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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yaniel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Yaniel

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

L is for love, everlasting.

Notable Persons Named Yaniel

Yaniel was born on August 17th, 1995 in Trinidad, Cuba.


Yaniel was born on July 12th, 1987 in Havana, Cuba.


Yaniel was born on November 20th, 1980.


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International Interest for Yaniel

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Yaniel as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Yaniel

  • How Popular is the name Yaniel? Yaniel is the 16,911th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yaniel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 470 babies born with the first name Yaniel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yaniel to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yaniel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yaniel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yaniel is Monday, November 29th, 1982.
  • What year had the most people named Yaniel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yaniel was in 2012 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Yaniel Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yaniel is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Yaniel: Your name in reverse order is Leinay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lianye. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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