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Meaning and Name Origin

Kalani \k(a)-la-ni\ as a girls' name (also used 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".


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


Kalani is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#33546 out of 88799, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kalani and corresponding names. Kailani (#980 a year ago) is the only prominent variation form of Kalani (#unlisted). This girl name was at the top of its popularity in the year 2013 and is almost as popular today. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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 Kalena, Kalina and Keilani. Other suggested similar baby names are Kailan, Kalan, Kalen, Kalene, Kalin, Kallan, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kanani, Kaylan, Lalani, Nalani and Talani. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalani.