US Popularity:10568
Origin:Swahili
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Indian, Sanskrit
Meaning:Marvelous, wonderful; Saturn; Red, scarlet
Shani is a gender-neutral name with Swahili, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Hebrew origins. In Swahili and other African cultures, the name Shani or Shany means “marvelous” and “wonderful.” This fabulous name with its splendid meaning is great for those who see their child as an adventurous soul. Many also recognize the name Shani as the Sanskrit and Hindi name of a god and the divine personification of Saturn. While others will associate Shani with the Hebrew name for “red” and “scarlet.”

Shani Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shani is currently #3299 on The Bump
Boy:Shani is currently #1829 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shani is currently #2250 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shani is currently #10568 in U.S. births
Girl:Shani is currently #6100 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
Gender:
Girl
#10839
in 2023
+ 1762
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • WordSense Dictionary, Shani

  • WordSense Dictionary, शनि‎

  • Behind the Name, Shani (2), January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Shani (1), May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Shani

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 278, 279

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