Meaning and name origin
Shani \sh(a)-ni\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shani), is pronounced SHAH-nee. It is of Hebrew and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Shani is "crimson; a marvel, wondrous". Refers to the metaphorical "Scarlet thread" or theme of a story.
Shani has 1 variant form: Shanit.
Shani is a very popular first name for females (#2002 out of 4276, Top 47%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#54276 out of 88799, Top 61%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shani for girls. Shani reached its highest rank of #821 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Shani is also pronounced similarly to Chana, Chani, Chania, Shaena, Shana▼, Shanae▼, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shaney, Shania▼, Shanie, Shanna▼, Shauna▼, Shaunie, Shawna▼, Shawni, Shawnie, Shayna▼, Shena, Shona and Shuna. Other suggested similar baby names are Sami, San, Sana, Sean, Seana, Shadi, Shaine, Shan, Shan-, Shandi, Shane, Shanti, Shari▼, Shaun, Shayne, Shene, Shone, Shyann▼, Sian, Siana, Sonni and Sunni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shani.