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Shalini Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Shalini is of Hindi origin.

The meaning of Shalini is "cotton plant".  

It is also of Sanskrit origin, where its meaning is "modest ".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 11706  in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Shalini is a variant spelling of Shalin.

Other Tidbits

Shalini falls into the flower name category.

Name Fun

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Indian names or Hindu names are listed in Our Baby Namer under Indian, Hindi and Sanskrit. Other names which may be used my Muslim Indians would be listed under Arabic or Iranian names.

Indian names generally contain a given name followed by some number of secondary names. Secondary names are often patronyms, names derived from the father, grandfather or other paternal ancestor, village names, occupation names, or names of gods.

Hindu given names are from Sanskrit. Given names derive from a number of sources including religion, nature, family names, and sanskrit vocabulary words. Sacred Hindu texts are the source of most names.