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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elani mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Elani

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Elani means "The meaning of elani is light or sky princess".
  2. 2 submissions from the United Kingdom agree the name Elani means "Light, Pacesetter" and is of American origin.
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Elani means "Light from the soul" and is of Greek origin.
  4. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Elani means "Light. One who spreads light or good energy" and is of African origin.
  5. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Elani means "Light".
  6. According to a user from Australia, the name Elani means "Sky princess".
  7. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Elani means "Precious".
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Fun Facts about the name Elani

  • How Popular is the name Elani? Elani is the 9,979th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,141 babies born with the first name Elani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elani to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elani is Tuesday, May 22nd, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Elani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elani was in 2019 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Elani Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elani is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Elani: The name spelled backwards is Inale. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ianel. How do you pronounce that?
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