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Ajani is a truly unique name that stands out in the United States. Though never common in the West, the name is popular among those who are looking to preserve African or Indian roots with a name that still resonates as familiar with others. Read on to learn more about this interesting name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Ajani:

Ajani is a boy's name of Nigerian origin meaning “the victor” or “he who wins the struggle.”

Ajani is a name of African origin that is usually translated as “the victor” but that can more accurately be translated as “he who wins the struggle.”

Symbolism of the name Ajani:

Ajani tends to symbolize both the victory that comes with the life of a newborn child as well as the hopes for that child's future; the symbolism also carries over to the sound of the name, which tends to represent a desire to mix one's culture with the more familiar sounds of the dominant language.

Nicknames for the name Ajani:

Ajani is a very unique name for boys. This name has several nicknames to choose from. To help you find the perfect nickname for your baby boy, we gathered all of the nickname options in the list below.

Style of the name Ajani:


Gender of the name Ajani:

About 90 percent of the babies named Ajani are male, with a few notable exceptions.

Pronunciation of the name Ajani:


Syllables in the name Ajani:


Emotion evoked from the name Ajani:

The name Ajani tends to evoke emotions of pride and confidence.

Alternative spellings for the name Ajani:

  • Arjany
  • Arjoni
  • Arjony

Popularity of the name Ajani:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Ajani hit its peak of popularity in the United States when it ranked as the #1,909th most popular baby name.

  • Shaka
  • Abdalla

Great middle names for Olivia and their meanings:

  • Kimathi (serious)
  • Iniko (born during troubled times)
  • Bwana (master)
  • Elimu (knowledge)
  • Bandele (follow me home)
  • Akia (first born)
  • Sadaka (religious offering)
  • Jabulani (rejoice)

Famous people with the name Ajani:

  • Ajani “AJ” Carr (actor)
  • Ajani Russell (actress)

Ajanis in movies/pop culture:

  • Ajani Goldmane (Magic: The Gathering character)
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