Meaning and name origin
Alani \a-la-ni\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is a variant of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian): a rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan.
Alani is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alani for girls. Alani reached its highest rank of #586 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alani and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612) and Alannah (#947). (2014 statistics).
Alani▲ is also pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alayna▲, Aleana, Alena▲, Alina▲, Alonia, Alyna, Elaini, Elana, Elanie, Eleni, Ilana, Ilania, Iolani and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Alaine, Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Alene▼, Aline▼, Alyne, Amani, Anani and Avani. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alani.