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What does Alani mean?

Alani /ala-ni/ as a name for girls. The meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian) with the suffix -i.

Associated with: precious


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

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

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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

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

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.

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.