What does Yanni mean?
Yanni /yan-ni/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Hebrew and Greek derivation, and the name Yanni means "God is gracious". Yanni is a variant transcription of John (Hebrew). Yanni is also a variant of Yannis (Greek, Hebrew).
Yanni has 27 more different forms 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: Yanhi, Yani, Yoni. [more]
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)
John (#26 a year ago), Ian (#77), Zane (#224), Gianni (#515), Jovanni (#943), Ean (#997), Jonnie, Jan, Hans, Iain and Hannes are the popular related forms of Yanni (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Janko are uncommon. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2006 (usage of 0.3392%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2925%, down 13.7%), with the forms Ean, Jovanni, Hans and Jan becoming less in vogue. Gianni (#515), Zane (#224) and Ian (#77) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yanni and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)