What does Lani mean?
Lani [lani] as a girls' name is pronounced LAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Lani is "sky".
Affiliated girl name: Loni.
Associated with: sky (heaven).
(female) Lini, Luni, ..
(male) Lanila, Lati, ..
How popular is Lani?
Lani is a very prominent first name for females (#1845 out of 4276, Top 43%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Lani for girls. Lani was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #1072 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the history of the girl name Lani and corresponding names. The only other popular varying form of Lani is Loni. Adoption of these relations of Lani was well-received among parents 4 decades ago (median #1214).
Lani is pronounced similarly to Lainey▲, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanai, Lanna, Lannah, Leana, Leanna, Leiana, Lena▼, Lenai, Leni, Lenna▼, Lenya, Leoni, Linea, Linna, Linnie▼, Lona▼, Lonee, Lonna, Lonnie, Luana, Lynah and Lynea. Other recommended names are Anni, Brani, Chani, Dani▲, Fanni, Imani, Jeni, Joni▼, Kani, Laci▼, Lacy▼, Lael, Laine, Lakia, Lala, Lalani, Lali, Lalia, Lane, Lanet, Lanika, Lanita, Lara, Lari, Lark, Lauri▼, Layne, Lean, Leann▼, Lene, Liane, Liann, Lili, Lin, Lindi, Linn, Linzi, Liri, Luane, Luann▼, Lyn, Lynn▼, Marni, Nani, Noni, Rani, Tahni, Tani, Xeni and Zuni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lani.See names in meaning and etymology.