Other Origin(s):French, Greek
Meaning:Gift of God
Yanis is a gender-neutral name with Swiss, French, and Greek origins. Switzerland borders eastern France and has French as one of the four official languages, meaning you can find plenty of French influence in Swiss names. Switzerland also has a strong history with Greece that dates back centuries, resulting in Greek-influenced names like Yanis. A variant of names like Gianis and Giannis, it comes from the name John, meaning “gift of God.” While it’s a lovely way to help baby celebrate your faith, it also is an ideal choice to pay homage to your little one’s Mediterranean roots. It’s still popular today throughout Greece, Cyprus, and France, but if you and baby aren’t living a Mediterranean life, don’t worry! This name gives baby a prime opportunity to have their roots cherished no matter where they are.
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