Kalani is a gender-neutral name. It can be either feminine or masculine and would be a great choice for parents who prefer to keep the gender unknown until the big “D” day. Kalani simply means “of the heavens”. This name is extremely rare in the United States, the UK, and
basically anywhere but the islands of Hawaii. It is also a surname. This name is smooth and sophisticated. It brings to mind great eagles soaring among the clouds, strong thunderstorms, or even angelic beings. It's easy to see a beautiful little girl and woman with this name, as well as a brave little boy or charming man. Kalani will definitely be one of those names that make other people stop and ask questions and how often can people answer: oh, it’s Hawaiian…!