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What does Kani mean?

Kani Pronunciation of Kani [kani] as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Kani is "sound". Also the Hawaiian equivalent of Sandy. Kaneeta (ka-NEE-tah) is a phonetic form of Kanidtha, a Thai name.


Kani has 1 variant: Kaneeta.

3 more related forms via Sandy: Sandi, Sandie and Sanndi.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaney, Kasni, ..

(male) Kaer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kani Lacey (K.L.), ..

How popular is Kani?

Kani is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#119644 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kani (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Sandy (#1918 the previous year), Sandie and Sandi. Adoption of these forms of Kani was at its apex during 1960-1969 (average #640) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Sandi falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Sandie, Sandy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kani is alike in pronunciation to Canna, Kayana, Keana, Keanna, Keeana, Keena, Keiana, Kena, Keni, Kenna, Kennia, Kenya, Keona, Kiahna, Kiana, Kiani, Kianna, Kiauna, Kina, Kinna, Kiona, Kioni, Konnie, Konny and Qiana. Other recommended names are Avani, Chani, Dani, Deni, Fanni, Kaci, Kacie, Kadi, Kadia, Kady, Kai, Kali, Kalia, Kalin, Kalli, Kama, Kami, Kammi, Kandi, Kandie, Kandis, Kara, Kari, Karna, Karri, Kary, Kas, Kasci, Kasi, Kasy, Kat, Kathi, Kati, Katie, Kimi, Kine, Kiri, Kivi, Klari, Kodi, Kori, Lani, Marni, Nani, Nanni, Rani, Tani, Tawni, Toni and Ulani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kani.

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