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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hawaiian : Sea and sky 

What Does Kailani Mean and Stand For? 

The name Kailani is a Hawaiian name meaning "sea and sky". This trendy girl name has become a popular choice since 2013 when it first appeared on the baby name charts. 


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How Popular Is The Name Kailani

Famous people who gave their babies this name

What Does the Name Kailani Mean? 

Kailani is a girls' name of Hawaiian origin, meaning "Sea and sky". The name Kailani has long been popular in Hawaii, but it has only just become popular across the continental U.S. 

Kailani has had a boom in popularity since first appearing on the baby name top 1,000 charts in 2013. 

How Popular is the Name Kailani 

Kailani is the #275 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has had a recent boom in popularity, jumping from #965 to #275 in just nine years! 

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According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Kailani was at its peak popularity in June 2019. 

Popularity of the Name Kailani in the United States

Kailani was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Hawaii
  • California 
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • New Jersey 

Famous People Named Kailani and Kailani in Pop Culture 

Famous Kailani's include Australian figure skater Kailani Craine. Actress Alexis Knapp named her daughter Kailani. 

Variations and Nicknames for Kailani 

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