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Nalani remains a name that carries with a huge part of its native culture. This tropical name brings a certain sense of both joy and adventure with it, making it a great choice for many families. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Nalani:

Hawaiian: Clear skies

Origin of the name Nalani:

Nalani is a name of Hawaiian origin that is commonly translated as “clear skies”.

Symbolism of the name Nalani:

Nalani tends to represent a special kind of beauty and serenity, one that is found in nature of beautiful days and can be found in a child on her best days.

Style of the name Nalani:


Gender of the name Nalani:

Nalani is almost exclusively used as a name for female children.

Pronunciation of the name Nalani:


Number of syllables in the name Nalani:


Emotion evoked from the name Nalani:

Nalani evokes pleasant emotions, usually those related to fond memories of days past.

Alternative spellings for the name Nalani:

  • Nalanie
  • Nahlani
  • Nahlanie

Nicknames for the name Nalani:

  • Lonnie
  • Nana
  • Ni

Popularity of the name Nalani:

According to the Social Security Administration, Nalani last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021 in the 596th most popular baby name. It peaked in popularity in 2020 as the 594th most popular baby name for girls.

Related names for the name Nalani:

  • Malie
  • Nani
  • Ahe

Great middle names for Nalani and their meanings:

  • Ali'ikai (quene of the sea)
  • Kamea (the one and only)
  • Kealoah (the loved one)
  • Hiapo (first born)
  • Punahele (favorite)
  • Kaia (fast asleep)
  • Anela (angel)
  • Na'au (heart and mind)

Famous people with the name Nalani:

  • Nalani Kele (Hawaiian entertainer)
  • Nalani Bolton (American singer)
  • Nalani Kanaka‘ole (Hawaiian hula master)

Nalanis in popular culture:

  • Nalani Mahi’ai (character from The Sims)
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