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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ani

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Ani is of Armenian origin and means "Name of a city in Armenia. A girl's name".
  • A user from Armenia says the name Ani means "Armenian name after Goddess Anahit; means the most beautiful".
  • A submission from Ireland says the name Ani means "GOD I AM" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Ani means "Laughter and Love" and is of Armenian origin.
  • According to a user from Bahamas, the name Ani means "God I am".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida (Crotophaga ani), allied to the cuckoos, having a compressed, bladelike bill and remarkable for communistic nesting.

Etymology: Native name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Black tropical American cuckoo

Portuguese or Spanish ani, both from Old Tupi.

  1. A bird of the genus Crotophaga in the cuckoo family.

    ani was also found in the following language(s): Akan, Baure, Biloxi, Chickasaw, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greenlandic, Italian, Japanese, Kashubian, Kriol, Ladin, Latin, Polish, Romanian, Romansch, Slovak, Tagalog, Turkish, Venetian, and Veps

    Notable Persons Named Ani

    Ani DiFranco is a folk rock, alternative rock, and punk rock musician. She plays Guitar, bass guitar, tenor guitar, vocals, percussion, and piano. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Ani was given the name Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23rd, 1970 in Buffalo, New York, United States.


    Ani Lorak is a pop music, soul music, pop rock, synthpop, eurodance, and house music musician. She has been prominent since 1996. Ani was given the name Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek on September 27th, 1978.


    Ani Yeranyan is an actor, presenter, actress, and broadcaster. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Ani was born Ani Yeranyan on February 4th, 1991 in Yerevan.


    Ani Zonneveld is a spiritual (music) and pop music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ani was born on October 26th, 1962 in Kuala Lumpur.


    Ani was born on March 16th, 1991 in Yerevan. Ani is also known as Խաչիկյան and Անի.


    Ani Rodríguez Sarmiento is a musician. She plays Human voice. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Ani was given the name Ana Rodríguez Sarmiento on November 7th, 1989 in Lima. Ani is also known as Ani.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ani

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    Mawi is a pop music and nasheed singing, actor, model (people), and spokesperson. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Mawi was given the name Asmawi bin Ani on August 25th, 1981.


    Maret Ani is a tennis player. Maret was born on January 31st, 1982 in Tallinn.


    Jananne was born in 1966 in Kirkuk.


    Kenneth was born on November 17th, 1923. He left this life on May 2nd, 1997.


    Jerry Ani is a soccer player for the Naxxar Lions F.C., Valletta F.C., Al-Ittihad Kalba SC, Kerċem Ajax F.C., C.F. Estrela da Amadora, Rotherham United F.C., APOP Kinyras FC, Sliema Wanderers F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Jerry was born on February 12th, 1985 in Kaduna.


    How popular is the baby name Ani in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1958 7 7 0
    1964 6 6 0
    1965 10 10 0
    1968 9 9 0
    1969 9 9 0
    1970 5 5 0
    1971 11 11 0
    1972 8 8 0
    1973 6 6 0
    1974 17 17 0
    1975 8 8 0
    1976 13 13 0
    1977 10 10 0
    1978 21 21 0
    1979 17 17 0
    1980 20 20 0
    1981 25 25 0
    1982 22 22 0
    1983 27 27 0
    1984 30 30 0
    1985 24 24 0
    1986 26 26 0
    1987 30 30 0
    1988 28 28 0
    1989 37 37 0
    1990 42 42 0
    1991 42 42 0
    1992 54 54 0
    1993 52 52 0
    1994 38 38 0
    1995 56 56 0
    1996 50 50 0
    1997 49 49 0
    1998 55 55 0
    1999 47 47 0
    2000 89 89 0
    2001 73 73 0
    2002 92 92 0
    2003 110 110 0
    2004 115 115 0
    2005 116 116 0
    2006 107 107 0
    2007 127 122 5
    2008 107 107 0
    2009 107 107 0
    2010 79 79 0
    2011 82 82 0
    2012 67 67 0
    2013 77 77 0
    2014 101 101 0
    2015 78 78 0
    2016 93 93 0
    2017 70 70 0
    * Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

    Where is the name Ani popular?

    International Interest for Ani

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    Popularity of Ani as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ani U.S.
      White 21.08% 64.26%
      African American 44.39% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.28% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 8.30% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ani

    People with the last name Ani are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Ani

    • How Popular is the name Ani? Ani is the 5,723rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ani was the 47,521st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,601 babies born with the first name Ani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ani to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Ani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ani is Saturday, March 1st, 1879.
    • What year had the most people named Ani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ani was in 2007 with a total of 122 babies.
    • Random Ani Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ani is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Ani: Your name in reverse order is Ina. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nai. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 446 people with the last name Ani.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ani as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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