How popular is the baby name Rani in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Rani.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Rani


Posts that Mention the Name Rani

Pop Culture Baby Name Game 2018: Results!

Here are the results of Pop Culture Baby Name Game 2018! For the pop culture context of any of these names, just click back over to the original game post.

Rises

Names that saw higher usage in 2018:

No Change

Names that saw no change in usage in 2018.

Drops

Names that saw lower usage in 2018:

Absent

Names that were absent from the SSA data in 2018:

  • Did not debut: Avicii, Carvena, Chevel, Coco (as a boy name), Cullinan, Ella Mai, Kaavia, Kulture, Mahomes, Majeste, Maquia, Marsai, Nafessa, Osaka, Pineapple, Qira, Ramirez (as a girl name), Reileen, Sanni, Velar, Venom, Villanelle, Xolo, Yanny, Zaxai
  • Did not re-emerge: Cress, Gio, Joji, Jumanji, T’challa

Late Bloomers

Names that were “absent” from the 2017’s results, now in 2018:

Plus: Rumi finally rose, and Sircarter unexpectedly surfaced.

What are your thoughts on the results this year? Did anything surprise you?

[Disclaimer: Some of the names above were already moving in the direction indicated, and some were no doubt influenced by more than a single pop culture person/event. I leave it up to you to judge the degree/nature of pop culture influence in each case.]

Names in the News: Ganesh, Uber, Adira, Estonia

Three recent baby name stories from India:

  • Ganesh: In October of 2015, a baby boy born to a Muslim woman inside a Ganesha temple in Mumbai was named Ganesh.
  • Uber: In December of 2015, a baby boy born inside an Uber cab in New Delhi was named Uber.
  • Adira: In December of 2015, a baby girl born to Indian celebrities Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji was named Adira — “adi” from Aditya, and “ra” from Rani.

And here’s one more that isn’t as recent, from neighboring Pakistan:

  • Estonia: In October of 2005, days after the earthquake in Kashmir, a baby girl born in Battagram with the help of an Estonian medical team was named Estonia.

Sources: Stuck in traffic gridlock, Mumbai woman gives birth in auto, Baby born in Uber cab, named after firm, Secret Behind Heroine’s Daughter Name, Newborn named Estonia after delivery doctors