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First Names Beginning in "W" 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.


Wacila - Wakila
Waddell - Wakeli

Wade - Wake
Wael - Waeli
Wagner - Wakaneli
Wah - Waha
Wahid - Wahike
Wajdi - Waiki
Waldean - Waleana
Waldek - Waleki
Waldo - Walo
Waleed - Waleki
Waleska - Walekika
Walker - Walakeli
Wallace - Waiale
Wally - Wali
Walmor - Walamolu
Walt - Walaka
Walta - Walaka
Walter - Walaka
Walterene - Walakelene
Walton - Walakonu
Wana - Wana
Wanda - Wanaka
Wandrea - Wanakalea
Wannah - Wanaha
Wannell - Waneli
Wannetta - Waneka
Ward – Walaka
Warley - Walei
Warner - Walaneli
Warno - Walano
Warren - Waleni
Wartha - Waka
Warwick - Walawikeke
Washington - Wakinekonu
Wasi - Waki
Waska - Wakaka
Waterman - Wakelimana
Watfa - Wakapa
Waunita -Waunika
Waverley - Wawelei
Waverly - Waweli
Wavery - Waweli
Wawrzynca - Wawalakineka
Wayne - Weine
Wayland - Wailanaka
Waylon - Waionu
Waymon - Waimonu
Weatherly - Weakeli
Webb - Wepi
Webelos - Wepeloku
Wednesday - Wekinekikai
Weena - Wena
Weihu - Weihu
Weijun - Weiiuno
Weiland - Weilanaka
Weiqi - Weiki
Weizhong - Weikehonu
Welcome - Welikome
Welden - Weleni
Weldon - Welonu
Welles - Weleki
Welton - Welikonu
Wency - Weniki
Wenda - Wenika
Wendal - Wenikala
Wendall - Wenikala
Wendi - Weniki
Wendel - Wenikeli
Wendell - Wenikeli
Wendelyn - Wenikeline
Wendol - Wenikolu
Wendoll - Wenikolu
Wendy - Weniki
Weng Cheong - Weni Keonu
Wenika - Wenika
Wenky - Weniki
Wenona - Wenona
Wentian - Wenikiana
Werner - Welineli
Wes - Weki
Wesley - Wekeli
Westley - Wekeli
Weston - Wekonu
Wezzie - Wekie
Whatley - Wahakalei
Wheatley - Waheakalei
Whella - Wahela
Whisper - Wahikepeli
Whitfield - Wahikepieli
Whitley - Wahikelei
Whitney- Wikelani
Whitten - Wahikeni
Whitworth - Wahikewoku
Wiam - Wiama
Wibke - Wipeke
Wicker - Wikekeli
Widline - Wikeline
Wikus - Wikuko
Wil - Wile
Wilbert - Wilepeki
Wilbur - Wilepulo
Wilburn - Wilipana
Wilda - Wila
Wileen - Wileni
Wileta - Wileka
Wiley -Wilei
Wilford - Wilepoluku
Wilfred – Wilipeleke
Wilfredo - Wilepeleko
Wilfren - Wilepeleni
Wilhelmina - Wilemina
Wilkerson - Wilekelikonu
Will - Wile
Willa - Wila
Willard - Wilika
Willem - Wilemi
Willemin - WIlemine
Willemma - Wilema
Willette - Wileke
William - Wiliama
Willie - Wile
Willis - Wileka
Willoughby - Wiloukohopi
Willow - Wilowu
Willowbee - Wilowupe
Willy - Wili
Wilma - Wilema
Wilmer - Wilemeli
Wilmont - Wilemonuku
Wilmot - Wilemoku
Wilson – Wilikona
Wilton - Wilekonu
Winah - Winaha
Windee - Wineke
Windell - Winekeli
Winet - Wineki
Winifred - Winipeleke
Wink - Wineke
Winniberrto - Winipeko
Winnie - Winie
Winola - Winola
Winona - Winona
Winslow - Winekelowu
Winson - Winekonu
Winston - Winikona
Winta - Wineka
Winter - Winekeli
Winton - Winekonu
Wirtjo - Wikio
Wisbel - Wikepeli
Wissam - Wikama
Witt - Wike
Wolf - Wolupu
Wolfgang - Wolupukana
Wollett - Woleki
Woody - Woki
Woon - Wonu
|Worrell - Woleli
Wrede - Waleke
Wreynn - Waleine
Wright - Walikeheke
Wushizhe - Wukikehe
Wyatt - Wiaka
Wyland - Wilanaka
Wylder - Wileli
Wylene - Wilene
Wylie - Wilie
Wylonda - Wilonuka
Wyman - Wimana
Wynell - Wineli
Wynelle - Winele
Wynetta - Wineka
Wynette - Wineke
Wynn - Wine
Wynter - Winekeli
Wynton - Winekonu
Wyolene - Wiolene
Wyona - Wiona
Wysteria - Wikelia

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