What does Alani mean?
Alani /ala-ni/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Alano is a conventional surname.
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.Kreatif forms: Alaai, Alaniae, Alyni. [more]
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)
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.