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

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Origin and Meaning of Fani

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Alt. Meaning

F is for feeling, your sympathetic way.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for nifty, how neat!

I is for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

Notable Persons Named Fani

Fani Madida is a soccer player for the Kaizer Chiefs F.C., Beşiktaş J.K., Antalyaspor, Bursaspor, Hellenic F.C., and South Africa national football team. Fani was born on December 7th, 1966 in Newcastle, South Africa.


Fani Chalkia is an athlete. Fani was born on February 2nd, 1979 in Larissa.


Fani badayuni was a ghazal and nazm urdu poetry and lawyer. Fani was given the name Shaukat Ali Khan in 1879 in Badaun, United Provinces, British India. He breathed his last breath on August 27th, 1961.


Fani was born on February 2nd, 1976 in Psachna.


Fani Nsuku Shange is an athlete for the South Africa national beach soccer team.


Fani Doiranli is an athlete for the P.A.O.K. F.C. (women).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fani

Leonora Fani is an actress. Leonora was given the name Eleonora Cristofani on February 18th, 1954 in Crocetta del Montello, Italy.


He holds the title Khalifa and Tariqa. Ata was born in 1810 in Moghalpura, Patna City, Bihar. He passed away in 1889.


Michalis Fani is a soccer player for the Apollon Limassol, Proodeftiki F.C., ASIL Lysi, and APOP Kinyras FC. Michalis was born on February 4th, 1981 in Limassol.


Mohsin Fani is a historian. Mohsin was born in 1615 in Iran. Mohsin is also known as Mohsinfani.


Siavash Fani is a communication designer. Siavash was born on December 6th, 1977 in Tehran.


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Popularity of Fani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fani U.S.
  White 82.32% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fani

People with the last name Fani are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Fani

  • How Popular is the name Fani? Fani is the 43,352nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Fani was the 99,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64 babies born with the first name Fani in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Fani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fani is Saturday, January 13th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Fani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fani was in 2008 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fani: Your name in reverse order is Inaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aifn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181 people with the last name Fani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fani? Fani 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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