What does Alani mean?
Associated with: precious.
(female) Alauni, Alyni, ..
(male) Alaan, Alaani, .. Middle name pairings:
Alani Scarlett (A.S.), ..
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)
Alani was first listed in 1999 and reached its highest rank of #525 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Alani (#525 a year ago) are Alaina (#176 a year ago), Alana (#202), Lana (#353), Alanna (#508), Alannah (#756), Alanah (#1418), Alanis (#1556), Aleyna (#1829), Alona, Alonna, Allyn, Alene, Alane, Allana, Allena and Allene. Usage of these forms of Alani was at its apex in 2015 (adoption of 0.4%), except for forms like Alene which have fallen 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.See names in meaning and etymology.