying but also funny. I love that my name is ageless. I’m so thankful to my mum for giving me this beautiful name as my dad wanted to name me Cheryl Rose! Thank you mum, I miss you every day! Xx.
Doorey  3/16/2018
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I loved reading all the posts on the name Yvonne, but I am sad that I can never find any information on my name, which is Nyvonne.

Has anyone got any information they can share with me, please?
nyvs  10/17/2017
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Yvonne is a name that is both very pretty and very cool. If I had to choose between this and Yvette, I'd probably go with Yvette (one of my favorites), but Yvonne is a great name as well. I'm surprised it hasn't caught on more with the Y-craze...
erb816  5/1/2017
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Yvonne Catterfeld is a German singer, songwriter, actress and TV host. Born and raised in Erfurt, Thuringia, she later moved to Leipzig to pursue her music career on the University of Music and Theatre. In 2000, she participated in the debut season of the singing competition series Stimme 2000, where she came in second place. Catterfeld subsequently signed a recording deal with Hansa Records, which released her debut single "Bum" in 2001. The same year, she was propelled to stardom when she was cast in a main role in the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. In 2003, Catterfeld made her musical breakthrough when her fifth single, "Für dich", became an international number-one hit and produced the equally successful album Meine Welt.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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The name Yvonne was given to 118 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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My name is Yvonne and I am American born in 1960. My dad was in WWII in France and heard the name and thought it was beautiful. Plus when he and my mother married in 1950 it was popular because of Yvonne De Carlo, the actress. I have only met one other person in my life with my name. I pronounce it like the French, EE- Von. It is a beautiful name and I get a lot of compliments for it especially here in the southern part of America. I hope it becomes popular again.
VonnieB  5/26/2016
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Yvonne Catterfeld is a German singer, songwriter, actress and TV host. Born and raised in Erfurt, Thuringia, she later moved to Leipzig to pursue her music career at the University of Music and Theatre.
cutenose  5/25/2016
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French, but like, an okay kind of french.
coronule  2/1/2015
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This is my name. I was born in 1996, and I've never met anybody (my age or not) with my name. I guess I like my name because it's unique, but people are never sure how to say or spell it.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2014
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This is my sister's name, the way we pronounced the 'Y' isn't in the key, We pronounced it "Yuh-Vahn".
Stephen1976  1/10/2014
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The pronunciation I have usually heard is "ee-VAHN" (about like the Russian pronunciation of "IVAN". See also my comment for that name.)
Kosta  12/27/2013
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The name Yvonne was very popular in France from 1900 until about the 1950's. It is now extremely uncommon among baby girls.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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The name Yvonne was given to 132 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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I usually pronounced it "ee-VONE" (vone rhyming with phone)... sometimes I pronounce it as "ee-VAWN", like the Russian pronunciation of Ivan. Either way sounds nice to me. I think this is a pretty and unique name.
I associate this name with Yvonne de Carlo.
Shadowfax  9/23/2012
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Yvonne Sherman is a former American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
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Nicknames are “Von”/“Vonne” and “Vonnie”/“Voni”/“Vonni.”.
Rin_0911  4/27/2012
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A less common pronunciation has the Y as a consonant instead of a vowel, with a slight schwa sound between the Y and the V, and the heaviest emphasis is on the last syllable, pronounced "on". I know of only one case so far where Yvonne is pronounced like this, and it's my best friend's middle name.
Aloicious  3/11/2012
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Usage: + Sweden

Swedish calender has its name day for YVONNE: May 29

It's a quite common name in Sweden. Usage started in Sweden at the end of 1875-1985 and its popularity increased to reach its highest position in the 1940's and 1950's. A total of 36,653 people had the name Yvonne by 12/31/2005. [noted -ed]
Sweede69  2/19/2012
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Meaning: Archer with Taxus bow

Source:
http://svenskanamn.alltforforaldrar.se/visa/Yvonne
Sweede69  2/19/2012
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I love it! Sophisticated, nice sound, and the spelling and pronunciation is very unique. What more could you ask for?
Chrila96  11/14/2010
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Also Yvonne Minton another very great Australian classical singer.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2010
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Great Australian opera singer Yvonne Kenny -sang at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics and the opening of the new parliament house in Canberra in 1988.
Anton  3/8/2010
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The name Yvonne is sophisticated and beautiful. I adore this name. The only bad thing is that it is hard to create a nickname for it. Vonnie?
-Julia-  7/23/2009
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How about Yvie - a pretty variation on an old theme?
I think Yvie is a sweet one and quite in vogue given today's spate of Evies and other Eve-type names.
Just Jonquil  7/9/2016
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Well first my name is Yvonne, and I am surprised no one remembered famous Tennis star of the 70's and 80's Evonne Goolagoong of Australia. I was a kid during those days and I remember Sears had a line of sports clothing with her name. And I just thought it was cool that somebody famous had the same name.
Ladybird1205  7/8/2009
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Yvonne Arnaud (1892-1958), whose full name was Germaine Yvonne Arnaud, was a famous actress of French origin who lived in England during much of her career.
The wife of French president General de Gaulle was also called Yvonne.
Jonquil  9/21/2008
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Polish-Cuban singer Yvonne Sanchez.
Emilie007  8/31/2008
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I also associate this name with Pauline Yvonne Reaper. There is a famous movie about that story called "Heavenly Creatures," starring Kate Winslet in one of the roles.
polyglot7  8/28/2008
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I think it's an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful, and mature name, but I can't help but associate it with Pauline Yvonne Reiper, a girl from New Zealand who together with her friend Juliet bludgeoned her mother with a rock because she thought her mother was responsible for the fact that Juliet was about to be sent to South Africa, and she was madly in love with her. Pauline's parents called her Yvonne. Luckily there are plenty of other Yvonnes to think about, ones who actually have this as a first name, not a middle name.
slight night shiver  5/13/2008
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Yvonne Dionne is one of the Dionne quintuplets. She and her four sisters were taken away from their mother and father because of abuse. To read more about them, visit:

http://www.cnn.com/US/9711/19/dionne.quints/
Ivy Reese  3/24/2008
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Can be pronounced "YA-vawn", "Eh-vawn", or "Ee-vawn". The last two are more typical as the French pronunciation, "EE-vawn" probably more so.
avalah  2/19/2008
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A famous bearer is Czech-American actress Yvonne Zima ("ER", Dead by Midnight, See Jane Run, etc).
Ronja  2/23/2007
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I never did like this name. It always makes me think of noodles. I really, really, really don't know why. It doesn't have a nice sound either.
scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
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Yvonne is my first name. I am from Serbia and we spell it here like Ivona. People usually like my name here, because it is not so common, you can often meet some Ivana or Iva, but not Ivona.
ivonna  1/31/2007
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This name is similar to Yvette. I don't like either.
Emma McHnery  9/11/2006
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A famous bearer is singer Yvonne Přenosilová.
Maggie_Simpson  9/4/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Yvonne here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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I really like this name, very feminine. It suits people who are in their 40s though, not before or after. It is the name of one of my sister's best friends who now lives in Cyprus.
corrielover  8/10/2006
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I also heard of the girl whose name was pronounced "wie-von-ee." Supposedly this was a real person where I grew up (Illinois). I have often heard this name pronounced "ya-vawn."
gigibee  7/26/2006
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I bet lots of people get this name confused with Yvette.
FairyGirl  6/25/2006
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I read a story about a couple who lived in the country who were looking in a book for a name for their daughter. "Yvonne," with which they were unfamiliar, struck their fancy. They pronounced it "Wie-VON-ee"!
Kosta  6/6/2006
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I have also heard, here and there, that this name means "archer."
avalah  5/24/2006
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Canadian actress Yvonne de Carlo (born September 1, 1922) was the star of many movies of the 1940s and 1950s. She also starred in the TV series "The Munsters" where she played Lily, the matriarch of the family.
alberto  1/7/2006
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A famous bearer of this name was the 1970s singer Yvonne Elliman.
AndrewJKD  4/20/2005

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