Dhanani Family History
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Dhanani Name Meaning
Hindu and Muslim name found in Gujarat, India, and among people from Sind, Pakistan, meaning ‘descendant of Dhan’. Dhan (meaning ‘wealth’) is a shortened form of an ancestral name beginning with this element, for example Dhanesh ‘lord of wealth’ (from Sanskrit dhana ‘wealth’ + iša ‘lord’) or Dhanaraj ‘king of wealth’ (from dhana ‘wealth’ + raja ‘king’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press