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What does Yann mean?

Yann Pronunciation of Yann [yann] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Yann) is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yann is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Comparable to the Dutch Jan. Tennis player Yannick Noah.

Associated with: gracious.


Yann has 2 variants: Yannic and Yannick.

47 more related forms via Jan, John: Anno, Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Gianni, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansl, Heanno, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Jano, Janos, Jean, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Johann, Johnn, Jon, Jona, Juan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Yanan, Yonn, ..

(female) Yaana, Yania, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yann Cannon (Y.C.), ..

How popular is Yann?

Yann is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#46614 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. John (#26 in recent rankings), Jack (#40), Evan (#67), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Ivan (#138), Sean (#211), Zane (#233), Shane (#295), Shawn (#352), Gianni (#564), Jon (#737), Shaun (#769), Ean (#977), Jean (#1190), Gian (#1221), Ewan (#1284), Johann (#1292), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Hannes, Iain, Euan, Jens and Eian are the popular alternative forms of Yann (unlisted). These relations of Yann were favored as birth names 135 years ago (average #1478) and are now significantly less common (#906, down 72.9%), with forms like Hans becoming somewhat outmoded. John has been the recurring favorite, although Ean appears to be getting popular too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan, Gian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianni, Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jan, Jean, Jens, Johann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Juan, Sean, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Hannes, Iain outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ian, Jack, Jens, John, Sean outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yann is pronounced similarly to Eann, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Euen, Ewin, Ewynn, Ion, Owain, Owen, Owin, Owynn, Wain, Wayn, Wayne, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn and Wynne. Other suggested similar names are Alann, Benn, Brann, Chann, Conn, Dann, Donn, Dunn, Egann (see Egan), Evann, Fenn, Finn, Flann, Frann, Fynn, Gunn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Ronn, Shann, Vann, Vonn, Yaar, Yael, Yago, Yale, Yamin, Yanai, Yance, Yancy, Yannis, Yasr, Yvon and Zann. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yann.

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