What does Alani mean?
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 popularity of Alani for girls. Alani was first listed in 2003 and reached its highest rank of #586 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #612 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Alani (#612 a year ago) are Alaina (#190 a year ago), Alana (#198), Lana (#351), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alene and Allene. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in 2012 (usage of 0.412%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.397%, down 3.6%), but with the forms Allene and Alene becoming less in vogue. The most trendy girl names in this list are Alani (#612), Lana (#351), Alaina (#190), Alana (#198) and Alanna (#526), with Lana undergoing a rebound in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Alani and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Alani is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alayna, Aleana, Alena, Aliana, Alina, Alonia, Alyna, Elaini, Elana, Elanie, Eleni, Ilana, Ilania, Iolani and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Aline▼, Alyne, Amani, Anani and Avani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alani.