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Meaning of Leilani

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The name Leilani has the following meaning:

Heavenly flower. This name carries a strong "island" connotation and is a favourite with parents who love exotic names. Popular in America.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Leilani is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 383 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Leilani rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 14 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 264 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Leilani in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Leilani is pronounced as lay-luh-nee


Leilani originates from the Hawaiian language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Leilani and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Leilani: Boys - Keanu, Girls - Alani, Loni, Maleah, Malia, Maliyah, Nalani, Napua, Both genders - Bailee, Barbara, Cecil, Clifford, Clyde, Edith


Popular Variants for the name Leilani: Lalanea, Lalaney, Lalani, Lalanie, Lalany, Laylani, Leilanea, Leilanee, Leilaney, Leilany


Common nicknames for the name Leilani are: Lani


We think the name Leilani should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Leilani to be: A simple, motherly homebody

In one word, you might describe Leilani as a(n) "simple" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Leilani (or its variants) are:

Libby Davies, born on 27 February, a famous politician. Libby Davies's background: Canadian Member of Parliament, She is part of the New Democratic Party, and she represents the riding of Vancouver East in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was recently named Deputy Leader of the federal NDP, jointly with Thomas Mulcair.
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