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TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN NAMES

Traditional Hawaiian names have specific meanings and are usually given to a person at birth by a kupuna (family elder) or by their parents. A traditional Hawaiian birth name is typically chosen based on the following:
inoa po: name in the night; a name received in a dream
inoa ho’ailona: name in a sign; a name received in the form of a vision, mystic sign, natural phenomenon
inoa ‘ulaleo: voiced name; a name heard
inoa ho’omanao: commemorative name for an event or to honor a person
inoa kupuna: a name handed down; of an ancestor
inoa ewe: a name based on traits or personality

Traditional Hawaiian names are commonly given as first and/or middle names by both Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians in Hawaii and beyond. Below are some of the more popular traditional Hawaiian names.

Name and phonetic sound

Meaning

Name and phonetic sound

Meaning

`Auli`i
[au lee' ee]

Dainty, Cute, Exquisite, Cute, Perfect, Trim, Nice

Lana
[lah nah]

Calm as still waters

Lanakila
[lah nah key lah]

Victorious

Aikane
[ai kah' neh]

Friend

Lea
[lay ah]

Mythological goddess of canoe builders

Ailani
[ah ee law nee]

High Chief

Leia
[lay ee ah]

Child of Heaven

Alana
[ah law nah]

Awakening

Leialoha
[lay a low ha]

Beloved Child

Ali'ikai
[ah lee 'ee kai]

King or Queen of the Sea

Leilani
[lay lah nee]

Heavenly Lei; Royal Child

Alohi
[ah low hee]

Brilliant

Luana
[loo on ah]

Content; Happy

Anuhea
[ah new hay ah]

Cool and Fragrant

Lulua`ina
[loo loo (w)ah' ee nah]

Freckles

Aolani
[a oh law nee]

A Heavenly Cloud

Maka Koa
[mah' kah koh' (w)ah]

Bold, Fierce

`Eleu
[eh' leu]

Alert, Lively, Energetic, Spry, Nimble, Agile

Maka Launa
[mah' kah lau' nah]

Friendly

Hau'oli
[how ol ee]

Joy, Happy

Maka Nani
[mah ka nah nee]

Beautiful Eyes

Hawika
[hah vee ka]

Beloved

Maka
[mah' kah]

Favorite One

Hepualaha'ole
[heh pooh ah lah ha oh lay]

Uncommon Flower

Makaha
[mah' kah hah]

Fierce, Ferocious, Savage

Hiapo
[hi ah poh]

First Born

Makamae
[mah kah mae']

Precious, Cherished

Hiwalani
[he wah law nee]

The Attractive One

Makana
[mah kah' nah]

Gift

Hiwahiwa
[hee' vah hee' vah]

Precious, Beloved, Darling, Indulged, Favorite

Makani
[mah kah nee]

Wind

Hokuikekai
[hoh' koo' ee keh kai]

Star of the Sea

Makani
[mah kaw nee]

The Wind

Ho'opono
[ho oh poh no]

Faithful

Malana
[mah law nah]

Calming, Soothing

Ikaika
[ee kai' kah]

Strong, Powerful

Malie
[mah lee ee]

Calm

Iolana
[ee oh law na]

To Soar Like a Hawk

Malu Lani
[mah loo law nee]

Protected by Heaven

Ka Hiwa
[kah hee vah]

The Favorite One

Maluhia
[mah loo hee ah]

Peaceful

Ka Nui
[kah new ee]

The Greatest

Mano
[mah no]

Shark, Passionate Lover

Ka Pua
[kah poo ah]

The Blossom

Mea A`a
[meh (y)ah ah' ah]

Adventurer

Kau'i
[kah ooh ee]

The Beauty

Meli
[meh' lee]

Honey

Kaila
[kah ee lah]

Style

Miliani
[me lee on nee]

Gentle Carress

Kaimana
[kai mah nah]

Divine Power of the Sea

Na`auao
[nah au (w)ao']

Intelligent

Kaimi
[kah ee mee]

The Seeker

Nahoa
[nah hoh' (w)ah]

Defiant, Bold

Kalani
[kah law ee]

Of the Heavens, Chieftain

Nalani
[nah lah nee]

The Calm of the Skys

Kalea
[kah lee ah]

Bright

Nani
[nah' nee]

Beautiful, Pretty

Kamea
[kah may ah]

The One and Only

Niele
[nee' (y)eh leh]

Curious

Kanunu
[kah new new]

The Strong One

Noa
[noh' (w)ah]

Free, Freedom

Kapa`a
[kah pah' ah]

The Firm, The Steadfast

Noelani
[no eh lah nee]

Beautiful Girl from Heaven

Kei
[kei]

Dignified

Nohea
[no hay ah]

Loveliness

Keilani
[kay ee law nee]

Glorious Chief

Nui
[nui]

Big, Large, Great, Important

Kekipi
[keh kee' pee]

The Rebel

Okalani
[oh kah lah nee]

From Heaven

Kekoa
[keh koh' (w)ah]

The Brave, The Courageous

Palani
[pah law nee]

A Free Man

Keli'i
[key lee ee]

The Chief

Pauo'le
[pow oh lay]

Never Ending

Koa
[koh' (w)ah]

Brave, Bold, Fearless

Pili Lani
[pee lee lah nee]

Close to Heaven

Konani
[co naw nee]

Bright

Pilialoha
[pee lee ah loh' ha]

Close Friend

Ku'uaki
[koo' oo (w)ah' kee]

Guardian

Po`okela
[poh oh keh lah]

Champion, Best, Foremost, Superior

Ku`u Hoaloha `Oi
[koo' oo hoh (wah) loh' hah oi]

My Best Friend

Polunu
[poh' loo noo]

Chubby

Ku`u Maka
[koo' oo mah' kah]

Apple of My Eye

Pomaika`i
[poh' mai kah' ee]

Lucky, Blessing, Good Fortune, Blessed, Prosperous

Ku'oko'a
[koo oh koh ah]

Independent

Pono
[poh no]

Righteous

Kupa`a
[koo' pah ah]

Loyal

Pua
[poo' (w)ah]

Flower

Ku'uipo
[koo oo ee poh]

Sweetheart

Pualani
[poo ah law nee]

Heaven's Flower; Heavenly Flower

Lae`ula
[lae oo' lah]

Clever

Puanani
[poo ah naw nee]

Beautiful Flower

Laka
[lah' kah]

Gentle, Tame

Punahele
[poo nah heh' leh]

Favorite

Lalama
[lah lah' mah]

Daring, Fearless, Clever

Ualoheke Akua
[oo' (w)ah loh' heh keh ah koo' (w)ah]

God Has Listened

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RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO
      HAWAIIAN THEME WEDDINGS

Tips and Suggestions to Easily Create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere
Hawaiian Wedding Planner Resource
Hawaii Theme Wedding Vow Suggestions  
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions
Hawaii Theme Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestion
Hawaii Theme Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestion
The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian
Photographs of Suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces, Decorate Guest Book Tables, and Wedding Cake Decorating
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Special Day!

RESOURCES FOR CREATING A HAWAII THEME   LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Suggestions on Hosting a Hawaiian Luau Anywhere
Hawaiian Theme Christmas Party Ideas
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaiian Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Suggestions
Popular Luau Recipes
Cooking with an Underground Imu Pit
First Names Translations into Hawaiian
Popular Hawaiian Words & Phases
Hawaii Theme Game Ideas
Hawaiian/Polynesian Entertainers, Hula Dancers, & Caterers around the World
Listen To Hawaiian Radio Online
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Celebration

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