Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EE-vo(German, Dutch, Italian)

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 [2]. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).

Related Names

Feminine FormsIva, Ivka(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesErwan, Erwann(Breton) Yves, Yvon(French) Ives(History) Iwo(Polish)
Same SpellingIvo (2)
User SubmissionIvo


People think this name is

classic   mature   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: August 22
Germany: May 19
Hungary: May 19 (as Ivó)
Latvia: January 2


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 978.
  2. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 75.

Entry updated November 20, 2020