Yvonne is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.
Yvonne is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,638 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,637 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 151,030 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Yvonne. That is 0.05 % of all living Americans.
The name Yvonne may not be in the top rankings of the most popular girls’ names, but it is one of the few female given names, along with only 536 others, that can be found in every single state in the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and from California to New York. Of course, the name occurs more frequently in some states than in others – and Yvonne is apparently especially popular in Washington, D.C.. Although the name is not one of the top 100 most popular women’s names here either, one in 415 women in Washington, D.C. is called Yvonne. In total, that’s 1,586 women who feel addressed when the name Yvonne is shouted loudly across Washington, D.C. and who ensure that their name makes it to #106 in our SmartGenius ranking of the most common female names in this nice state. If you asked all women in the entire U.S. for their first name, you would hear Yvonne as the answer a total of 151,014 times. This places Yvonne at #233 in our SmartGenius statistics for the most popular women’s names in the whole of the USA. This is true for all currently living women across all states and age groups – the recent popularity of the name Yvonne as a baby name is, of course, a bit different, as you can see from the statistics above.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter Y is pretty rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.8% of all common girls' names in the US begin with Y. By the way, the most common first letters of girls' names are A, S and M, while Q, X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.
With six letters, the name Yvonne is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
Since 1.8% of all girls’ names begin with a Y, this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average, but Y is by no means the rarest initial. And of course, there are single names with Y that are very popular, currently the most common girls’ name that starts with Y is Yvonne.
If your name is Yvonne and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Yvonne, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Yvonne sounds like this: