Leilani

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leilani

  1. A female given name borrowed from Hawaiian.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lei (a lei; a child) + lani (heavenly, royal); "heavenly lei, royal child".

Proper noun[edit]

Leilani

  1. A female given name, popular since the end of the 19th century.
  2. A male given name; rare compared to the female name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986, page 200
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not appear in 19th century marriage records. Early examples:
    Leilani Mossman (female), married in 1912, Honolulu
    Edward Leilani Paaluhi, married in 1913, Molokai
  • Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names by State: Leilani was included in the top hundred first names for girls born in the State of Hawaii in 1961-1963 and 1967-2007.