Rani

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rani

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Rani is of English origin and means "Queen".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"ni
A queen or princess; the wife of a rajah.

Etymology: Hind. rānī, Skr. rājnī. See Rajah

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja
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  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Rani

Rani of Jhansi was royalty. She holds the title Rani Lakshmibai and the Rani of Jhansi. Rani was born on November 19th, 1828 in Varanasi, India. She left this life on June 18th, 1858.

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Rani Padmini was royalty. She left this life in 1303.

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Rani Mukerji is an actress. She has been prominent since 1997. Rani was born on March 21st, 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Rani is also known as Rani Mukherji, Rani Mukherjee, and (SeeMukherjee).

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Rani Khedira is a soccer player for the RB Leipzig, VfB Stuttgart, VfB Stuttgart II, and Germany national youth football team. Rani was born on January 27th, 1994 in Stuttgart.

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She holds the title Queen of Sivagangai, Princess of Ramanathapuram, Queen ofSivagangai, and Princess ofRamanathapuram. Her career lasted from 1760 to 2014.

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Rani Chatterjee is an actor, television presenter, dance, actress, and dancer. She has been prominent since 2003. Rani was born on November 3rd, 1989 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rani

Anita Rani is a journalist and broadcaster. Anita was given the name Anita Rani Nazran on October 25th, 1977 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Neelima was born on November 6th, 1986 in Chennai.

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Devika Rani was a textile designer, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1943. Devika was given the name Devika Rani Chaudhuri on March 30th, 1908 in Visakhapatnam. Devika is also known as Devika Rani Roerich. She died on March 9th, 1994.

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Sudha Rani is an actress. She was most active from 1978 to present. Sudha was born on August 14th, 1974 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani is a romance novel, playwright, and novelist novelist. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Yaddanapudi was born in Kaza, Krishna district.

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Rani is an actress.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 7 7 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 7 7 0
1951 5 5 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 9 9 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 15 15 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 31 31 0
1970 38 38 0
1971 44 44 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 36 36 0
1975 32 32 0
1976 29 29 0
1977 41 41 0
1978 38 38 0
1979 50 43 7
1980 37 37 0
1981 34 28 6
1982 44 39 5
1983 33 27 6
1984 15 15 0
1985 35 30 5
1986 22 22 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 26 21 5
1989 32 32 0
1990 40 32 8
1991 47 41 6
1992 28 28 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 44 44 0
1995 46 34 12
1996 40 35 5
1997 34 28 6
1998 30 24 6
1999 32 32 0
2000 44 36 8
2001 39 30 9
2002 33 27 6
2003 46 36 10
2004 32 22 10
2005 47 37 10
2006 33 27 6
2007 39 34 5
2008 34 34 0
2009 30 25 5
2010 27 21 6
2011 15 15 0
2012 27 27 0
2013 36 29 7
2014 43 29 14
2015 18 18 0
2016 32 25 7
2017 21 16 5

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Popularity of Rani as a first name

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Popularity of Rani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rani U.S.
  White 3.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rani

People with the last name Rani are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rani

  • How Popular is the name Rani? Rani is the 7,092nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rani was the 19,189th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,870 babies born with the first name Rani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rani to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rani is Monday, March 30th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Rani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rani was in 1971 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Rani Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rani is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Rani: Your name in reverse order is Inar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nari. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,415 people with the last name Rani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rani as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.