Gender: Female Meaning of Shani: "scarlet, marvelous" Origin of Shani: Indian mythological name; Hebrew, Swahili

Shani Origin and Meaning

The name Shani is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "scarlet, marvelous".

It would be easy to dismiss this girlish name as invented fluff, but it has roots in several cultures with evocative meanings and references. Shani refers to the "scarlet thread" or theme of a story. Shani is also the name of a Hindu god and the Sanskrit word for the planet Saturn. And it's a Swahili name also found in other African cultures that means marvelous.

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abirami Says:


Well, if you name your child this, I wouldn't tout the Hindu significance. That deity is associated with bad luck or inauspiciousness (although the name is pronounced differently.)