Leilani Name Meaning

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Fact: In Hawaiian culture, leis are often given as a symbol of love, friendship, and celebration, adding to the name’s positive connotations.

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A Deep Dive

Leilani Overview

Meaning

Heavenly garland of flowers, royal child

Gender

Girl

Origin

Hawaiian

Etymology

Derived from the Hawaiian words “lei,” meaning “flower” or “child,” and “lani,” meaning “heaven” or “sky.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˌleɪˈlɑːni/

Popularity

Leilani is a popular name in Hawaii and has gained recognition in other English-speaking countries. Recently, Leilani has consistently ranked within the top 100 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Exotic, Nature-inspired, Cute

Associated Traits

Graceful, serene, loving, nature-inspired

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

The name Leilani has cultural significance in Hawaii, often associated with nature and beauty.
A Deep Dive

Leilani Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Leilana, Leilany, Laylani, Leilanie, Leilanni

Common Nicknames

Lei, Lani, Leila, Lala, Lily

Diminutives

Lani, Leila, Lani, Nani, Lilo

Famous People

  • Leilani Kai
    (American Wrestler)
  • Leilani Bishop
    (American Model)
  • Leilani Dowding
    (British Model)
  • Leilani Mitchell
    (American-Australian Basketball Player)
  • Leilani Munter
    (American Racing Driver)
  • Leilani Jones
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Leilani
    ("Finding ʻOhana," Film)
  • Leilani R.
    ("Hawaii Five-0," TV Series)
  • Leilani
    ("Leilani and the Three Kingdoms," Novel)
  • Leilani
    ("Lilo & Stitch: The Series," TV Series)
  • Leilani
    ("The Real World: Hawaii," TV Series)

Places

  • Leilani Estates
    (Hawaii, USA)
  • Leilani Park
    (California, USA)
  • Leilani River
    (Queensland, Australia)
  • Leilani Beach
    (Hawaii, USA)
  • Leilani Gardens
    (New Zealand)

What Is the Meaning of Leilani?

Leilani means “heavenly flower” in Hawaiian. Carrying this name often means being gentle and nurturing, often associated with beauty, grace, and a serene nature.

What Is the Origin of The Name Leilani?

Leilani has Hawaiian origins. It is a combination of the Hawaiian words “lei,” which means “flower,” and “lani,” which means “heavenly” or “royal.” The name has been used in Hawaiian culture for generations and has recently gained popularity in other parts of the world due to its exotic and melodic sound.

Leilani Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Leilani in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#672021#592022#612023
Top 3 Rankings#592022#612023#672021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Leilani

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202361
(-2 from 2022)
3543
(-319 from 2022)
0.20255
202259
(+8 from 2021)
3862
(+379 from 2021)
0.21538
202167
(+25 from 2020)
3483
(+598 from 2020)
0.19441
202092
(+15 from 2019)
2885
(+188 from 2019)
0.16321
2019107
(+13 from 2018)
2697
(+179 from 2018)
0.14699
2018120
(+9 from 2017)
2518
(+236 from 2017)
0.13540
2017129
(+30 from 2016)
2282
(+314 from 2016)
0.12079
2016159
(+19 from 2015)
1968
(+162 from 2015)
0.10166
2015178
(+40 from 2014)
1806
(+267 from 2014)
0.09257
2014218
(+13 from 2013)
1539
(+149 from 2013)
0.07867
2013231
(-6 from 2012)
1390
(-23 from 2012)
0.07211
2012225
(+19 from 2011)
1413
(+109 from 2011)
0.07286
2011244
(+23 from 2010)
1304
(+78 from 2010)
0.06730
2010267
(-2 from 2009)
1226
(-17 from 2009)
0.06253
2009265
(+11 from 2008)
1243
(+13 from 2008)
0.06138
2008276
(+10 from 2007)
1230
(+42 from 2007)
0.05905
2007286
(+24 from 2006)
1188
(+121 from 2006)
0.05613
2006310
(+24 from 2005)
1067
(+113 from 2005)
0.05104
2005334
(+7 from 2004)
954
(+17 from 2004)
0.04700
2004341
(+12 from 2003)
937
(+54 from 2003)
0.04644
2003353
(+87 from 2002)
883
(+223 from 2002)
0.04401
2002440
(+28 from 2001)
660
(+67 from 2001)
0.03342
2001468
(+53 from 2000)
593
(+88 from 2000)
0.02994
2000521
(+108 from 1999)
505
(+130 from 1999)
0.02530
1999629
(+107 from 1998)
375
(+79 from 1998)
0.01926
1998736
(+29 from 1997)
296
(+21 from 1997)
0.01527
1997765
(+166 from 1996)
275
(+66 from 1996)
0.01440
1996931
(+149 from 1995)
209
(+44 from 1995)
0.01090
19951080
(-124 from 1994)
165
(-29 from 1994)
0.00859
1994956
(+40 from 1993)
194
(+8 from 1993)
0.00995
1993996
(+150 from 1992)
186
(+32 from 1992)
0.00943
19921146
(-2 from 1991)
154
(-1 from 1991)
0.00768
19911144
(-35 from 1990)
155
(-2 from 1990)
0.00762
19901109
(+9 from 1989)
157
(+9 from 1989)
0.00764
19891118
(-26 from 1988)
148
(+4 from 1988)
0.00743
19881092
(-6 from 1987)
144
(+4 from 1987)
0.00749
19871086
(-99 from 1986)
140
(-19 from 1986)
0.00747
1986987
No change from 1985
159
(+5 from 1985)
0.00862
1985987
(+24 from 1984)
154
(+13 from 1984)
0.00834
19841011
(-117 from 1983)
141
(-28 from 1983)
0.00782
1983894
(-8 from 1982)
169
(-4 from 1982)
0.00944
1982886
(-91 from 1981)
173
(-30 from 1981)
0.00954
1981795
(-53 from 1980)
203
(-20 from 1980)
0.01135
1980742
(+213 from 1979)
223
(+70 from 1979)
0.01252
1979955
(-119 from 1978)
153
(-24 from 1978)
0.00888
1978836
(+116 from 1977)
177
(+32 from 1977)
0.01077
1977952
(-22 from 1976)
145
(+6 from 1976)
0.00881
1976930
(+136 from 1975)
139
(+29 from 1975)
0.00884
19751066
(-102 from 1974)
110
(-18 from 1974)
0.00705
1974964
(+9 from 1973)
128
(+6 from 1973)
0.00817
1973973
(+174 from 1972)
122
(+27 from 1972)
0.00785
19721147
(-123 from 1971)
95
(-25 from 1971)
0.00589
19711024
(-27 from 1970)
120
(-5 from 1970)
0.00685
1970997
(-22 from 1969)
125
(+4 from 1969)
0.00682
1969975
(-9 from 1968)
121
(+6 from 1968)
0.00686
1968966
(+18 from 1967)
115
(+8 from 1967)
0.00673
1967984
(+159 from 1966)
107
(+21 from 1966)
0.00623
19661143
(-54 from 1965)
86
(-6 from 1965)
0.00490
19651089
(+121 from 1964)
92
(+9 from 1964)
0.00503
19641210
(-111 from 1963)
83
(-15 from 1963)
0.00424
19631099
(-107 from 1962)
98
(-19 from 1962)
0.00493
1962992
(+109 from 1961)
117
(+18 from 1961)
0.00577
19611101
(+36 from 1960)
99
(+8 from 1960)
0.00477
19601137
(+47 from 1959)
91
(+10 from 1959)
0.00438
19591184
(-132 from 1958)
81
(-18 from 1958)
0.00390
19581052
(+84 from 1957)
99
(+13 from 1957)
0.00479
19571136
(-31 from 1956)
86
(-1 from 1956)
0.00410
19561105
(+204 from 1955)
87
(+28 from 1955)
0.00422
19551309
(+83 from 1954)
59
(+7 from 1954)
0.00294
19541392
(-93 from 1953)
52
(-4 from 1953)
0.00261
19531299
(-63 from 1952)
56
(-3 from 1952)
0.00290
19521236
(-46 from 1951)
59
(-2 from 1951)
0.00310
19511190
(-117 from 1950)
61
(-13 from 1950)
0.00330
19501073
(+36 from 1949)
74
(+8 from 1949)
0.00421
19491109
(-94 from 1948)
66
(-8 from 1948)
0.00376
19481015
(+6 from 1947)
74
(-1 from 1947)
0.00425
19471021
(-51 from 1946)
75
(+1 from 1946)
0.00413
1946970
(-81 from 1945)
74
(+2 from 1945)
0.00459
1945889
(-39 from 1944)
72
(-8 from 1944)
0.00535
1944850
(-62 from 1943)
80
(-17 from 1943)
0.00585
1943788
(-29 from 1942)
97
(-2 from 1942)
0.00676
1942759
(+9 from 1941)
99
(+11 from 1941)
0.00712
1941768
(-16 from 1940)
88
(+3 from 1940)
0.00706
1940752
(-64 from 1939)
85
(-13 from 1939)
0.00720
1939688
(-6 from 1938)
98
(-3 from 1938)
0.00864
1938682
(+70 from 1937)
101
(+20 from 1937)
0.00885
1937752
(+2351 from 1936)
81
(+73 from 1936)
0.00735
19363103
(-177 from 1935)
8
(-1 from 1935)
0.00074
19352926
(-360 from 1934)
9
(-2 from 1934)
0.00083
19342566
(+840 from 1933)
11
(+4 from 1933)
0.00102
19333406
(+162 from 1932)
7
No change from 1932
0.00067
19323568
(-1363 from 1931)
7
(-7 from 1931)
0.00063
19312205
(+850 from 1930)
14
(+5 from 1930)
0.00127
19303055
(-318 from 1929)
9
(-2 from 1929)
0.00077
19292737
(+2114 from 1926)
11
(+6 from 1926)
0.00095
19280
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19270
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19264851
(-1735 from 1925)
5
(-5 from 1925)
0.00041
19253116
(+277 from 1924)
10
(+1 from 1924)
0.00079
19243393
(+983 from 1923)
9
(+3 from 1923)
0.00069
19234376
(-721 from 1922)
6
(-2 from 1922)
0.00048
19223655
(+368 from 1921)
8
(+1 from 1921)
0.00064
19214023
(+228 from 1919)
7
(+1 from 1919)
0.00055
19200
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19194251
(+343 from 1917)
6
(+1 from 1917)
0.00051
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19174594
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00044
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Leilani

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#402021#372022#412023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#352021#212022#242023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#522021#482022#552023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1032021#942022#1122023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#502021#462022#562023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#502021#262022#322023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#272021#342022#252023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#532021#372022#352023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#692021#522022#692023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#982021#902022#912023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#942021#1002022#992023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1302021#1382022#1222023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#792021#712022#922023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#632021#582022#822023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1512021#1122022#1212023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#412021#472022#552023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#682021#532022#572023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#872021#652022#892023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1512021#1212022#1452023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1962021#1452022#1502023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1472021#672022#902023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1732021#1222022#1142023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1182021#752022#1462023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#222021#192022#232023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#672021#752022#712023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1472021#702022#642023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1382021#1752022#922023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#982021#892022#562023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1972021#1652022#1062023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1122021#1112022#732023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#2372021#2102022#1772023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1612021#1842022#2292023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#622021#392022#1372023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1632021#1932022#1932023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1942021#2272022#1992023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1122021#752022#1092023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1262021#1052022#642023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#162021#462022#362023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1642021#1052022#1162023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1562021#1482022#1842023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#842019#2082020#632022

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1252021#832022#1262023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1312015#1802019#1072022

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2072021#3002022#2142023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1862021#1842022#2352023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#2332018#2372022

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2132022

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2382020

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#2222022

Popularity Rankings for Leilani in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#312009#362011#72020

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2532019#2122021#1862022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3012021#1912022#2092023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#2592020#2092021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#4392014

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#9712021#5452022#5872023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#9722018#6432020#6742021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#9392020#8842021#6812022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#7622022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Leilani a Name for Boys or Girls?

Leilani is a girl’s name. Its soft and elegant sound, along with its association with flowers and heavenly beauty, makes it a fitting choice for girls.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Leilani

  • Leilana
  • Leilany
  • Laylani
  • Leilanie
  • Leilanni
  • Lani
  • Nani
  • Lilo
  • Anneliese
  • Corinne
  • Daphne
  • Lucille
  • Mireille
  • Seraphina
  • Estelle
  • Camille
  • Delphine
  • Odette
  • Marigold

Leilani in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Leilani Kai (Wrestler, born 1960): An American professional wrestler and former WWF Women's Champion.
  • Leilani Bishop (Model, born 1976): An American fashion model and actress known for her work in the 1990s.
  • Leilani Dowding (Model, born 1980): A British glamour model and television personality.
  • Leilani Mitchell (Basketball Player, born 1985): An American-Australian professional basketball player who plays in the WNBA.
  • Leilani Munter (Racing Driver, born 1974): An American race car driver and environmental activist.
  • Leilani Jones (Actress, born 1957): An American actress known for her roles in musical theater, including her Tony Award-winning performance in "Grind."
  • Leilani ("The Lovebirds," 2020 Film): A romantic comedy about a couple who gets unintentionally involved in a murder mystery.
  • "Leilani" (1995 Song by The Hoodoo Gurus): A rock song that tells the story of a tragic romance.
  • Leilani ("Leilani's Island," 2019 TV Series): Follows a young woman named Leilani who embarks on various adventures in a tropical paradise.
  • Leilani ("Finding ʻOhana," 2021 Film): A young girl who goes on a treasure hunt in Hawaii, learning about her heritage along the way.
  • Leilani R. ("Hawaii Five-0," 2010 TV Series): A character who appears in the crime drama series set in Hawaii.
  • Leilani ("Leilani and the Three Kingdoms," 2022 Novel): A fantasy novel where a heroine named Leilani sets out to unite three warring kingdoms.
  • Leilani ("Lilo & Stitch: The Series," 2003 TV Series): A character in the animated series who interacts with the main characters, Lilo and Stitch.
  • Leilani ("The Real World: Hawaii," 1999 TV Series): A cast member on the reality TV show known for exploring social issues and personal relationships.
  • "Leilani's Lullaby" (2018 Album by Leilani Wolfgramm): A reggae album by the artist Leilani Wolfgramm.
  • Leilani ("Moana," 2016 Film): A minor character who is part of Moana's village and culture.
  • Leilani Estates (Hawaii, USA): A residential subdivision on the Big Island of Hawaii, known for its lush surroundings and proximity to active lava flows.
  • Leilani Park (California, USA): A public park in Los Angeles known for its playgrounds and recreational facilities.
  • Leilani River (Queensland, Australia): A river in Queensland known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for fishing and boating.
  • Leilani Beach (Hawaii, USA): A beach on the island of Oahu known for its white sand and clear waters, popular for surfing and swimming.
  • Leilani Gardens (New Zealand): A botanical garden known for its diverse plant collections and peaceful walking paths.
  • Leilani Creek (California, USA): A creek in northern California, known for its picturesque setting and outdoor activities.
  • Leilani Lake (Ontario, Canada): A lake in Ontario, popular for its serene environment and water-based recreational activities.
  • Leilani Island (Fiji): A small island known for its pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs.
  • Leilani Road (Texas, USA): A scenic road in Texas known for its beautiful landscapes and rural charm.
  • Leilani Bay (British Columbia, Canada): A bay on the coast of British Columbia, known for its stunning views and marine life.

Similar Names to Leilani

  • Kalani
  • Melani
  • Nalani
  • Elani
  • Keilani
  • Alani
  • Iliana
  • Liliana
  • Mahalia
  • Elara
  • Azalea
  • Dahlia
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Flora
  • Zinnia
  • Rosalie
  • Paloma
  • Seren
  • Celestia

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  • Program: Bachelor’s degree in Education Faculty
  • Focus: Core knowledge of social sciences and humanities – the root for the development of progressive values of education, Multicultural communication in education, Contemporary education in the context of globalization, Learning in the digital technology era, Basic issues of STEAM education, Classroom Management, Special education.

3. Oregon State University, Oregan, US

  • Program: Bachelor’s degree in Faculty of Human Development and Family Sciences – Child Development
  • Focus: Different stages of development, from infancy to adulthood; Develop a strong foundation for a career in early childhood programs or classrooms; Learn strategies for supporting young children’s development in early childhood settings.

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