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Gender: Female Meaning of Shanti: "peace" Origin of Shanti: Hindi

The name Shanti is a girl's name of African origin meaning "peace". Shanti and is often added to lists like Magical Christmas Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

This Hindi word which is used in prayer is one of the prime Baby-Names-That-Mean-Peace">names that mean peace, always a nice message to impart to a child. Nick Nolte used it for his daughter.

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Famous People Named Shanti

Shanti Singh aka Shanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi, Princess of Nepal; Rani of Bajhang
Shanti Bhushan, former Indian minister of law and justice
Shanti Devi, Indian woman who claimed to be reincarnated
Shanti Snyder, Japanese-English singer-songwriter
Shanti Wintergate, American singer/actress
Shanti Nolte (b. 2008), daughter of actor Nick Nolte

Pop Culture References for the name Shanti

Shanti, character in Disney's "The Jungle Book 2"
Shanti Shuresh, character on TV's "Heroes"
Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, India


ericakatherine Says:


I prefer Ashanti, although this name has a lovely meaning

Impwood Says:


This name has a nice meaning, but it makes me think of shanties and shanty towns, another term for a slum.