What does Leilani mean?
Leilani \le(i)-la-ni\ as a girls' name is pronounced lay-LAH-nee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Leilani is "heavenly lei; royal child of heaven". A "lei" is the familiar Hawaiian necklace of flowers, shells or feathers. It symbolizes regard and love for the person to whom it is given.
Leilani has 1 variant: Lalani.
Leilani is a very prominent first name for females (#1440 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Leilani for girls. Leilani was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #218 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Keilani. This name tends to be less frequently used than Leilani.