Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ailani (EYE-law-nee) is a Hawaiian girl's name meaning "chief," which makes it a very powerful yet feminine name. If you're thinking about nicknames, you could call her Ali, Aia, Lani, Aila (sounds like Isla) or even Annie. This name does not rank in the U.S. top 1000, but it's not too far away - in 2015 Ailani was given to 206 and it is only going up. Perhaps with the new Disney movie Moana, this and other Hawaiian names will gain interest.