Yves

First Name
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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Origin and Meaning of Yves

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Short form of Germanic compound names beginning with iv- "yew".

  1. A male given name, borne by two French saints, and known in medieval romance.

Notable Persons Named Yves

Yves Saint Laurent was a fashion design. Yves was given the name Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent on August 1st, 1936 in Oran. He breathed his last breath on June 1st, 2008.

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Yves Klein was an artist in the fields of painting and performance art. Yves was born on April 28th, 1928 in Nice, France. He left this life on June 6th, 1962.

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Yves Montand was an actor and singer. His career lasted from 1946 to 1991. Yves was given the name Ivo Livi on October 13th, 1921 in Monsummano Terme, Italy. He breathed his last breath on November 9th, 1991.

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Yves Edwards is a martial artist. Yves was born on September 30th, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Yves Tanguy was an artist in the field of painting. Yves was born on January 5th, 1900 in Paris. He passed away on January 15th, 1955.

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Yves Béhar is an industrial designer. Yves was born in 1967 in Lausanne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yves

Édouard was born on October 26th, 1907 in Katakokombe.

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She passed away in 1814.

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How popular is the baby name Yves in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1948 7 0 7
1949 5 0 5
1950 6 0 6
1951 7 0 7
1952 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1955 7 0 7
1956 6 0 6
1958 9 0 9
1959 10 0 10
1960 21 0 21
1961 14 0 14
1962 22 0 22
1963 9 0 9
1964 9 0 9
1965 14 0 14
1966 16 0 16
1967 13 0 13
1968 9 0 9
1969 19 0 19
1970 10 0 10
1971 17 0 17
1972 16 0 16
1973 13 0 13
1974 23 0 23
1975 17 0 17
1976 22 0 22
1977 19 0 19
1978 17 0 17
1979 21 0 21
1980 36 9 27
1981 35 0 35
1982 23 0 23
1983 15 0 15
1984 26 0 26
1985 37 0 37
1986 28 0 28
1987 23 0 23
1988 27 0 27
1989 27 5 22
1990 25 0 25
1991 31 7 24
1992 20 0 20
1993 18 0 18
1994 22 0 22
1995 11 0 11
1996 23 0 23
1997 14 0 14
1998 8 0 8
1999 13 0 13
2000 18 0 18
2001 17 0 17
2002 13 0 13
2003 12 0 12
2004 9 0 9
2005 13 0 13
2006 9 0 9
2007 14 0 14
2008 11 0 11
2009 10 0 10
2010 7 0 7
2011 11 0 11
2012 14 0 14
2013 15 5 10
2014 9 0 9
2015 22 8 14
2016 15 0 15
2017 22 0 22
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Popularity of Yves as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Yves

  • How Popular is the name Yves? Yves is the 9,896th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,107 babies born with the first name Yves in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yves to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yves is Tuesday, March 11th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Yves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yves was in 1985 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Yves Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yves is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Yves: Your name in reverse order is Sevy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ysev. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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