Usage Hawaiian (Modern, Rare)
Pronounced Pron. may-LAH-nee, meh-ee-LAH-nee
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 5/14/2016
Possibly synthetic Hawaiian name influenced by Melanie and/or Leilani using the Hawaiian element lani "heavenly." Used very rarely in the US, mainly California and Hawaii, since the 1980s or earlier. Recent usage is probably influenced by TV personality Jenni "JWoww" Farley, who named a daughter Meilani in 2014.