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Shani 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.
For more information, see also related names Shaina and Shannon.
Baby names that sound like Shani are Chani, Shanie, Shana, Shan-, Shan, Shania, Shane and Shawni.
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Popularity of Shani
Shani is a very popular first name for women (#2002 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#54276 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Shani for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Shani with its variant form and related girl baby names.