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What does Alani mean?

Alani \a-la-ni\ as a name for girls is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is a variation of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Popular choice for a given name for girls.


Alani has 12 variants: Alaina, Alanah, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Alleynah, Allinah, Alona and Alonna.

Alani has 20 more related forms via Alana: Alaine, Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Alene, Aleyne, Alie, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleyne, Allina, Allyn, Allyna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.


Alani is a rare first name for women. Alani is also a unique last name for all people. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alani name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alani outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Alani and related names. Popular variation forms of Alani (#612 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Alaina (#190 a year ago), Alana (#198), Lana (#351), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alene and Allene. Adoption of this girl name reached its apex in the year 2012 and is almost as widespread today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Allene, Lana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.