What does Lani mean?
Lani /lani/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced LAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Lani is "sky".
Affiliated girl name: Loni.
VariationsKreatif forms: Leni, Lieni, Lini. [more]
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Lani and corresponding names. The only popular varying form of Lani (not in Top 1000) is Loni. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1980-1989 and has become less since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Lani is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Laney▲, Lanie, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Leana, Lena▲, Lenai, Leoni, Liana▲, Lina▼, Lona▼, Lonie▼, Lonni, Luana, Luna▲ and Lyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Dani, Kani, Laci▼, Laine, Lali, Lane, Lari, Layne, Leann▼, Lene, Liane, Liann, Lin, Linn, Luane, Luann▼, Lyn▼, Lynn▼, Nani, Rani and Tani. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lani.