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What does Alani mean?

Alani Pronunciation of Alani [alani] as a name for girls. The meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian).

Associated with: precious.


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

13 more related forms via Alana: Alaine, Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Alene, Aleyne, Alie, Allena, Allene, Allina, Allyn, Allyna and Lana.

Creative forms:
(female) Alauni, Alyni, ..

(male) 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Aleyna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allana, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonna, Lana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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