What does Chani mean?
Chani /cha-ni/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Chani means "He (God) has favored me". Chani is an alternate form of Chana (Hebrew): version of Hannah. Compare last name Chanay.
How popular is Chani?
Chani is an unusual given name for females. Chani is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
The only prominent variation form of Chani (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 is Chana (#861 in 2014). Forms like Chaanah are uncommon. Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in 2013 (usage of 0.229%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.139%, down 39.3%). Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Chani and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chani is alike in pronunciation to Chanae, Chanee, Chaney, Chanha, Chania, Chaniya, Chanya, China, Chyna▼, Shana▼, Shani, Shania▼, Shanie and Shawni. Other recommended similar baby names are Cami, Chari, Chiana, Ciana and Conni. These names tend to be more commonly used than Chani.