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First Names Beginning in "I" 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.


Iah - Iaha
Ian – Iana
Ianna - Iana
Iara - Iala
Iari - Iali
Iben - Ipeni
Ibi - Ipi
Ibrahim -  Ipelahime
Ibtihal - Ipekihala
Ica - Ika
Icel - Ikeli
Ichabod - Ikapoka
Iclal - Ikelala
Ida - Aika
Idah - Ikaha
IdaLesia - Ikalekia
Idalia - Ikalia
Idalina - Ikalina
Idalis - Ikalike
Idalys - Ikalike
Idan - Ikaka
Idea - Ikea
Idel - Ikeli
Idella  - Ikela
Idena - Ikena
Idolina - Ikolina
Idoy - Ikoi
Idris - Ikelike
Iena - Iena
Iesha - Ieka
Ieyasu - Ieiaku
Ifeoman - Ipeomana
Iggy - Iki
Ignacio - Ikenakio
Ignas - Ikenaka
Igor - Ikolu
Ihor - Iholu
Ijahala - Iiahala
Ike - Ike
Ikel - Ikeli
Ikenna - Ikena
Ikhyun - Ikehiuno
Ikira - Ikila
Ikram - Ikelama
Ila - Ila
Ilam - Ilama
Ilan - Ilana
Ilana - Ilana
Ilaria - Ilalia
Ilda - Ila
Ildiko - Iliko
Ilean -Ileana
Ileana - Ileana
Ileen - Ileni
Ilene - Ilene
Ilia - Ilia
Ilian - Iliana
Iliana - Iliana
Ilie - Ilie
Illadella - Ilakela
Illeana - Ileana
Illiana - Iliana
Illinois - Ilinoike
Illisa - Ilika
Illyana - Iliana
Ilona - Ilona
Ilonka - Ilonuka
Iloo - Ilo
Ilsa - Ileka
Ilse - Ileke
Ilshar - Ilekala
Iluminada - Iluminaka
Ily - Ili
Ilya - Ilia
Ilynca - Ilineka
Ilyse - Ilike
Ima - Ima
Imagine - Imakine
Iman - Imana
Imani - Imani
Imanuelle - Imanuele
Imari - Imali
Imee - Ime
Imelda - Imela
Imke - Imeke
Imla - Imela
Immanuel - Imanueli
Imogen - Imokeni
Imogene - Imokene
Imran - Imelana
Imre - Imele
Ina - Ina
Inaara - Inala
Inaayat - Inaiaka
Inaki - Inaki
Inay - Inai
Indalecio - Inekalekio
Inderpal - Inekelipala
India - Inekia
Indiana - Inekiana
Indie - Inekie
Indigo - Inekiko
Indira - Inekila
Indra - Inekela
Indre - Inekele
Indy - Ineki
Ineida - Ineika
Ines - Ineki
Iness - Ineki
Inetta - Ineka
Inez - Aineki
Infinity - Inepiniki
Inga - Ina
Inge - Ine
Inger - Ineli
Ingi - Ini
Ingrid - Inakika
Ingvar - Inewala
Inie Jean - Inie Ieana
Inili - Inili
Inmaculada - Inemakulaka
Inyse - Inike
Ino - Ino
Inoel - Inoeli
Iola - Iola
Iona - Iona
Ione - Ione
Ionel - Ioneli
Iota - Ioka
Ipshita - Ipekika
Iqvinder - Ikewinekeli
Ira - Ila
Iracema - Ilakema
Iraiace - Ilaiake
Irais - Ilaike
Iranetta - Ilaneka
Irby - Ilepi
Ireese - Ileke
Ireland - Ilelanaka
Irene - Ailina
Ireta - Ileka
Iria - Ilia
Iric - Ilike
Iridian - Ilikiana
Irina - Ilina
Iris - Ailika
Irsula - Ilekula
Irma - Aima

Irvan - Ilewana
Irving - Iwini
Irwin - Iwini
Isaac – Ika’aka
Isaak – Ika’aka
Isabeau - Ikapeau
Isabel - Ikepela
Isabella - Ikepela
Isabelle - Ikepela
Iscah - Ikekaha
Isadora - Ikakola
Isai - Ikai
Isaiah – Ikaia
Isaias - Ikaiaka
Isela - Ikela
Isella - Ikela
Ish - Ike
Isha - Ika
Ishaan - Ikana
Ishara - Ikala
Ishbel - Ikepeli
Isiacc - Ikiaka
Isidore - Ikikolo
Isidro - Ikikelo
Isis - Ikike
Isley - Ikelei
Ismael - Ikemaeli
Isma'il - Ikema'ile
Ismara - Ikemala
Ismene - Ikemene
Isnella - Ikenela
Israel - Ikelaeli
Issenia - Ikenia
Issiah - Ikiaha
Issraa - Ikela
Istar - Ikala
Ita - Ika
Italina - Ikalina
Italy - Ikali
Ithaca - Ikaka
Itzel - Ikekeli
Itzia - Ikekia
Iva - Iwa
Ivan - Iwana
Ivana - Iwana
Ivannah - Iwanaha
Ivar - Iwala
Ivelisse - Iwelike
Ivette - Iweke
Ivonne - Iwone
Ivory - Iwoli
Ivy - Iwi
Iwan - Iwana
Iwanda - Iwanaka
Iwona - Iwona
Ixchel - Ikekeli
Iya - Iia
Iyanna - Iiana
Iyenda - Iienika
Iyleen - Iileni
Izaac - Ikaka
Izabella - Ikapela
Izaiah - Ikaiaha
Izandra - Izandra
Izel - Ikeli
Izika - Ikika
I'zshae - I'ekekae
Izumi - Ikumi
Izybel - Ikipeli
Izzie - Ikie
Izzy - Iki

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