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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yanis mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Yanis

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

S is for special, you are, you know!

Notable Persons Named Yanis

Yanis Varoufakis is a Minister of Finance, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Ministry of Finance (Greece), and Hellenic Parliament. Yanis was born on March 24th, 1961 in Athens. Yanis is also known as Βαρουφάκης and Γιάνης.


Yanis Salibur is a soccer player for the En Avant de Guingamp, Red Star F.C., Clairefontaine (football), Lille OSC, US Boulogne, Clermont Foot, France national under-17 football team, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Yanis was born on January 24th, 1991 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis.


Yanis Kanidis was a teacher. Yanis was born on January 1st, 1930 in Tbilisi. He left this life on September 3rd, 2004.


Sliimy is a pop, rock, soul, and soul music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Sliimy was given the name Yanis Sahraoui on September 16th, 1988 in Saint-Étienne, France.


Yanis Voldemarovich Lusis is an athlete. Yanis was born on May 19th, 1939 in Jelgava.


Yanis Karabelyov is a soccer player for the PFC Slavia Sofia, Bulgaria national under-17 football team, Bulgaria national under-19 football team, and Bulgaria national under-21 football team. Yanis was born on January 23rd, 1996 in Sofia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yanis

Muhammad Hidayat Yanis is a soccer player.


Where is the name Yanis popular?

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Popularity of Yanis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yanis U.S.
  White 38.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 57.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yanis

People with the last name Yanis are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Yanis

  • How Popular is the name Yanis? Yanis is the 19,974th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yanis was the 65,782nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yanis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 353 babies born with the first name Yanis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yanis 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 Yanis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Yanis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yanis is Tuesday, March 19th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Yanis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yanis was in 2015 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Yanis Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yanis is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Yanis: Your name in reverse order is Sinay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsayi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yanis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 301 people with the last name Yanis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yanis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yanis as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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