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First Names Beginning in "F" Translated into Hawaiian!

We feature over 4,000 phonetic Hawaiian name translations. This is a great resource if  if you are looking for a baby/pet name or to translate the names of your Hawaii theme party guests. 

When outsiders began visiting Hawaii adaptations were made to “translate” non-Hawaiian names to “Hawaiian names” phonetically based on the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. The 5 vowels a,e,i,o and u as well as the 8 consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, w and ' (which is called a glottle stop) make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet. In the Hawaiian language a consonant is always followed by a vowel which also means all Hawaiian words end in a vowel. Please note that the glottal stop is not used in phonetic name translations, just literal Hawaiian words.

Names and words are more easily pronounced when they are broken down into single syllable chunks. Take the name of Hawaii ’s state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and pronounce it hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a.  Phonetically pronounced who-moo-who-moo-new-coo-new-coo-ah-poo-ah-ah. Sometimes the letter W is pronounced the same as V as in the traditional pronunciation of Hawai'i which is phonetically pronounced huh-vi-ee rather than huh-why-ee. 

Stressed vowels
a - ah, as in car: aloha
e - a, as in may: nene
i - ee
, as in bee: honi
o - oh
, as in so: mahalo
u - oo
, as in spoon: kapu
Unstressed vowels
a - a, as in about: ali`i
e - eh, as in met: kane

A traditional Hawaiian name has a specific meaning behind it and is given to a child when they are born by a family elder.  The child is typically named after something that came to a family elder in a dream, by distinguishing characteristics the child displays when born, or characteristics the family would like the child to display. For example the woman’s name Lani means Heavenly.

The Hawaiian translations we provide are phonetic and have no intentional literal meanings. The translations are done based on the sounds the name makes when said and the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. Because there are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian language there are many names which sound similar and have the same phonetic translation. In order to obtain a literal translation of a name you would need to know the literal meaning the name then translate it to the same exact meaning in Hawaiian. We do not offer this type of service.


Faafe - Pape
Fabi - Papi
Fabian - Papiano
Fabiana - Papiana
Fabio - Papio
Fabiola - Papiola

Fabre'Ante - Papale'anake
Fabrice - Papalike
Fabrizio - Papalikio
Fadi - Paki
Fadillah - Pakilaha
Fadra - Pakala
Faelynn - Paeline
Fagan - Pakana
Fahamida - Pahamika
Fairuza - Pailuka
Fairy - Paili
Faith -Manaoio
Faiz - Paike
Faiza - Paika
Faizah - Paikaha
Falanda - Palanaka
Falcon - Palakonu
Falia - Palia
Falisha - Palika
Fallan - Palana
Fallon - Palonu
Fallyn - Paline
Fancy - Panaki
Fane - Pane
Fang - Pana
Fani - Pani
Fannie - Panie
Fanny - Pane
FaNon - Panonu
Fanya - Pania
Fapima - Papima
Faraz - Palaka
Faree - Pale
Faren - Paleni
Farid - Palike
Farida - Palika
Fariha - Paliha
Farina - Palina
Faris - Palike
Farley - Palei
Farnaz - Palanaka
Farnsworth - Palanakawoku
Farrah - Palaha
Farren - Paleni
Farriz - Palike
Farrol - Palolu
Farron - Palonu
Farros - Paloku
Farry - Pali
Faruq - Paluko
Fary - Pali
Fasil - Pakile
Fatima - Pakima
Faun - Pauno
Faustina - Paukina
Faustino - Paukino
Fausto - Pauko
Fawad - Pawaka
Fawn - Pawana
Fawzia - Pawakia
Fay - Pei
FayAnn - Paiana
Faydre - Paikele
Faye - Paie
Fayetta - Paieka
Fazeica - Pakeika
Fe - Pe
Feather - Peakeli
Febelyn - Pepeline
Febie - Pepie
Fedak - Pekaka
Fedelmia - Pekelimia
Federico - Pekeliko
Fedie - Pekie
Fedro - Pekilo
Feerman - Pelimana
Feji - Peii
Fel - Peli
Felecia - Pelekia
Felice - Pelike
Felichi - Peliki
Felicia - Pelikia
Feliciana - Pelikiana
Felicidad - Pelikikaka
Felicity - Pelikiki
Felila - Pelila
Felino - Pelino
Felipe - Pelipe
Felita - Pelika
Felix - Pelike
Feliz - Pelike
Felly - Peli
Felton - Pelikonu
Femi - Pemi
Fenady - Penaki
Feng Qi - Peni Ki
Fenia - Penia
Fenn - Peni
Fennelley - Pelelei
Fenstermacher - Penikelimakeli
Ferallyn - Pelaline
Ferdie - Pelikie
Ferdinand - Pelikinanaka
Ference - Pelenike
Fereshteh - Pelekikehi
Ferg - Peki
Fergal - Pekala
Fergus - Pekuko
Ferjenel - Pelieneli
Fermin - Pelimine
Fern - Pelena
Fernanda - Pelinanaka
Fernando - Pelinanako
Fernell - Pelineli
Ferniece - Pelinieke
Ferol - Pelolu
Feroze - Peloke
Ferrell - Peleli
Ferren - Peleni
Ferrissa - Pelika
Ferrol - Pelolu
Feryl - Pelile
Fesilafai - Pekilapai
Feygel - Peikeli
Feza - Peka
Fiana - Piana
Fidel - Pikeli
Fidelia - Pikelia
Fielder - Pieleli
Fielding - Pieline
Fiena - Piena
Fifah - Pipaha
Fifer - Pipeli
Fifi - Pipi
Filimon - Pilimonu
Filipe - Pilipe
Filipinas - Pilipinaka
Filjosh - Pilioku
Filmon - Pilemonu
Filomena -
Finbar - Pinepala
Fine - Pine
Finest - Pineki
Finley - Pinelei

Finn - Pine
Fintan - Pinekana

Finuallah - Pinualaha
Fiona - Piona
Fionn - Pionu
Fiora - Piola
Fiorella - Piolela
Firat - Pilaka
Firind - Pilineke
Firmann - Pilemana
Fisher - Pikeli
Fitz - Pikeke
Fitzgerald - Pikekekelala
Fitzroy - Pikekeloi
Fizz - Pike
Flamur - Palamulo
Flavel - Palaweli
Flaveo - Palaweo
Flavia - Palawia
Flavio - Palawio
Fleadia - Paleakia
Flecha - Paleka
Fletcher - Palekikeli
Fleur - Paleulo
Fleurette - Paleuleke
Flint - Palineke
Flipper - Palipeli
Flo - Palo
Floann - Paloana
Flonnese - Paloneke
Flor - Palolu
Flora - Polola
Floralee - Palolale
Florence - Pololena
Florentina - Palolenikina
Florette - Paloleke
Florian - Paloliana
Florida - Palolika
Florin - Paloline
Florinda - Palolineka
Floridalma - Palolikalama
Floriedaine - Paloliekaine
Florine - Paloline
Florisbaldo - Palolikepalo
Florita - Palolika
Flossie - Palokie
Floyd - Pololika
Fluvia - Paluwia
Flynn - Paline
Fogg - Poku
Folasshade - Polakake
Fonda - Ponuka
Fondrieta - Ponukulieka
Fonja - Ponia
Fontayne - Ponukaine
Fonzie - Ponukie
Fool - Polu
Foram - Polama
Ford - Poluku
Formeka - Polumeka
Forrest - Poleki
Fortunate - Pokunake
Fortune - Pokune
Foster - Pokeli
Fotini - Pokini
Foua - Poua
Fox - Poku
Foy - Poi
Fraley - Palalei
Fran - Palana
France - Palanake
Francelia - Palanakelia
Frances - Palakika
Francesca - Palanakekika
Francesco - Palanakekiko
Franchelle - Palanakele
Francia - Palanakia
Francie - Palanakie
Francine - Palakine
Francis - Palakiko
Francisca - Palanakikeka
Francisco - Palakiko
Franco - Palanako
Francois - Palanakoike
Frank – Palani
Franketa - Palanakeka
Frankie - Palanakie
Franklin - Pelanekelina
Franklyn - Palanakaline
Frankus - Palanakuko
Fransico - Palanakiko
Fransonna - Palanakona
Franteena - Palanakena
Franz - Palanaka
Fraser - Palakeli
Freckles - Palekikileki
Fred - Peleke
Freda - Palika
Freddie - Palekie
Frederica - Palekelika
Frederick - Peleke
Fredlyn - Palekiline
Fredna - Palekina
Fredrik - Palekilike
Fredrika - Palekilika
Freedom - Palekomu
Freeman - Palemana
Freemont - Palemonuku
Freida - Pelika
Fresia - Palekia
Freya - Paleia
Frida - Pali
Friday - Palikai
Frieda - Pelika
Friederike - Paliekelike
Friel - Palieli
Frik - Palike
Frisco - Palikeko
Fritz -
Froilan - Paloilana
Fronia - Palonia

Fronie - Palonie
Froy - Paloi
Fu - Pu

Fuab - Puapa
Fuamatala - Puamakala
Fuatino - Puakino

Fue - Pue

Fuentes - Puenikeki
Fulton - Pulokonu
Fulvio - Pulowio
Fumiko - Pumiko
Furana - Pulana

Furney - Pulonei
Fury - Puli
Fynn - Pine
Fyre - Pile
Fyse - Pike

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Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
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Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
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The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.



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Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic traslations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
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