[ 2 syll. la-ni, lan-i ] The baby boy name Lani is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is LAA-Niy- †. Lani is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Old English and Hawaiian origins. Hawaiian origin: It is derived literally from the word 'lani' meaning heaven, sky. See Lani for more information.
In addition, Lani is a variant of the name Lane (English).
Lani is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Lani, Lane was the most frequently used. In the past century Lani has mostly been a girl name.
† Pronunciation for Lani: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"