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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Yannis

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Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

Notable Persons Named Yannis

Yannis Philippakis is a dance-punk, indie rock, math rock, and progressive rock musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Travis Bean, and Vocals. Yannis was given the name Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis on April 23rd, 1986 in Karpathos.


Yannis Anastasiou is a soccer player for the Preveza F.C., Ethnikos Piraeus F.C., OFI Crete F.C., R.S.C. Anderlecht, Roda JC Kerkrade, AFC Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam, Almere City FC, and Greece national football team. Yannis was born on March 5th, 1973 in Arta, Greece.


Yannis Tafer is a soccer player for the FC St. Gallen, FC Échirolles, Olympique Lyonnais Reserves, Academy, Olympique Lyonnais, Toulouse FC, FC Lausanne-Sport, France national under-17 football team, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Yannis was born on February 11th, 1991 in Grenoble.


Yannis Stournaras is a Governor of the Bank of Greece, Governor of theBank of Greece, Minister of Finance, Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Shipping, Ministry of Finance (Greece), Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism (Greece). Yannis was born on December 10th, 1956 in Athens.


Yannis Tsarouchis was a painter and painting. Yannis was born on January 13th, 1910 in Piraeus. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 1989.


Yannis Makriyannis is a military person. His military service ended in 1864.


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Fun Facts about the name Yannis

  • How Popular is the name Yannis? Yannis is the 17,657th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yannis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 435 babies born with the first name Yannis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yannis 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 Yannis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Yannis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yannis was in 2006 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Yannis Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yannis is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Yannis: Your name in reverse order is Sinnay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sniyna. 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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