[ 2 syll. (s)ha-ni, sh-ani ] The baby girl name Shani is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced -SHaa-Niy- †. Shani has its origins in the African-Swahili and Celtic languages. It is used largely in African, English, Hebrew, Swahili, and Welsh. From African-Swahili roots, its meaning is 'marvelous' - in this context, Shani can be used in the African, English, Hebrew, and Swahili languages.
In addition, Shani is a form of the English Shannon.
Shani is also a familiar form (Welsh) of the Welsh and English Siân.
Shani is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1969, 0.013% of baby girls were named Shani. It was #663 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. Out of all girl names in its family, Shani was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2018. Shani has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Shani: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"