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What does Yanni mean?

Yanni Pronunciation of Yanni 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).




VARIANTS Yanno, Anno

OTHER 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, Zane

(male) Yoni, ..

(female) Yannah, ..

Yanni Theodore (Y.T.), ..

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?

John (#27 VIA LATEST LIST), Ian (#79), Zane (#200), Gianni (#416), Jovanni (#1046), Ean (#1101), Hans (#1446), Jan (#1844), Hannes, Iain 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 138 years ago (ADOPTION OF 8.23%) and have become significantly less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.95%, 88.4% LESS), with forms like Jan going out of style. Zane, Gianni and Ian are three of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. (2018 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 sound-alike 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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