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Is is Jewish, Arabic, European etc?

Does anyone know the origin of the name Chani?

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It's from Hebrew. Think Baby Names gives the following derivation;

Chani /cha-ni/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Chani means "He (God) has favored me". Chani is an alternate form, with the suffix -i, of Chana (Hebrew): version of Hannah.

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  • Hmm. That would imply it is pronounced with the 'ch' as in loch or Bach, but all the adaptations have always pronounced it with a ch as in church. Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 17:40
  • To sum up the above definition in one word, Chani can also mean simply "grace". Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 23:36

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