What does Shani mean?
Shani [shani] 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.
Associated with: story (literary).
Shani has 1 variant: Shanit.Creative forms:
(female) Shanni, Shuni, ..
(male) Shali, Shano, .. Middle name pairings:
Shani Shannon (S.S.), ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Shani for girls. Shani was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #923 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the history of the girl name Shani and related names. Popular varying forms of Shani listed in the Top 2000 are Shannon (#1059 in recent rankings) and Shaina. Adoption of these relations of Shani reached its highest 45 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and has become much less since, with versions like Shaina becoming somewhat outmoded.
Shani is alike in pronunciation to Chanae, Chanah, Chanee, Chaney, Chani, Chania, Chaniya, Chanya, China, Shanae▼, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shaney, Shania▼, Shanie, Shaunah, Shawna▼, Shawnah, Shawnee, Shawni, Shayana, Shayna▼, Shianna and Shiona. Other suggested similar names are Alani▲, Avani, Brani, Frani, Ishani, Kiani, Lani, Nani, Rani, Sami, San, Sana, Sandi▼, Sean, Seana, Sha-, Shadai, Shade, Shadi, Shaine, Shalia, Shalini, Shan, Shan-, Shanda▼, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy, Shane, Shanel, Shanika, Shannin, Shanta, Shanti, Shari▼, Sharie, Shary, Shaun, Shay, Shayne, Shene, Sheri▼, Shiri, Shone, Shyann▼, Sian, Siana, Sonni, Sunni and Ulani. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shani.See names in meaning and etymology.