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What does Yanni mean?

Yanni Pronunciation of 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.

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.

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

(female) Yannah, Yannia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yanni Maxton (Y.M.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. John (#26 via latest list), Ian (#76), Zane (#233), Gianni (#564), Ean (#977), Jovanni (#1049), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), 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 135 years ago (adoption of 8.23%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.97%, 88.3% less), with forms like Jan going out of style. Zane, Gianni, Ian and Ean are four of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. (2015 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.

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