First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alani

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Alani means "Precious" and is of African origin.
Other origins: Hawaiian, Hebrew, Indian (Sanskrit), and English

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International Interest
  1. plural of Alan

Alani was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Alani

La La Anthony is a television personality. She has been prominent since 1998. La was given the name Alani Nicole Vázquez on June 25th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. La is also known as La La".


Alani Fua is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. Alani was born in San Fernando, California.



Alani Aminat Abiodun is an athlete for the Sunshine Queens.


How popular is the baby name Alani in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 5 5 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 7 7 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 23 23 0
1993 24 24 0
1994 18 18 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 51 51 0
1997 57 57 0
1998 57 57 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 114 114 0
2001 123 123 0
2002 137 137 0
2003 234 234 0
2004 232 227 5
2005 275 270 5
2006 283 278 5
2007 324 319 5
2008 303 298 5
2009 376 376 0
2010 400 393 7
2011 424 424 0
2012 502 496 6
2013 458 452 6
2014 473 473 0
2015 593 593 0
2016 642 636 6
2017 713 705 8

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International Interest for Alani

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Alani as a first name

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Popularity of Alani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alani U.S.
  White 68.53% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 13.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alani

People with the last name Alani are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Alani

  • How Popular is the name Alani? Alani is the 3,086th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alani was the 44,500th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,035 babies born with the first name Alani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alani to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alani is Monday, January 6th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Alani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alani was in 2017 with a total of 705 babies.
  • Random Alani Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alani is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Alani: Your name in reverse order is Inala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laain. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 483 people with the last name Alani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alani as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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