Rania is a female Greek name, which derives from the name Ourania. It is a rather common name in Greece, especially once upon a time, when Greeks used nicknames and diminutives more than today. Name Rania is the Greek version of the names Ranya and Raniya from the Arabic language.
Sound of name Rania: Rá-nya
Male Version of name Rania: N/A
Nameday of Rania: January 6th and September 1st
Origin of name Rania – Theofania
Since name Rania is associated with Ourania, it is also celebrated on the day of the 40 virgins (Ourania was one of them), which is on September 1st. You can read more about it at the pertinent post for name Ourania.
However, as mentioned at the post for name Ourania, Greeks tend to celebrate this name more on the 6th of January, which is the day of the Theofania, the appearance of God to men. Ourania is a word that means “from the sky” or “divine” in English, which means that it refers to anything that comes from the sky. Therefore, the nameday of Rania is also celebrated on the day of Theofania, January 6th.
Most women named Rania tend to celebrate their nameday on january 6th.
Nicknames deriving from name Rania
Rania is a nickname itself, therefore it doesn’t have any other nicknames or diminutives.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Rania
Rania is a very sensitive woman and tends to get depressed easily. She likes having people around, but she is also a person who likes being on her own, as long as she knows that her people are around when she wants them to.