Meaning and name origin
Shanit \sh(a)-nit\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Shanit is "crimson; a marvel, wondrous". Shanit is a variant of Shani (Hebrew, Swahili): refers to the metaphorical "Scarlet thread" or theme of a story.
Shanit is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanit and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Shani. (2014 statistics).