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A variant of the name Yannis.

From the Greek name Ioannis, of Hebrew origin.

It was used by the Hellenized Jews that adapted in Greek the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning “graced by God”.

Most common English form of this name is John.

Feminine forms are: Yanna, Ioanna, Janis, Gianna, Giovanna, Joanna, Seana, Hanna, Joan, Jane, Ivana, Johanna, etc.

Other forms are Yannis, Ioannis, Yanis, Giannis, Yann, Ivan, Giovanni, Giannino, Nino, Jan, Jo, Jake, Evan, Ioan, Jack, Hans, Jani, Sean, Ian, Yan, Johannes, John, Johnie, Juan, Jannik, Ivo, Xoàn, etc.

Famous bearer is Yanni.

Yanni, born Yiannis Chryssomallis, is a Greek composer and pianist.

He became widely known during the 1980’s for his instrumental cinematic music style, blending jazz and world influences.