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What does Shani mean?

Shani Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Shaina. Also form of Shannon.


ASSOCIATED WITH story (literary)



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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)

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. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shani outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Shani listed in the Top 2000 are Shannon (#1478 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Shaina. Adoption of these relations of Shani reached its highest 48 years ago (USAGE OF 0.7%) and has become much less since, with versions like Shaina becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shani, Shaina, Shannon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shannon outside U.S.

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.

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