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What does Yannis mean?

Yannis Pronunciation of Yannis [yan-nis] as a boys' name is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yannis is "God is gracious". Variant of John.

Associated with: greek, gracious.


Yannis has 3 variants: Ioannis, Yannakis and Yanni.

14 more related forms via John: Giannes, Gianni, Giannis, Giannos, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Ioannes, Janne, Janos, Jianni, Joannes, Jonnie and Yanno.

Creative forms:
(male) Yannas, Yanse, ..

(female) Yannia, Yanse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yannis Dev (Y.D.), ..

How popular is Yannis?

Yannis is a rare given name for males. Yannis is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Yannis (not ranked) are John (#26 last year), Gianni (#564), Hans (#1411), Jonnie and Hannes. Other variants, like Ioannes, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Yannis reached its apex a century ago (average #1268) and is now much lower (#1200, 93%), with versions like John going out of style. John is the longstanding favorite, although Gianni appears to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianni, Hans, John, Jonnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yannis is pronounced similarly to Aineis, Enis, Enneis, Ennis, Innes, Innis, Inniss, Ioanis and Yonas. Other recommended names are Adonis, Baris, Bernis, Burnis, Caddis, Callis, Dallis, Dannie, Daphnis, Davis, Denis, Dennis, Faris, Farris, Fenris, Francis, Gaddis, Hanns, Harris, Jaris, Jarvis, Landis, Lannie, Leonis, Mannie, Mannix, Paris, Parris, Stennis, Tallis, Tannie, Tannin, Tannis, Tavis, Teunis, Wallis, Yachim, Yakim, Yamin, Yanai, Yance, Yancey, Yancy, Yann, Yannic, Yannick, Yasir, Yates, Yazid and Yovanni. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yannis.

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