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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 Malani

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Malani means "Island" and is of English origin.
Other origins: Spanish

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Alt. Meaning

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

N is for nifty, how neat!

I is for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Notable Persons Named Malani

Malani Bulathsinhala was a musician. She was most prominent from 2001 to 2001. Malani was born Malani Bulathsinhala in Boralesgamuwa. She breathed her last breath on March 29th, 2001.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Malani

Sandeep Malani is a film director, film actor, screenplay writer, documentary film maker, choreographer, film critic, and screenwriter. He was most active from 1991 to present. Sandeep was born Sandeep Malani on November 19th, 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Mahesh is also known as Dr Sahib.



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 6 6 0
1981 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1993 5 5 0
1996 9 9 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 10 10 0
1999 5 5 0
2000 6 6 0
2001 11 11 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 19 19 0
2005 48 48 0
2006 40 40 0
2007 34 34 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 58 58 0
2010 70 70 0
2011 104 104 0
2012 115 115 0
2013 83 83 0
2014 103 103 0
2015 196 196 0
2016 208 208 0
2017 287 287 0

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Popularity of Malani as a first name

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Popularity of Malani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Malani U.S.
  White 15.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 66.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 7.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Malani

People with the last name Malani are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Malani

  • How Popular is the name Malani? Malani is the 8,107th most popular name of all time. As a last name Malani was the 77,788th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Malani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,505 babies born with the first name Malani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malani to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Malani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malani is Sunday, October 24th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Malani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malani was in 2017 with a total of 287 babies.
  • Random Malani Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malani is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Malani: Your name in reverse order is Inalam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Almain. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Malani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 246 people with the last name Malani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Malani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Malani as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.