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Subject: Re: Evoking the Greek Masters, please
Author: Anastasia   (guest, 24.70.95.203)
Date: April 21, 2003 at 8:56:00 PM
Reply to: Evoking the Greek Masters, please by Magia
Hi Magia,

Yannis is a very common name in Greece, and Yani is used as a nickname. The name is the Greek John.

Yanakis is very indicative of a surname. The "akis" ending is very popular surname ending among people from Crete. I was told the "akis" ending was related to the Greek work Pathakyas (phonetically spelling), which means children. So that surname would mean 'children of John'.

Pavlos, will come to comfirm/correct. :-P

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