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Meaning and name origin

Yanni \ya(n)-ni\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew and Greek origin, and the meaning of Yanni is "God is gracious". Yanni is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ. Also a variant of Yannis (Greek, Hebrew): variant of John.


Yanni has 2 variant forms: Anno, Yanno.


Yanni is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24969 out of 88799, Top 28%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yanni and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is John (#26). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yanni is also pronounced similarly to Yanai. Other suggested similar baby names are Yann and Yannic. Like Yanni, these names are not commonly used.