What does Rani mean?
Rani /rani/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Rani is "she is singing; queen".
How popular is Rani?
Rani is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#31235 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Rani and affiliated names. Rayna (#836 a year ago) is the only prominent variation form of Rani (unlisted). This girl name was at the top of its popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.257%) and is somewhat less popular today (usage 0.164%, down 36.2%). (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Rani is pronounced similarly to Raina▼, Rainy, Ranae, Ranay, Ranna, Rawnie, Rena▼, Rene▼, Renie, Riana, Rina, Roana, Rona, Roni, Ronni and Ryana. Other suggested similar baby names are Dani, Kani, Lani, Nani, Raene, Rain, Rama, Ramie, Randi▼, Rayne, Razi, Remi▲, Rian, Riane, Riann, Romi, Ryan▲, Ryane, Ryann▼, Rynn and Tani. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rani.