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What does Yannis mean?

Yannis Pronunciation of Yannis 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


VARIANTS Ioannis, Yanni, Yannakis

RELATED FORMS VIA JOHN Giannes, Gianni, Giannis, Giannos, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Ioannes, Janne, Janos, Jianni, Joannes, Jonnie, Yanno



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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?

Popular varying forms of Yannis (NOT RANKED) are John (#27 LAST YEAR), Gianni (#416), Hans (#1446), Hannes and Jonnie. 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 (#1177, 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, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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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