If you're looking for a fun, romantic name that represents the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands, look no further than Kalani. It's not overly-popular just yet, but it has been on the rise since about 2015 in the United States, and it's even picking up steam in some European nations, like Germany and Switzerland. It's a sweet name that instantly evokes the image of a laid-back tropical paradise.

Meaning of the name Kalani:

Hawaiian: The heavens

Origin of the name Kalani:

The name Kalani is a Hawaiian or Polynesian name that means the heavens or sky.

Symbolism of the name Kalani:

Because Kalani means “the heavens,” many new parents choose it for their baby because of its celestial vibe.

Baby name Kalani

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Gender of the name Kalani:

Kalani is name for both boys and girls, but it's mostly used for girls in modern times

Pronunciation of the name Kalani:


Number of syllables in the name Kalani:


Emotion evoked from the name Kalani:

The baby name Kalani evokes the images of a sweet, fun and feminine girl.

Alternative spellings for the name Kalani:

  • Kelani
  • Kalanee
  • Kalaneigh
  • Kalanie
  • Kalaney
  • Kalenee

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Popularity of the name Kalani:

According to the Social Security Administration, Kalani first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 2015. Ever since, it's climbed the charts with rapid speed, ranking at number 397 in 2020.

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Famous people with the name Kalani:

  • Kalani Das (musician)
  • Kalani Hilliker (dancer, reality show star)

Kalanis in popular culture:

  • General Kalani (character in the “Star Wars” movie)