US Popularity:2142
Origin:African
Meaning:Mighty, great, strong
Tenacity and strength are always qualities to hope for in baby, and with the name Jelani, you may just get what you wish for. African in origin, Jelani means “strong,” “great,” or “mighty,” and is most often used by African-American parents. Pronounced Jeh-LAHN-ee, this gender-neutral name will give baby a legacy of fortitude that will always make them proud.

Jelani Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jelani is currently #1710 on The Bump
Boy:Jelani is currently #1217 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Jelani is currently #950 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jelani is currently #2142 in U.S. births
Boy:Jelani is currently #3080 in U.S. births
Girl:Jelani is currently #4116 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#4116
in 2022
+ 1591
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • Behind the Name, Jelani, January 2022

  • The Name Book by Dorothy Astoria. pg. 151

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