Kalani - Meaning Of Kalani, What Does Kalani Mean?

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Kalani Meaning


What does Kalani mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Kalani is of Hawaiian origin.

The meaning of Kalani is "heavenly".  

Kalani is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ka-la-ni.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1072  in baby name popularity for girls with 237 occurrences.  It ranked 2152 in popular baby names for boys with 63 occurrences. 

View the Kalani Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kalani has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kalani to other names.


Would you like to fingerspell the name Kalani in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Kalani in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kalani in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Kalani Numerology page.

Kalani Numerology
Kalani in Hieroglyhics
Kalani in Nautical Flags
Hawaiaans have one or two given and one family name. First and or middle names are often traditional ancient Hawaiian names. Hawaiian names are popular amongst both Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian Americans.

The 1860 Act to Regulate Names forced Hawaiians to take their father's given name as their surnames and to give all new children Christian given names. Prior to that time Hawaiians did not have surnames. From that time until the law was repealed in 1967, Hawaiian names were given as middle names.

Old Hawaiian given names were that of family members, reflected incidents or were taken from nature. Hawaii was a hierarchical society so names had to be appropriate for one's social standing. Sometimes names appeared in dreams or visions. Traditionally names were considered the property of the name holder having the power to help or hurt them. Because of this, some older Hawaiians are uncomfortable with the modern custom of naming a child after them.

Ancient Hawaiian names were typically used in a unisex fashion. Names also often had repulsive or vulgar meanings in an attempt to protect the child from evil forces. Today, names are used in a more gender based way (e.g. names ending in -lani are used more frequently for girls) and names with negative meanings are generally no longer used.

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