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A famous bearer of this name was the 1970s singer Yvonne Elliman.
AndrewJKD  4/20/2005
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
I have also heard, here and there, that this name means "archer."
avalah  5/24/2006
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
I bet lots of people get this name confused with Yvette.
FairyGirl  6/25/2006
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
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
Listen to the German pronunciation of Yvonne here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
A famous bearer is singer Yvonne Přenosilová.
Maggie_Simpson  9/4/2006
This name is similar to Yvette. I don't like either.
Emma McHnery  9/11/2006
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
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
A famous bearer is Czech-American actress Yvonne Zima ("ER", Dead by Midnight, See Jane Run, etc).
Ronja  2/23/2007
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
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:
Ivy Reese  3/24/2008
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
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
Polish-Cuban singer Yvonne Sanchez.
Emilie007  8/31/2008
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
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
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
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
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
Also Yvonne Minton another very great Australian classical singer.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2010
I love it! Sophisticated, nice sound, and the spelling and pronunciation is very unique. What more could you ask for?
Chrila96  11/14/2010
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
Meaning: Archer with Taxus bow

Sweede69  2/19/2012
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
Nicknames are “Von”/“Vonne” and “Vonnie”/“Voni”/“Vonni.”.
Rin_0911  4/27/2012
Yvonne Sherman is a former American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
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
The name Yvonne was given to 132 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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
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
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
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
French, but like, an okay kind of french.
coronule  2/1/2015
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
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
The name Yvonne was given to 118 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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
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
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
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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