Fre (yahn-NEEK); Germ (YAHN-neek)
The name is from a Breton diminutive form of Yann, the Breton form of John. Yannick is the francanized form of the Breton, Yanig. It was an extremely common name in French-speaking countries from the 1970s all the way until the 1990s, and is currently becoming extremely trendy in German-speaking countries.
Currently, Yannick is the 27th most popular male name in Germany, tying with the German-spelled Jannik. His rankings in other countries are as follows:
- # 57 (Austria, 2010)
- # 208 (Netherlands, 2010)