Lani

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the name Lani

Lani

Sky

Pronounced ‘lah-nee’ from the Polynesian word meaning ‘sky, heaven’. A name commonly used in Hawaii in compound names like Leilani ‘flower of heaven’.

Meaning:

Sky, heaven

Origin:

Polynesian 

Gender:

For a girl

Popularity:

Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

More about the name Lani

Variations & similar names, nicknames, middle names and famous bearers for the name Lani

 

Variations & Similar Names

Lainie, Lana, Landry, Lane, Laney, Langley, Laylani, Leilani, Leni, Loni, Lulani

Nicknames

Short and sweet as is

Middle Names

Aspen, Cora, Leighton, Louise, Piper

Famous Bearers

Lani Guinier (American civil rights activist)

Lani Wendt Young (Samoan writer)

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