Hawaiian Baby Names

Karen Frazier
Hawaiian toddler

Are you looking for a list of Hawaiian baby names? The Hawaiian language is a beautiful one, and it is possible to find a number of Hawaiian baby names with meanings that will suit the personality of your baby.

Hawaiian baby names are names that are in the Hawaiian language. True traditional Hawaiian names are unisex in nature, although names have evolved in such a way that girls typically have certain names, as do boys.

Traditional Hawaiian Naming Practices

Traditionally, names have been carefully chosen in the Hawaiian culture. Many traditional Hawaiian parents chose their babies' names from signs they receive from dreams or visions. Additionally, names in Hawaiian culture were traditionally hierarchical, depending on one's role in Hawaiian society. Certain names, for instance, were reserved for chiefs, such as names beginning in Keli'I and ending in lani.

Another traditional practice in Hawaiian naming practices is to relate an incident at the time of birth in the name.

Hawaiian Baby Names for Girls

  • A'ala - (fragrant, royal - this is a unisex name)
  • Abegaila - (my father is joy)
  • Ahe - (softly blowing breeze - this is a unisex name)
  • Ahonui - (patience)
  • Ahuahu - (healthy - this is a unisex name)
  • A'ia'i - (bright like the moon - this is a unisex name)
  • Ailana - (island - this is a unisex name)
  • Ailani - (chief - this is a unisex name)
  • Ainakea - (white land - this is a unisex name)
  • Akela - (noble)
  • Akahi - (for the first time - this is a unisex name)
  • Akau - (north or right - this is a unisex name)
  • Alamea - (precious)
  • Alana - (an offering)
  • Alanna - (rock)
  • Alaula - (light of dawn)
  • Aloha - (love)
  • Alohi - (brilliant)
  • Anani - (orange tree)
  • Anela - (angel)
  • Aolani - (heavenly cloud)
  • Edena - (renewal or rejuvenation)
  • Haimi - (the seeker)
  • Haleigha - (house of the rising sun)
  • Haunai - (heavenly dew)
  • Illima - (flower- - this is a unisex name)
  • Inoa - (name)
  • Iolana - (to soar like an eagle)
  • Io lani - (royal hawk - this is a unisex name)
  • iolani - (bird of heaven)
  • Kaili - (a diety)
  • Kal - (sea)
  • Kalama - (flaming torch)
  • Kalea - (bright)
  • Kalena - (pure)
  • Kamea - (meaning unknown, but has variations Kamea, Kamaya, Kammie)
  • Kanani - (beautiful)
  • Kanoa - (free)
  • Kapua - (blossom)
  • Kaulana - (famous)
  • Kawena - (the glow)
  • Ke'ala - (fragrant)
  • Keandra - (meaning unkown)
  • Keilana - (adored one)
  • Kiana - (moon goddess)
  • Kiele - (gardenia)
  • Kona - (south)
  • Konane - (bright)
  • Laka - (Goddess of the hula)
  • Lani - (heaven or sky)
  • Lanikai - (heavenly sea)
  • Lei - (Path of Lei's)
  • Leilani - (heavenly flower)
  • Lokelani - (small red rose)
  • Mahina - (moon)
  • Makani - (the wind - unisex name)
  • Malia - (calm)
  • mamo - (yellow bird)
  • Malu - (peacefulness)
  • Mele - (poem)
  • Mililani - (heavenly caress)
  • Mily - (beautiful)
  • Moana - (ocean)
  • Nalani - (the calm of the skies)
  • Noelani - (heavenly mist or a beautiful girl from heaven)
  • Okalani - (from heaven)
  • Okelani - (from heaven)
  • Oliana - (oleander)
  • Olina - (joyful - this is a unisex name)
  • Palila - (bird)
  • Peni - (weaver)
  • Pikake - (jasmine)
  • Pualani - (heavenly flower)
  • Roselani - (heavenly rose)
  • Uluwehi - (growing in beauty)
  • Wanika - (God's gracious gift)
  • Wainani - (beautiful water)
  • Wehiani - (heavenly adornment)

Hawaiian Baby Boy Names

  • A'amakualenalena - (swift, strong warrior)
  • Ai'la'ausd - (fire God)
  • Akamu - (red earth)
  • Akela - (happy)
  • Akiliano - (from Hadria)
  • Akoni - (the Antonius)
  • Alaka'I - (guide or leader)
  • Alekanekeio - (defending man)
  • Alekona - (old town)
  • Alika - (defender of mankind)
  • Alapai - (elf counsel)
  • Alebana -(from the city of Alba)
  • Alemana - (powerful man)
  • Alevina - (friend of elves)
  • Aloiki - (famed)
  • Aloisi - (famed)
  • Aukai - (seafarer)
  • Amosa - (encumbered)
  • Anadare - (man)
  • Anakale - (man)
  • Ano - (awe, reverence)
  • Apekalmoa - (my father is peace)
  • Apela - (breath)
  • Apikai - (gift of the father)
  • Bane - (long awaited child)
  • Ekewaka - (wealthy guardian)
  • Haoa - (chief)
  • Havika - (beloved)
  • Iokepa - (God will multiply)
  • Ionakana - (God gives)
  • Ka'eo - (victory)
  • Kahale - (home)
  • Kahoku - (star)
  • Kaholo - (the run)
  • Kainoa - (the name)
  • Kaipo - (sweetheart)
  • Kala - (the sun)
  • Kalama - (the torch)
  • Kalani - (of the heavens)
  • Kale - (strong and manly)
  • Kamaka - (the face)
  • Kamakani - (the wind)
  • Kawika - (beloved)
  • Keaka - (God's gracious gift)
  • Keawe - (strand)
  • Kekapa - (tapa cloth)
  • Kekipi - (rebel)
  • Kekoa - (brave one)
  • Keli'l - (the chief)
  • Keola - (life)
  • Keona - (God's gracious gift)
  • Kiele - (gardenia)
  • Kimo - (the supplanter)
  • Kimokea - (honoring God)
  • Klei - (vigilant)
  • Koma - (twin)
  • Kona - (south)
  • Konane - (bright)
  • Koukakala - (dark river)
  • Lani - (heaven or sky)
  • Lokela - (famous warrior)
  • Lono - (God of the harvest)
  • Lopaka - (shining fame)
  • Mahi'ai - (farmer)
  • Makani - (the wind)
  • Malkeo - (manly)
  • Mamo - (yellow bird)
  • Manu - (bird)
  • Meka - (eyes)
  • Mililani - (heavenly caress)
  • Nahele - (forest)
  • Nikolao - (victory of the people)
  • Nohea - (handsome)
  • Oliwa - (olive tree)
  • Onaona - (sweet fragrance)
  • Pakelika - (noble)
  • Palani - (free man)
  • Paulo - (little)
  • Pekelo - (stone)
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