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What does Lani mean?

Lani \l(a)-ni\ as a girls' name is pronounced LAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Lani is "sky".

For more information, see also the related girl name Loni.


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 (#unlisted) is Loni. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1980-1989 and has become less since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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 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.