[ 3 syll. ka-la-ni, kal-ani ] The baby girl name Kalani is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as KaaLAANiy- †. Kalani has its origins in the Hawaiian language. It is used largely in English and Hawaiian. The meaning of Kalani is 'the heavens; the sky'. It is derived from ka which means 'the' ; lani 'heaven, sky'. The name is used to imply a noble or spiritual child.
Kalani has 19 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Kalana, Kalanea, Kalanee, Kalaney, Kalanie, Kalany, Kalona, Kalonea, Kalonee, Kaloney, Kaloni, Kalonia, Kalonie, Kalony, Keilana, Keilani, and Okalani. Another English form is the shortening Kalan. The Hawaiian Lani is a form of Kalani that is used in foreign languages.
Kalani is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked recently in 2017 with 0.030% of baby girls being named Kalani. It was #542 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #583 with a usage of 0.028%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Kalani was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Keilani, in 2018. Kalani has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Kalani include Kaileen, Kalama, Kalanee, Kalaney, Kalauni, Kaleema, Kaleena, Kaleene, Kalena, Kalima, Kalina, Kalini, Kalliyan, Kaloney, Kaloni, Kalyani, Kalynn, Kaulana, Kaylanee, and Kaylaney.
† Pronunciation for Kalani: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"