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What does Chani mean?

Chani \ch(a)-ni\ as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Chani means "He (God) has favored me". Chani is a form of Chana (Hebrew): variant of Hannah.


Chani has 3 variants: Chaanah, Chanah and Channa.

Chani has 2 more related variations via Chana: Chaanach and Chanach.


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 (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Chana (#861 in 2014). Adoption of these girl names 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chani and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.