Name Yannik Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Yannik


Yannik is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Yannik thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Yannik?

Yannik is a French and Scandinavian unisex name and derived from the names John, Jan and Johanna.

What does the name Yannik mean?

Yannik means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from John, Jan and Johanna).

Yannik – a name with many variations

Yannik, Janick, Jannick, Yannick, Jannic, Yanick, Yannic or Jannik? Hardly any first name has so many spelling options as the name Yannik. Parents can simply decide here according to preference, since a Yannik must probably spell his name most of the time anyway. Although the name works as a unisex name in France and Scandinavia, in English-speaking countries it is mostly given to boys, though it remains to be a rare name. Nevertheless, it is a unique choice compared to his more common origin name John.
Nicknames for a little Yannik can be Yanni, Yan or Nicki. Popular middle name combinations are Yannik Andrew, Yannik Kyle and Yannik Charlie.

  • Yannik Nash is an online fitness coach and guru. He is very active on social media and mostly posts online workouts for home training and food tipps.
  • Born in 1992, Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil is a former American football outside linebacker for National Football League (NFL). From 2015 to 2017, he played for the Tennessee Titans. Unfortunately, Yannik had to end his career in 2017 because of complications after surgery. He now works in real estate.
  • Another sportsman is Yannik Steinegger, who was born in 2000 in Switzerland. Yannik enrolled in many tennis tournaments all over Europe, for example in Germany, France and Austria.

Pronunciation of Yannik

Variants of the name Yannik

Janick Jannic Jannick Jannik Yanick Yannic Yannick

Popularity of the name Yannik

The name Yannik is ranked #331 overall.

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