Shani name meaning

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

Origin and Meaning of Shani

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Shani means "Marvellous, scarlet thread (crimson cord), God is gracious, Gift of God".
  2. A submission from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Shani means "Gift of God".
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Shani is of Aramaic origin and means "Gift of the Lord".
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Shani is of Hebrew origin and means "Scarlet".
  5. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Shani is of Swahili origin and means "Marvelous".
  6. According to a user from Israel, the name Shani is of Hebrew origin and means "A deep red color".
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From the Sanskrit शनि (Śani).

  1. (Hinduism) The Hindu god associated with the planet Saturn

Notable Persons Named Shani

Notable Persons Named Shani

Shani Tarashaj

Shani Tarashaj is a soccer player for the Grasshopper Club Zürich, Everton F.C., Switzerland national under-17 football team, Switzerland national under-18 football team, and Switzerland national under-19 football team. Shani was born on February 7th, 1995 in Hausen am Albis.

Shani Davis

Shani Davis is a skater.

Shani Rigsbee

Shani Rigsbee is a dance-pop musician. Shani was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Shani Arshad

Shani Arshad is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Shani was born Shani Arshad in Karachi.

Shani Rhys James MBE

Shani was born in 1953.

Shani Bloch

Shani was born on March 6th, 1979 in Israel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shani

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shani

Shaul Shani

Shaul Shani is an investor. Shaul was born in 1955.

Mordechai Shani

Mordechai Shani is a physician and university professor.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shani U.S.
  White 70.51% 64.26%
  African American 10.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shani

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

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Fun Facts about the name Shani

  • How Popular is the name Shani? Shani is the 4,180th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shani was the 112,568th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,451 babies born with the first name Shani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shani to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shani is Monday, March 21st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Shani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shani was in 1969 with a total of 223 babies.
  • Random Shani Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shani is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 14 babies in New York have the same name in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Shani: The name spelled backwards is Inahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nahis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 156 people with the last name Shani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shani? Shani is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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