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Nani Meaning

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What does Nani mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Nani is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Nani is "charming".  

It is also of Hawaiian origin, where its meaning is "beautiful ".

Nani is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Na-ni.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 6595  in popular baby names for girls with 19 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Nani Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nani has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nani to other names.

 
   

   
Would you like to fingerspell the name Nani in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Nani in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nani in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Nani Numerology page.

Nani Numerology
Nani in Hieroglyhics
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Hawaiaans have one or two given and one family name. First and or middle names are often traditional ancient Hawaiian names. Hawaiian names are popular amongst both Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian Americans.

The 1860 Act to Regulate Names forced Hawaiians to take their father's given name as their surnames and to give all new children Christian given names. Prior to that time Hawaiians did not have surnames. From that time until the law was repealed in 1967, Hawaiian names were given as middle names.

Old Hawaiian given names were that of family members, reflected incidents or were taken from nature. Hawaii was a hierarchical society so names had to be appropriate for one's social standing. Sometimes names appeared in dreams or visions. Traditionally names were considered the property of the name holder having the power to help or hurt them. Because of this, some older Hawaiians are uncomfortable with the modern custom of naming a child after them.

Ancient Hawaiian names were typically used in a unisex fashion. Names also often had repulsive or vulgar meanings in an attempt to protect the child from evil forces. Today, names are used in a more gender based way (e.g. names ending in -lani are used more frequently for girls) and names with negative meanings are generally no longer used.

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