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Yvette

Origin: France
gender-female
Region Origin: Western Europe

Yvette is a French feminine given name that has a subtly urbane and sophisticated sound. The meaning of Yvette is derived from the Old German word "iv," which means yew tree. Yews are slow-growing evergreen trees known for their durability and long lives, and traditionally, they were used to make longbows. This connection to archery is another meaning associated with the name Yvette. The name Yvette is also the French feminine form of Yves, which has similar origins and etymology. The male version of Yvette, Yves, is derived from the Germanic name Ivo, which means 'yew wood' or 'archer'. The name Yvette has become popular in countries that predominantly speak English and has acquired different variants across various cultures and languages.

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