Yiannis name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yiannis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yiannis

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for young, the years never show!

I is for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for serious, not always joking.

Notable Persons Named Yiannis

Notable Persons Named Yiannis

Yiannis Kouros

Yiannis Kouros is an athlete. Yiannis was born on February 13th, 1956 in Tripoli, Greece.

Yiannis Ritsos

Yiannis Ritsos was a poet. Yiannis was born on May 1st, 1909 in Monemvasia. He died on November 11th, 1990.

Yiannis Latsis

Yiannis Latsis was a businessperson and businessman. Yiannis was born on September 14th, 1910 in Katakolo, Greece. He died on April 17th, 2003.

Yiannis Parios

Yiannis was given the name Ioannis Varthakouris on March 8th, 1946 in Paros.

Yiannis Boutaris

Yiannis Boutaris is a businessman and winemaker. Yiannis was born on June 13th, 1942 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Yiannis Papadopoulos

Yiannis Papadopoulos is a soccer player for the Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C., Iraklis 1908 Thessaloniki F.C., Olympiacos F.C., Dynamo Dresden, Aris Thessaloniki F.C., KS Cracovia (football), Bnei Sakhnin F.C., Hapoel Acre F.C., Greece national under-19 football team, and Greece national under-21 football team. Yiannis was born on March 9th, 1989 in Thessaloniki.

  • Johnny Bacolas
  • Yiannis N. Moschovakis
  • Yiannis Laouris
  • Yiannis Tridimas
  • Yiannis Tomaras
  • Yiannis Evangelidis
  • Yiannis Ioannou
    Soccer Player
  • Yiannis Tseklenis

Fun Facts about the name Yiannis

  • How Popular is the name Yiannis? Yiannis is the 24,911th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yiannis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247 babies born with the first name Yiannis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yiannis 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 Yiannis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yiannis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yiannis is Friday, December 14th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Yiannis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yiannis was in 1996 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Yiannis Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yiannis is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Yiannis: The name spelled backwards is Sinnaiy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ainisny. How do you pronounce that?
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