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Kalani (girl)

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What does Kalani mean?

Kalani /ka-la-ni/ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Kalani) is pronounced kah-LAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Kalani is "the heavens, sky; royal one".

Associated with: royal (queen)


Kalani has 4 variants: Kailani, Kalaine, Kalana and Kaloni.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kaylani, Kellani, ..

(male) Kalane, Kalasi, ..

How popular is Kalani?

Kalani is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#46000 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Displayed below is the baby name history of Kalani for girls. Kalani was first listed in 2002 and reached its top position of #1072 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Kailani (#980 via latest list) is the only other prominent variation form of Kalani (#1072 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Kalani were popular in 2014 (median #1026). Kailani is the most fashionable baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalani, Kailani in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kalani is alike in pronunciation to Calina, Kaleena, Kalena, Kalina, Keilana, Keilani and Kolina. Other suggested similar names are Ailani, Alani, Iolani, Jelani, Kaandi, Kaelene, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailan, Kailene, Kailin, Kailyn, Kala, Kalae, Kalah, Kalan, Kaleen, Kalei, Kalen, Kalene, Kali, Kalin, Kalindi, Kallan, Kalli, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kamari, Kanani, Kani, Karan, Katana, Kayana, Kayann, Kaylan, Kaylanne, Kaylen, Kaylene, Kaylin, Kaylinn, Kaylyn, Kaylynn, Keelan, Kellan, Kiani, Klari, Kylen, Kylene, Kylin, Lalani, Malana, Malanie, Melani, Nalani, Raelani, Rajani, Talani and Ulani. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalani.