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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 are the baby name popularity trends of the name Shani compared with its variant form and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Shani only.

Popularity of name Shani
Popularity of Shani