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Gender: Female Meaning of Leilani: "a heavenly flower" Origin of Leilani: Hawaiian Leilani's Popularity in 2017: #129

The name Leilani is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "a heavenly flower". Leilani is ranked #129 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Girls with middles".

From the experts:

A lovely Hawaiian name with a lovely meaning that's getting more popular with the trend for girls' names starting with L....and even better, containing two Ls.

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Famous People Named Leilani

Leilani Maaja Munter, American racing driver
Leilani Jones, American actress
Leilani Sarelle, American actress
Leilani Seamah Mitchell, American-Australian basketball player
Leilani Bishop, American fashion model
Leilani Kai, ring name of Patty Seymour, American pro wrestler
LeiLani R. Jones, Miss Washington USA 2007
Leilani Leeane, American adult model and actress
Leilani Dowding, English model, television personality; Miss Great Britain 1998

Pop Culture References for the name Leilani

Leilani, character in video game "Animal Crossing: New Leaf"
"Sweet Leilani," song written by Harry Owens, inspired by his daughter Leilani
"Leilani," song by the Hoodoo Gurus


abertawe Says:



Eleri Gwenllian Says:


So beautiful - exquisite in fact. It makes me think of cream-coloured blossoms and sandy beaches and azure skies! I love Leila too but Leilani is somehow more enchanting and special.

Celeste Chavez Says:


My sister's baby was just born an hour ago. Her name is Laylani, so excited to be an aunt and godmother! 😊

Leilani Says:


Hi my name is Leilani and I LOVE my name it is so pretty but sometimes in school kids make fun of me and say it is a stupid and weird name but I stand up and say "I love my name and I really don't care if you don't like it because it is my name and I love it"

Maevetbrennan Says:


So pretty!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I knew someone with this name. It was lay-lah-nee.

servals_ Says:


I like this name but is it pronounced lay-lah-nee or lie-lah-nee?

DaisyMaisie Says:



Guest Says:


I used to have a strong opinion about this name (which I most certainly will not write) but now that I'm learning the history of Hawaiian names I have warmed up to this gem!

AmaliaJane90 Says:


Definitely going to use this name for my future daughter. Love it a lot.

Alicia1 Says:


I love this name! Gorgeous!

Alicia1 Says:


Sounds hawaiian, I think it is very pretty!