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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hawaiian: Sea and sky

What does Kehlani mean and stand for?

The name Kehlani is of Hawaiian origin and means "sea and sky." It is a variation of both Kalani and Kailani.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Kehlani


According to Social Security Administration data, Kehlani has risen dramatically since entering the scene at 870 in 2016. In 2020, it broke the top 200 for the first time, ranking in at 168. It is still much more popular than its sister spelling, Kalani.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Kehlani was at its peak popularity in April 2018.

Kehlani instantly rose in popularity after R&B singer Kehlani Ashley Parrish became popular in 2016. Since there aren't many other notable namesakes, the sharp rise is solely attributed to her impact.

Where is it Popular?

Kehlani was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Kehlani

  • KeKe
  • Lani

Pairs well with these middle names

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