Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “brutal; rough.”

The name comes directly from the Old Norse word for “brutal; rough.” The name was originally a byname and was one of the many epithets for the god, Odin.

As of 2010, its Faroese form of Rani was the 6th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Rani (Danish/Faroese)
  • Hrani (Norwegian/Old Norse)
  • Rane (Swedish)