I thought the Yoyo was a relatively new toy, around the 1940s or 1950s. It is believed that the yo-yo most likely originated in China. The first historical mention of the yo-yo, however, was from Greece in the year 500 B.C. These ancient toys were made out of wood, metal, or painted terra cotta disks and called just that, a disc. It is also thought that the name originates from the words “come- come”. Which makes sense in some way.
Pictures drawn on vases and plates show Yoyos being used in very early times.