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What does Shani mean?

Shani /sha-ni/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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: Shanit.

Affiliated girl names: Shaina and Shannon.

Kreatif forms: Shanni, Shini, Shuni. [more]

How popular is Shani?

Shani is a very prominent first name for females (#2002 out of 4276, Top 47%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shani for girls. Shani was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #821 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shani name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Shani and related names. Popular varying forms of Shani listed in the Top 1000 are Shannon and Shaina. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest in the year 1990 (usage of 0.508%) and has become much less since, with the versions Shannon and Shaina becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shani, Shaina, Shannon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shani is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Shani.