Gender: Female Meaning of Leilani: "a heavenly flower" Origin of Leilani: Hawaiian Leilani's Popularity in 2019: #107

Leilani Origin and Meaning

The name Leilani is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "a heavenly flower".

Leilani is derived from the Hawaiian elements lei, meaning “flower,” and lani, “heavenly.” It can also be translated as “royal child,” as lani is connected to high-birth and aristocracy, and leis—flower garlands worn around the neck—are associated with children. “Sweet Leilani” is an Academy Award-winning song by Bing Crosby.

Leilani is getting more popular with the trend for girls' names starting with L...and even better, containing two Ls.

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Rank in US: #107

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Sunshinebee Says:


It's a beautiful name! I'm really surprised to hear kids make fun of it.

My_Name_Amina Says:


This is the best name ot there

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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?

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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!