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What does Shanit mean?

Shanit /shan-it/ as a name for girls means "crimson; a marvel, wondrous". Shanit is a version, with the suffix -t, of Shani (Hebrew, Swahili): refers to the metaphorical "Scarlet thread".


Kreatif forms:
(female) Sanit, Shando, ..

(male) Shaner, Shanir, ..

How popular is Shanit?

Shanit is an uncommon first name for women. Shanit is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Shanit and associated names. Shani is the only popular varying form of Shanit (not ranked). Adoption of this relation of Shanit was widespread among parents in the 1970s (#923). (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shani in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shanit and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Chani, Chania, Danit, Elanit, Ganit, Ilanit, Janit, Phanie, Ranit, Sanda, Sande, Sandi, Sandie, Sandy, Santa, Shadi, Shadia, Shalia, Shalita, Shan, Shan-, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandee, Shandey, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy, Shane, Shanea, Shanee, Shanel, Shanetta, Shaney, Shania, Shanice, Shanie, Shanika, Shanise, Shanita, Shanna, Shannin, Shanon, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantay, Shante, Shantee, Shantey, Shanti, Shari, Sharie, Sharik, Sharil, Sharita, Sharity, Shaunda, Shaunie, Shaunta, Shaunte, Shawnda, Shawni, Shawnie, Shawnta, Shawnte, Shirit, Shonda, Shonta and Sunita. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanit.