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Jelani

What does Jelani mean?

Jelani Pronunciation of Jelani [je-lani] as a name for girls is an American name. Jelani is an alternate form of Je- (American).

Variations

4 related forms via Je-: Jelisa, Jerae, Jeraine and Jerona.

Creative forms:
(female) Jelaine, ..

(male) Jelain, Jelami, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jelani Ida (J.I.), ..

How popular is Jelani?

Jelani is a rare first name for females. Jelani is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent alternative form of Jelani (outside Top 2000) is Jelisa. Adoption of this relation of Jelani was at its peak in 1990 (#1231). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jelisa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jelani and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jelani is pronounced similarly to Jaelana, Jalaina, Jalayna, Jalena, Jelena, Jelina, Jilana, Jiliana, Jillana, Jolana, Jolanna, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna, Julayna, Julena, Juliana, Julina and Julyana. Other suggested similar names are Ailani, Alani, Delana, Delane, Delanie, Delany, Helana, Iolani, Jaelyn, Jalaine, Jalin, Jalyn, Jaylan, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jenai, Jeni, Jenni, Jilian, Jillan, Jillane, Joelin, Joeline, Joelynn, Jolaine, Jolan, Jolanne, Jolean, Jolene, Jolin, Joline, Jolyn, Jolyne, Jolynn, Julaine, Juliane, Juliann, Julyne (see Julia), Kalani, Keilani, Lalani, Leilani, Leland, Melana, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melany, Meloni, Nalani, Noelani, Raelani, Talani and Ulani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jelani.

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