"heavenly flower"

Leilani Origin and Meaning

The name Leilani is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "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. Leilani is also one of the top baby names in Hawaii.
# 59 in the US

Leilani Rank in US Top 1000

# 554 on Nameberry

Leilani Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Leilani

  • Leilani Maaja MunterAmerican racing driver
  • Leilani JonesAmerican actress
  • Leilani SarelleAmerican actress
  • Leilani Seamah MitchellAmerican,Australian basketball player
  • Leilani BishopAmerican fashion model
  • Leilani Kairing name of Patty Seymour, American pro wrestler
  • LeiLani R. JonesMiss Washington USA 2007
  • Leilani LeeaneAmerican adult model and actress
  • Leilani DowdingEnglish model, television personality; Miss Great Britain 1998

Leilani in Pop Culture

  • Leilanicharacter 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

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