Hawaiian Names

Hawaiian Baby Names

Hawaiian names are the names used by the residents of Hawaii both by indigenous and non Hawaiians in Hawaii and other regions of the United States. They are the names used in the Hawaiian language. Hawaiian names have a unique meaning that reflects to the indivisible connection of the Hawaiian people and their culture with the sea, the earth and the universe. Traditional Hawaiian names are meaningful and inspiring, mostly given to a baby boy or baby girl at birth by the parents or by a ‘cupuna’ (family elder). Today Hawaiian names are usually used as a second or middle name and not as a first name as a reflection of western influence. Have a look at our Hawaiian origin baby names for more information about the origin of Hawaiian names.

A traditional Hawaiian baby name is typically chosen based on the following:
inoa po: name from the night; a name received in a dream.
inoa ho’ailona: name from a sign; a name received as a vision or mystic sign, name from a natural phenomenon.
inoa ‘ulaleo: called name; a name heard.
inoa ho’omanao: commemoration name for an event; honoring a person
inoa kupuna: a family name handed down; name of an ancestor
inoa ewe: a name based on behavior or personality.

Below you will find our wide selection of Hawaiian boy names and Hawaiian girl names, as categorized by our name experts research, our readers feedback and other sources. Click on a name to read the meaning, popularity, pronunciation and other useful information.