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) 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)
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).
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.