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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 Bani

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Bani means "Peace" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
Other origins: Arabic and English

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  1. plural of ban (currency)

bani was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Hungarian, Icelandic, Old Swedish, Romanian, and Tetum

Notable Persons Named Bani

Bani Basu is a writer. Bani was born on March 11th, 1939.



Bani Lozano is a soccer player for the Platense F.C., Club Nacional de Football, Club Deportivo Olimpia, C.D. Marathón, and Honduras national football team. Bani was born on April 15th, 1982 in Arenal, Yoro.



Bani Ousmane is an athlete for the Toumaï FC.


Bani Abeiku is an athlete for the Kasetsart University F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bani

Zahra was born on December 31st, 1979 in Mogadishu.


A-Q is a rapper, songwriter, recording artists, dancer, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, rapping, and dance. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. A-Q was given the name Gilbert Bani on August 1st, 1986 in Abia (state). A-Q is also known as A-Q.


Jimi Bani is a television actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2006.


Michael was born on July 3rd, 1984 in Thursday Island, Queensland.


Mattia Bani is an athlete for the F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892, Genoa C.F.C., and A.C. Reggiana 1919. Mattia was born on December 10th, 1993 in Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy.


Heinz Bäni was a soccer player for the Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Zürich, FC La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Switzerland national football team. Heinz was born on November 18th, 1936 in Zofingen. He passed away on March 10th, 2014.


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Popularity of Bani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bani U.S.
  White 74.01% 64.26%
  African American 7.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bani

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bani

  • How Popular is the name Bani? Bani is the 30,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bani was the 101,737th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154 babies born with the first name Bani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bani to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bani is Monday, December 15th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Bani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bani was in 2017 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Bani Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bani is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Bani: Your name in reverse order is Inab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 177 people with the last name Bani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bani? Bani is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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