Kalani

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6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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526
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kalani mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kalani

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Kalani is of Unknown origin and means ""The Heavens"".
  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Kalani means "Sky" and is of Hawaiian origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Kalani means "The royal one,the heavens" and is of Hawaiian origin.
  • A user from Hawaii, United States says the name Kalani is of Hawaiian origin and means "The Heavens".
  • A user from Indiana, United States says the name Kalani is of Hawaiian origin and means "Of the Heaven".

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Wiktionary

ka (“the”) + lani (“heavens; sky; king, queen”) meaning "the heavens", "sky", "royal one", or "chief". Also short for many compound names beginning with Kalani-.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name ( less common than the male name ).
  3. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Kalani

Kalani Hilliker is a dance, celebrity, model (people), dancer, television personality, and model. She was most active from 2013 to present. Kalani was born in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Kalani was born on October 10th, 1975 in Nukuʻalofa.

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Kalani Das is a percussionist, music therapist, educator, and percussion instrument. He plays Percussion instrument. Kalani is also known as Kalani.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kalani

Pappu Kalani is a politician, illegal gang leader, and politicianand illegal gang leader. Pappu was born on August 7th, 1951.

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Hemu Kalani was a revolutionary, resistance movement, activism, revolutionary leader, freedom fighter, and political activist. Hemu was born on March 23rd, 1923 in Sukkur, Sindh, British India. He breathed his last breath on January 21st, 1943.

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Hossein Kalani is a soccer player for the Shahin F.C., Persepolis F.C., Paykan F.C., and Iran national football team. Hossein was born on January 23rd, 1945 in Tehran.

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Mohammad Ja'far Kalani is an olympic athlete. Mohammad was born on May 1st, 1928 in Iran.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1963 20 11 9
1964 5 5 0
1967 9 0 9
1969 8 0 8
1970 5 5 0
1971 20 7 13
1972 14 6 8
1973 13 0 13
1974 21 5 16
1975 30 7 23
1976 29 9 20
1977 42 14 28
1978 27 8 19
1979 24 10 14
1980 37 15 22
1981 36 17 19
1982 29 12 17
1983 24 12 12
1984 31 11 20
1985 38 14 24
1986 40 17 23
1987 37 16 21
1988 49 30 19
1989 57 23 34
1990 56 29 27
1991 42 18 24
1992 46 19 27
1993 58 28 30
1994 67 35 32
1995 70 43 27
1996 66 38 28
1997 74 49 25
1998 83 44 39
1999 113 65 48
2000 120 68 52
2001 139 81 58
2002 157 92 65
2003 168 107 61
2004 209 143 66
2005 178 113 65
2006 214 134 80
2007 189 120 69
2008 175 108 67
2009 252 166 86
2010 195 126 69
2011 232 157 75
2012 259 180 79
2013 247 170 77
2014 301 238 63
2015 390 333 57
2016 508 431 77
2017 622 565 57

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Popularity of Kalani as a first name

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Popularity of Kalani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kalani U.S.
  White 20.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 26.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kalani

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kalani

  • How Popular is the name Kalani? Kalani is the 3,408th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kalani was the 41,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kalani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,890 babies born with the first name Kalani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kalani to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kalani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kalani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kalani is Saturday, July 8th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Kalani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kalani was in 2017 with a total of 565 babies.
  • Random Kalani Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kalani ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Kalani: Your name in reverse order is Inalak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nliaak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kalani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 526 people with the last name Kalani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kalani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kalani as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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