Meaning and Origin of: Alani

The name Alani comes from a Hawaiian word meaning "orange tree."
Alani meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hawaiian: Orange tree; Precious; Fragrant

What Does Alani Mean and Stand For? 

The name Alani comes from a Hawaiian word meaning "orange tree." The name Alani can also mean "precious" and "fragrant." 


Syllables: 3

What Does the Name Alani Mean? 

Alani is a girls' name of Hawaiian origin, meaning "precious" or "Orange tree." The name Alani may also be a variation of Alana, or a feminine version of Alan.

Although the name has long been popular in Hawaii, Alani has been growing in popularity across the Continental United States in the past decade. 

How Popular is the Name Alani? 

Alani is the #221 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. It has become increasingly popular each year, moving up from #984 in just 16 years. It even ranks #1 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alani was at its peak popularity in April 2022. 

Popularity of the Name Alani in the United States

Alani was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Hawaii 
  • Kentucky
  • Texas
  • Ohio 
  • North Dakota 

Famous People Named Alani and Alani in Pop Culture 

Famous Alani's include American DJ and TV personality Alani "La La" Anthony. 

Alani "Loa" Ryan is a fictional character in the X-Men comic series. 

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