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Gender: Female Meaning of Ani: "beautiful" Origin of Ani: Hawaiian

The name Ani is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "beautiful". Ani and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

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Folk singer DiFranco popularized this simple, appealing form.

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Famous People Named Ani

Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco, American singer-songwriter
Ani Batikian, Armenian violinist living in Scotland
Ani Choying Dolma, Nepalese Buddhist nun and musician
Ani Lorak (born Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek), Ukrainian pop singer
Ani Pachen, Tibetan Buddhist revolutionary
Ani Phyo, American organic chef and author
Ani Takidze, Georgian pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Ani

Anidori Kilandra Taliana "Ani" Isilee, main character in "The Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale
Antigone "Ani" Bezzerides, character on TV's "True Detective"
Anakin "Ani" Skywalker aka Darth Vader, male character in Star Wars
Alex & Ani, American jewelry company known for their collectible bangles
Ani, ruined medieval Armenian city
Ani, species of cuckoo
Ani Mells, character in The Scorge by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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