I created this name a few years ago for a novel I wrote. It's basically "Alison" and "Melanie" blended together. My character is a strong, out going girl who is a good people-person. She has had many hard struggles but over comes them with eventually.

The most popular spelling for this name is Alani, which has been in use in the USA since 1970. It started becoming more popular in the 1990s, and as of 2012 had been more popular than it ever was. It is most likely a modern take on Alana and names ending in -lani.
See Also: Alison, Melanie

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