Ivo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate form of a medieval name of Old French origin, from Proto-Germanic *īhwaz (yew, bow). Name of French and English saints. Cognate with modern French Yves.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivo

  1. A male given name.
    • 1970 John Wain, A Winter in the Hills, Viking Press, page 45:
      It was so farcically alien to be called 'Roger' and 'Furnivall' in a place where everybody had names like Ivo and Gito and Madog.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in medieval England, but rare today. Modern American bearers of this name may be of Slavic origin.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate to French Yves, and also a variant of Ivan.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivo m

  1. A male given name.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Ivar and, less often, of Ivan.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivo

  1. A male given name

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to English Ivo and French Yves.

Proper noun[edit]

Ivo m

  1. A male given name.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1962. Shortened from Ivars, also cognate to English Ivo, with ultimately the same Germanic meaning "yew, bow (of yew)".

Proper noun[edit]

Ivo m

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Ivo was the only given name of 2324 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A hypocoristic form of Ivan.

Proper noun[edit]

Ívo m

  1. A male given name