Yvonne \yv(on)-ne\ as a girl's name is pronounced ee-VAHN. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Yvonne is "yew". Feminine variant of Yves, a saint's name, and Ivo. Since yew wood was used for bows, Ivo may have been an occupational name meaning "archer". Tennis celebrity Evonne Goolagong; actress Yvonne DeCarlo.