What does Alani mean?
Associated with: precious
(female) Aloini, Alyni, ..
(male) Alaani, Alaniah, ..
How popular is Alani?
Alani is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#64572 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Alani for girls. Alani was first listed in 1999 and reached its highest rank of #586 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #612 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Alani (#612 a year ago) are Alaina (#190 a year ago), Alana (#198), Lana (#351), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alanis (#1305), Alanah (#1313), Alonna (#1983), Allyn, Alona, Allene, Alene, Alane, Aleyna, Allana and Allena. Usage of these forms of Alani reached its apex less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.4%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.3%, ▼2.4%), but with forms like Allene going out of style. Alana is the longstanding favorite, though Alaina is now the top form.
Alani▲ is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alaynna, Aleena▲, Alina▲, Allona, Alwyna, Alynah, Alyona, Elaina▲, Elana, Elanah, Elanie, Elayna, Elena▲, Eleni, Eliana▲, Elona, Ilana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilona, Iolana, Oleana, Olena and Olina. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Adana, Adlai, Agafi, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alair, Alais, Alanice, Alanza, Alaya▲, Albane, Aldana, Alfri (see Alfreda), Ali, Aliki, Aline▼, Alli, Alyne, Amandi, Amani▲, Amari▲, Anahi, Anani, Anni, Aonani, Arlan, Armani▲, Ashni, Avana, Avani, Avania, Ayana▲, Azania, Brani, Dani▲, Evani, Imani, Jelani, Kalani, Kani, Kiani, Lalani, Melani, Nalani, Nani, Rani, Talani and Tani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alani.