Yanka is a variant (Russian) of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Yanka is also a diminutive form (Russian) of the name John (English and Hebrew).
Yanka is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Yanka, Jacob was the most popular in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Yanka include Yamqui, Yancey (English), Yanci, Yancie, Yancy (English), Yanick (Breton and French), Yanik (Breton and French), Yanis (Greek), Yankee, Yankey, Yanko (Slavic), Yanky, Yannic (Breton and French), Yannick (Breton and French), Yannik (Breton and French), Yannis (Greek), Yengee, Yengey, Yengi, and Yengie.
† approx English pronunciation for Yanka: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"