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What does Giannis mean?

Giannis Pronunciation of Giannis [gi-an-nis] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the name Giannis means "God is gracious". Giannis is a variant form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Giannis has 1 variant: Giannos.

10 more relations via John: Gian, Giannes, Gianni, Giovanni, Hannes, Ioannes, Ioannis, Jianni, Joannes and Yanni.

Creative forms:
(male) Gianzi, Ginis, ..

(female) Giannys, Ginys, ..

Middle name pairings:
Giannis Caysen (G.C.), ..

How popular is Giannis?

Giannis is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Giannis is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. John (#26 the previous year), Giovanni (#130), Gianni (#564), Gian (#1221) and Hannes are the prominent alternative forms of Giannis (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Giannis were favored as birth names 135 years ago (average #1600) and are now much less conventional (#788, down 91%), with the version John going out of style. Gianni and Giovanni are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Gianni, Giovanni, John in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aineis, Dennis, Ennis, Francis, Gaddis, Gafni, Gaines, Gains, Gannet, Gannon, Gaynes, Gianney (see Gian), Giannino, Gianny, Gillis, Ginesis (see Genesis), Glennie, Granvil, Innis, Ioanis, Landis, Stennis, Tannis and Yannis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Giannis.

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