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#1 of 9 Old 01-02-2003, 12:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey all,

Well dh and I are pretty set on Yanic for #2's name (assuming he's a boy...lol)
The problem...I can't find what it means anywhere...I thought it was french, but my girlfriend insists that it's not...

Yanic is the name of my fav hockey player for the Canadiens, that's where we found it...

I looked at 10 name sites online and it wasn't on any of them...then while home visiting family over the holidays, dh and I went to the bookstore and checked out there books (the whole 3 they had) and nothing!

You ladies are my last hope! I hope someone out there will maybe know what it means, or atleast the origin....

Thanks all!!
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This site found some alternative spellings, and clicking on those it seems it is the familar form of Yann or Yannis, which is of Breton/French origin for John.
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....



I knew someone would know it!
Can't wait for dh to get home from work, so I can tell him....only problem I now see is that my brother's name is Jon....: , oh well....Yanic is a far cry from Jon...lol...

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My brother had a friend called Yanic, it was a while ago but I have a feeling he was Yugoslavian (as it was then). I'm not sure though.

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Thanks...that does help....the inlaws were petty sure it was Czech or something like that...my bil is from Slovakia and I forgot to ask him if he had heard it before...he seemed to like it though...lol...

They all like it better then Hamish....
What can you do??:

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Yes, Yanick is Yugoslavic..I had a friend called Yanick, Yan for short! I love that name!!! Good one Jenn!!!

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Thanks mamasoleil,

Dh and I were getting a bit worried about not finding it anywhere...only because I like to know what a name means...I told him not to worry, that the "ladies" would know what it was!

I do like it alot....hope we can find a good middle name too...and I feel better knowing that it is unusual....Evelyn isn't very popular, but there is suppose to be movie with Pierce Bronsen (sp?) coming out soon, called Evelyn...I have a feeling it will become more popular....lol...

Hope your name search is going good!!

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Sounds very European to me. I live in Germany and am borrowing my neighbors European baby name book. I looked it up and this is what I found.

Yannic (bit different in spelling) and it says 'short form of Jean (pronounced as John'.

I went to Jean and it says it is French name of Hans and Johannes. Says it is a beautiful first name but not much else.

Went to Johannes: It says it is Hebrew means 'God is Gracious'

In my International Name Book 'New Age Baby Name Book' I went to Y section and they have 'Yannis' says it is Greek form of John, meaning 'Gracious gift of God' Or 'God is Gracious'

Under John: it says it is Hebrew means the same as mentioned above. (says the name John is no longer the number one name in US but it is still most common first name in the western world). There is two column of spelling of this name for all the countries:

greek says: yannis, giannis, giannos, gioannes, ioannes, ioannis
hungarian: janika, jani, janko,
polish: jan, janek, jankiel,
russian: yanka, vanya, vanek, vanko...
swedish: jan, jens, johan

There are more countries listed but I just focused on the ones that showed the names that looked similar to Yannik. The closest seems to be the Greek. So I guess its a Greek and Hebrew name.

I hope this helps you a lot.

Good luck. Do you know if its going to be a boy??

I am due this month. Searching for names is challenging but fun and good distraction.

Again hope this helps.

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Wow Stephanie, Thanks alot!!!

I figured that someone would have a book that had to have it! I printed out your response for the baby book.

We don't know what we are having, although I think I will try to convince my dr to tell me...lol...they don't typically tell you in the town we live in, too many abortions or something like that.... ...sucks for the people that want to know though.

That being said...for some reason I think it will be a boy...why I don't really know, just a feeling...maybe just cause I like the name Yanic too much lol....but I've been wrong before....

Either would be fine with me...I use to think that I only wanted another girl (I have 3 younger brothers that I helped raise)...but a boy wouldn't be that bad...lol...

Good luck to you with the name search....we can't think of a girls name yet....it is hard!

Thanks again!!

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