Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EE-vo(German, Dutch, Italian) EE-fo(German) I-vo(Czech) EE-voo(Portuguese)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the element iwa meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element [2]. This was the name of saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives), hailing from Cornwall, France, and Brittany.

Related Names

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


People think this name is

classic   mature   upper class   natural   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

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


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 June 9, 2023