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Lani

What does Lani mean?

Lani Pronunciation of 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).

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Lini, Luni, ..

(male) Lalin, Lati, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lani Juliana (L.J.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl 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).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lani, Loni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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