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Meaning and Name Origin

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. A name for children that is not commonly used.


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)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Chani and related names. The only prominent variation form of Chani (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Chana (#861 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in 2013 and is somewhat lower today. (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.