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What does Alani mean?

Alani Pronunciation of Alani as a name for girls. The meaning of Alani is "precious; awakening". Alani is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian).




VARIANTS Alonna, Alona, Allinah, Alleynah, Allana, Aleynah, Aleyna, Alawna, Alannah, Alanna, Alanah, Alaina

RELATED FORMS VIA ALANA Alaine, Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Alene, Aleyne, Alie, Allena, Allene, Allina, Allyn, Allyna, Lana

(female) Alyni, ..

(male) Alaan, ..

Alani Madison (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alani?

Alani is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#64572 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alani was first listed in 1999 and reached its highest rank of #347 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Alani (#347 A YEAR AGO) are Alana (#200), Alaina (#202), Lana (#360), Alanna (#552), Alannah (#869), Aleyna (#1631), Alanah (#1775), Alane, Alanis, Allana, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona, Alonna and Alene. Usage of these forms of Alani reached its apex less than a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.4%) and has remained as widespread to this day (ADOPTION 0.4%, 1.8%), but with forms like Alanis going out of style. Alana is the longstanding favorite, although Alannah appears to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Aleyna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allana, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonna, Lana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alani is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alaynna, Aleena, Alina, Allona, Alwyna, Alynah, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Elanah, Elanie, Elayna, Elena, Eleni, Eliana, Elona, Ilana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilona, Iolana, Oleana, Olena and Olina. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adan, Adana, Adlai, Agafi, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alair, Alais, Alanice, Alanza, Alaya, Albane, Aldana, Alfri (see Alfreda), Ali, Aliki, Aline, Alli, Alyne, Amandi, Amani, Amari, Anahi, Anani, Anni, Aonani, Arlan, Armani, Ashni, Avana, Avani, Avania, Ayana, Azania, Brani, Dani, Evani, Imani, Jelani, Kalani, Kani, Kiani, Lalani, Melani, Nalani, Nani, Rani, Talani and Tani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alani.

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