Sani name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sani mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sani

User Submitted Origins

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Albania says the name Sani means "Good mother".
  2. A user from Singapore says the name Sani is of Arabic origin and means "'Good Friend or Brilliant' also used as a nickname for Sinhala name 'Sanithma' which means 'Good Mother'".
  3. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Sani means "Wise beyond his years".
  4. According to a user from New Jersey, U.S., the name Sani means "Sunshine ; sane ; provides peace to mind".
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Notable Persons Named Sani

Notable Persons Named Sani

Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha was a Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of the Defence Staff (Nigeria), and Chief of Army Staff (Nigeria). He was most active from 1994 to 1998. His military service ended in 1999. Sani was born on September 20th, 1943 in Kano. He died on June 8th, 1998.

Sani Emmanuel

Sani Emmanuel is a soccer player for the FK Sarajevo, My People FC, Bodens BK, S.S. Lazio, U.S. Salernitana 1919, FC Biel-Bienne, Beitar Jerusalem F.C., Oskarshamns AIK, Nigeria national under-17 football team, and Nigeria national under-20 football team. Sani was born on December 23rd, 1992 in Edo, Nigeria.

Sani Kaita

Sani Kaita is a soccer player for the Kano Pillars F.C., Sparta Rotterdam, AS Monaco FC, FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Alania Vladikavkaz, FC Metalist Kharkiv, Iraklis 1908 Thessaloniki F.C., SC Tavriya Simferopol, Olympiakos Nicosia, Enyimba International F.C., FC Saxan, and Ifeany. Sani was born on May 2nd, 1986 in Kano, Nigeria.

Sani Bečirović

Sani Bečirović is a basketball player for the KK Zlatorog Laško, KK Olimpija, Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, KK Krka, Pallacanestro Varese, Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna, Panathinaikos B.C., and Pallacanestro Virtus Roma in the Greek Basket League and Euroleague. They were most active from 1998 to 2015. Sani was born on May 19th, 1981 in Maribor.

Sani Bello

Sani Bello is a Governor, Kano State, Nigeria, thumb|Seal of the Governor of the State of Kano, and List of Governors of Kano State. Sani was born on November 27th, 1942 in Kontagora.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sani

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sani

Tina Sani

Tina Sani is a classical music singing, ghazal singing, classical music, and ghazal singer, television performer, and singing. Tina was born Tina Sani in Dhaka, East Pakistan.

Dino Sani

Dino Sani is a soccer player for the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Jaú), Comercial Futebol Clube (Ribeirão Preto), São Paulo FC, Boca Juniors, A.C. Milan, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, and Brazil national football team. Dino was born on May 23rd, 1932 in São Paulo.

Omar Sani

Omar Sani is an actor. His career lasted from 1990 to 1999. Omar was given the name Mohammad Omar Sunny on May 6th, 1969 in Kolkata.

Hassan Sani

Hassan Sani is a soccer player for the Sabah United FC, Kuala Lumpur FA, Malaysia national football team, and Malaysia national beach soccer team. Hassan was born on August 31st, 1958 in Labuan.

Ahmed Rufai Sani

Ahmed Rufai Sani is a Senator, Zamfara West, and List of Governors of Zamfara State. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2007. Ahmed was born on July 22nd, 1960 in Anka, Nigeria. Ahmed is also known as Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura.

Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani is a Senator, Kaduna Central, Senator for Kaduna Central, and Senate of Nigeria. Senator was born on October 29th, 1967 in Tudun Wada Kaduna South, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sani U.S.
  White 38.94% 64.26%
  African American 22.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sani

People with the last name Sani are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sani

  • How Popular is the name Sani? Sani is the 18,523rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sani was the 41,164th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 425 babies born with the first name Sani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sani to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sani is Saturday, June 16th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Sani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sani was in 2007 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Sani Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sani is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Sani: The name spelled backwards is Inas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iasn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 529 people with the last name Sani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sani as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sani name meaning

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