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Nani

What does Nani mean?

Nani Pronunciation of Nani [nani] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and Nani means "He (God) has favored me". Nani is a variant form of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate form of Hannah.

Variations

4 different relations via Anna: Ana, Ania, Ann and Hania.

Creative forms:
(female) Nadi, Nane, ..

(male) Nanai, Nane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nani Margo (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nani?

Nani is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#73154 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ana (#211 from current records), Ania, Ann (#893) and Anna (#44) are the popular alternative forms of Nani (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Nani reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 7.9%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.5%, 93.2% less), with versions like Ann becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ana, Ania, Ann, Anna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nani is alike in pronunciation to Nana, Nania, Nanna, Nanney, Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Neena, Neina, Nena, Neneh, Nenna, Nina, Nona, Nonah, Noni, Nonie, Nonna, Nonnie and Nyna. Other recommended names are Alani, Anani, Anni, Avani, Chani, Dani, Danni, Deni, Evani, Frani, Imani, Jayni, Jeni, Joni, Kani, Keni, Kiani, Lani, Leni, Marni, Na-, Nada, Nadia, Nadie, Nainsi, Nalani, Nan, Nance, Nanci, Nancie, Nancsi, Nancy, Nanda, Nanine, Nann, Nanor, Naomi, Nari, Nasia, Nat, Nava, Nedi, Nesi, Neti, Noami, Oni, Rani, Shani, Tahni, Tani, Tawni, Toni, Ulani, Xeni and Zuni. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nani.

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