Lani

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7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
336
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lani

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  • A user from Louisiana, United States says the name Lani is of Hawaiian origin and means "Heaven".
  • A user from Oklahoma, United States says the name Lani is of Hawaiian origin and means "Sky, Heaven".
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Notable Persons Named Lani

Desi Lydic is an actress, comedienne, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Desi was given the name Lani Desmonet Lydic on June 30th, 1981 in Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

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Lani Hall is a jazz, music of latin america, pop music, and brazilians singing, lyricist, author, and record producer. She plays Percussion instrument and Vocals. She was most active from 1965 to present. Lani was given the name Leilani Hall on November 6th, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lani is also known as Lani Hall Alpert.

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Lani O'Grady was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to 1969. Lani was given the name Lanita Rose Agrati on October 2nd, 1954 in Walnut Creek, California, US. Lani is also known as Agrati and Lanita Rose. She breathed her last breath on September 25th, 2001.

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Lani Minella is a voice actress, casting director, voice director, producer, director, sound designer, recording director, and voice acting. Lani was born in United States.

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Lani was born on November 4th, 1955 in Auckland, New Zealand. Lani is also known as John Tupu; Larney Tupu.

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Lani Misalucha is a music of the philippines, pinoy rock, jazz, and classical music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Lani was given the name Lani Bayot on August 3rd, 1969. Lani is also known as Asia's Nightingale and The Siren of the Strip.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lani

Maria was born on June 24th, 1895 in Kolno. She breathed her last breath in 1954.

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Hriday Lani is a script and dialogues writer.

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Emanuel Lani is an athlete for the Persiwa U-21.

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Joseph Lani is a sports team member for the Marist Fire F.C.

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Tomas de Lani is an athlete for the FC Porto de Macau.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1938 16 16 0
1939 21 15 6
1940 45 37 8
1941 50 43 7
1942 39 39 0
1943 36 36 0
1944 66 59 7
1945 67 67 0
1946 83 73 10
1947 101 101 0
1948 82 74 8
1949 74 67 7
1950 85 76 9
1951 88 81 7
1952 74 66 8
1953 91 86 5
1954 118 109 9
1955 86 80 6
1956 106 106 0
1957 93 93 0
1958 100 100 0
1959 97 97 0
1960 110 105 5
1961 111 100 11
1962 88 88 0
1963 75 75 0
1964 90 85 5
1965 62 57 5
1966 89 84 5
1967 102 102 0
1968 95 95 0
1969 96 96 0
1970 138 133 5
1971 96 96 0
1972 78 78 0
1973 64 64 0
1974 76 76 0
1975 76 76 0
1976 79 79 0
1977 68 68 0
1978 103 98 5
1979 143 143 0
1980 142 142 0
1981 113 113 0
1982 101 95 6
1983 77 77 0
1984 65 65 0
1985 84 79 5
1986 65 65 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 65 65 0
1989 72 72 0
1990 89 89 0
1991 81 75 6
1992 95 89 6
1993 82 82 0
1994 62 62 0
1995 67 67 0
1996 45 45 0
1997 43 43 0
1998 66 66 0
1999 73 73 0
2000 86 86 0
2001 101 96 5
2002 130 130 0
2003 118 118 0
2004 138 132 6
2005 142 142 0
2006 127 127 0
2007 120 120 0
2008 95 95 0
2009 98 98 0
2010 90 90 0
2011 76 76 0
2012 71 71 0
2013 74 74 0
2014 71 71 0
2015 66 66 0
2016 78 78 0
2017 78 78 0

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Popularity of Lani as a first name

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Popularity of Lani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lani U.S.
  White 64.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lani

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

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Fun Facts about the name Lani

  • How Popular is the name Lani? Lani is the 3,147th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lani was the 60,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,782 babies born with the first name Lani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lani 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 Lani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lani is Tuesday, August 12th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Lani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lani was in 1979 with a total of 143 babies.
  • Random Lani Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lani ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 23 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Lani: Your name in reverse order is Inal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nali. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336 people with the last name Lani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lani as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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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