Popularity:8996
Origin:French
Meaning:Yew
Yves is a boy’s name of French origins, pronounced “eve.” This unusual but charming name means “yew,” an evergreen tree with red berries and sharp needles, once used to make archery bows. Although known as a poisonous plant, yews were ubiquitous characters in old folklore, symbolizing death and resurrection. Today these trees grow to great ages, representing longevity, and in some cultures, it’s considered bad luck to cut one down. Meanwhile, your little one will also be sharing swanky ties with luxury fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent, giving them a sturdy launchpad to shoot for the stars. With an etymology as powerful as this, baby Yves will be a force to be reckoned with.

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