Gender Masculine
Usage Greek, French
Scripts Γιάνης(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. YA-nees(Greek)
YA-NEES(French)
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Meaning & History

Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάνης (see Gianis). It is also used in France, in part inspired by the Breton names Yann and Yannic.

Related Names

VariantsGianis, Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis(Greek)
DiminutivesYanni, Yianni(Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Croatian) Ivan, Jan, Hanuš, Honza, Janek(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, John(Danish) Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, John, Joop(Dutch) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shon, Hank, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne, Van(English) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan, Ants, Hannes, Janek(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Janne, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Xoán(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo(German) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón, Hannes(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giò, Nino, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jo, John, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janek, Janusz(Polish) Ivan, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Ian(Scottish) Eòin, Iain(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovica, Vanja(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juancho, Juanito, Juantxo(Spanish) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, John, Jöns(Swedish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn, Ianto, Iefan, Ifan, Iwan(Welsh)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020