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What does Yanni mean?

Yanni [yan-ni] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Yanni means "God is gracious". Yanni is a variant form of John (Hebrew). Yanni is also a variant of Yannis (Greek, Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Yanni has 2 variants: Anno and Yanno.

Yanni has 27 more different relations via John, Yannis: Ean, Gianni, Giannis, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansl, Heanno, Iain, Ian, Ioannis, Ivann, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jianni, Jonnie, Jovanni, Seann, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yannakis and Zane.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Yanny, Yarni, ..

(female) Yannah, Yannia, ..

How popular is Yanni?

Yanni is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#30061 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

John (#26 via latest list), Ian (#77), Zane (#224), Gianni (#515), Jovanni (#943), Ean (#997), Hans (#1315), Jan (#1787), Iain, Hannes and Jonnie are the popular related forms of Yanni (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Janko, are uncommon. These relations of Yanni were popular as baby names 134 years ago (adoption of 8.23%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.99%, 87.9% less), with forms like Jan going out of style. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Zane, Gianni, Ean, Jovanni and Ian. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yanni and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, John, Jonnie, Jovanni, Zane in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Yanni is pronounced similarly to Ani, Ennio, Enno and Yanai. Other recommended names are Barni, Dani, Gafni, Hani, Yance, Yancy, Yann, Yannic, Yannick and Yovanni. Like Yanni, these names are not frequently used.