US Popularity:9062
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Norse, Sanskrit
Meaning:Queen; To sing; Joyful; Brutal, rough
Rani is modernly a gender-neutral name of multiple origins which was once traditionally considered a girl’s name. This sweet name also has Sanskrit and Hindu roots, meaning “queen.” Also traveling with its Hebrew roots, this worldwide name means “to sing” and “joyful.” With the regal power behind this melodic moniker, your little one will have all of the grace and natural talent they need to sail through life. Besides these associations, Rani is often believed to link to the Old Norse name Hrani, meaning “rough” or “brutal,” giving baby an edgy side with the softest heart. With a name like Rani, baby will surely know how to use their voice for the greater good, and embrace the beauty of the songs of the earth.

Rani Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rani is currently #2603 on The Bump
Boy:Rani is currently #1462 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Rani is currently #1800 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rani is currently #9062 in U.S. births
Girl:Rani is currently #5210 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 76
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Wisdom Library, Rani

  • Behind the Name, Rani (1), January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Rani (2), January 2022

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 257

  • Name Doctor, Rani (3)

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