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First Names Beginning in "X, Y, Z" 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.

X, Y, Z

Xakery - Kakeli
Xamantha - Kamanaka
Xan - Kana
Xander - Kanakeli

Xandy - Kanaki
Xantos - Kanakoku
Xao - Kao

Xaq - Kaka
Xarie - Kalie
Xavier - Kawieli
Xaviera - Kawiela
Xavion - Kawionu
Xela - Kela

Xena - Kena
Xenia - Kenia

Xenie - Kenie
Xenielle - Keniele
Xenifer - Kenipeli
Xeno - Keno
Xenos - Kenoku
Xia - Kia
Xiana - Kiana
Xiang-Ke - Kiana-ake
Xiaoke - Kiaoke
Xiaoqing - Kiaokine
Xin - Kine

Xining - Kinine
Xinrong - Kinelonu
Xiomara - Kiomala
Xiong - Kionu
Xochitl - Kokikele
Xol - Kolu

Xu - Ku
Xuan - Kuana
Xuemei - Kuemei
Xuxa - Kuka

Xvante - Kawanake
Xyline - Kiline

Xylon - Kilonu
Yaakov - Iakowu
Yacinthe - Iakineke

Yacira - Iakila
Yadiane - Iakiane
Yadiann - Iakiana
Yadira - Iakila

Yadre - Iakale
Yael - Iaeli
Yaffa - Iapa
Yagel - Iakeli

Yageshnie - Iakekinie
Yahaira - Iahaila
Yahel - Iaheli
Yahjaira - Iahiaila
Yahnique - Iahanike
Yaicha - Iaika
Yainet - Iaineki
Yaira - Iaila
Yaismin - Iaikemine
Yaitzel - Iaikekeli
Yajaira - Iaiaila
Yakea - Iakea
Yakelin - Iakeline
Yakir - Iakile
Yalexis - Ialekike
Yalitza - Ialikeka
Yamil - Iamile
Yamilex - Iamileki
Yamina - Iamina
Yamma - Iama
Yan - Iana
Yana - Iana
Yanal - Ianala
Yanami - Ianami
Yanco - Ianako
Yancy - Ianeki
Yaneli - Ianeli
Yanelis - Ianelike
Yanesa - Ianeka
Yang - Iana
Yania - Iania
Yanie - Ianie
Yanika - Ianika
Yanira - Ianila
Yaniv - Ianiwe
Yanixy - Ianiki
Yanna - Iana
Yannic - Ianike
Yannis - Ianike
Yannisya - Ianikia
Yap - Iapa
Yaphet - Iapeki
Yardan - Ialakana
Yardley - Ialakalei
Yarely - Ialeli
Yaritza - Ialikeka
Yaron - Ialonu
Yas - Iaka
Yasamin - Iakamine
Yash - Ioko
Yashan - Iakana
Yashica - Iakika
Yashira - Iakila
Yashmin - Iakamine
Yasiah - Iakiaha
Yasmeen - Iakameni
Yasmin - Iakamine
Yasmine - Iakamine
Yassier - Iakieli
Yassyr - Iakile
Yates - Iakeki
Yathreb - Ialepi
Yaunette - Iauneke
Yavna - Iawana
Yaxche - Iakake
Yayah - Iaiaha
Yazan - Iakana
Yazmin - Iakamine
Ydania - Ikania
Yean - Ieana
Yecheskiel - Iekekikieli
Yedi - Ieki
Yee - Ie
Yegor - Iekolu
Yehuda - Iehuka
Yehudi - Iehuki
Yeissen - Ieikeni
Yelena - Ielena
Yelsen - Ielikeni
Yemala - Iemala
Yemili - Iemili
Yemond - Iemonuku
Yen - Ieni
Yence - Ienike
YeonHee - Ieonuhe
Yer - Ieli
Yerbie - Ielipie
Yesenia - Iekenia
Yesica - Iekika
Yessenia - Iekenia
Yessinia - Iekinia
Yeti - Ieki
Yetzel - Iekikeli
Yuepheng - Iuepeni
Yevette - Ieweke
Yevonne - Iewone
Yewwah - Iewaha
Yezan - Iekana
Yi - Ii
Yifang - Iipana
Yildiz - Iilike
Ying – I’ine
Yinn Yii - Iine Ii
Yishae - Iikae
Yiting - Iikine
Yitzie - Iikekie
Ylang - Ilana
Ylani - Ilani
Yleana - Ileana
Yliana - Iliana
Y'llon - I'elonu
Yma - Ima
Y'nita - I'enika
Yo - Io
Yocheved - Iokeweki
Yoda - Ioka
Yodaime - Iokaime
Yodet - Iokeki
Yodit - Iokike
Yogesh - Iokeki
Yogi - Ioki
Yoko - Ioko
Yola - Iola
Yolaine - Iolaine
Yolanda - Iolana
Yolande - Iolanake
Yolandie - Iolanakie
Yolie - Iolie
Yolinda - Iolineka
Yolli - Ioli
Yomarie - Iomalie
Yonase - Ionake
Yonathan - Ionakana
Yong - Ionu
Yongjun - Ioniuno
Yongkong - Ionuhonu
Yoni - Ioni
Yonie - Ionie
Yonja - Ionia
Yonous - Ionouko
Yook-Lun - Ioku-uluno
Yoon Joo - Ionu Io
Yori - Ioli
Ysabel - Ikapeli
Yosan - Iokana
Yosef - Iokepi
Yoseline - Iokeline
Yoseph - Iokepi
Yosh - Iaka
Yosheka - Iokeka
Yoshi - Ioki
Yoshiko - Iokiko
Youa - Ioua
Young - Iouno
Youssef - Ioukepi
Youwen - Iouweni
Yovania - Iowania
Yoya - Ioia
Yra - Ila
Yren - Ileni
Ysa - Ika
Ysabella - Ikapela
Ysé - Ikeée
Ysidro - Ikikelo
YTossie - Ikokie
Yuanpeng - Iuanapeni
Yuda - Iuka
Yudidian - Iukikiana
Yudit - Iukike
Yugan - Iukana
Yui - Iui
Yuiko - Iuiko
Yuji - Iuii
Yukari - Iukali
Yuko - Iuku
Yulisa - Iulika
Yulissa - Iulika
Yumi - Iumi
Yumiko - Iumiko
Yung - Iunki
Yunhan - Iunohana
Yuni - Iuni
Yuri - Iuli
Yurika - Iulika
Yurong - Iulonu
Yusef - Iukepi
Yusepth - Iukepiki
Yvanna - Iwana
Yvens - Iweniki
Yves - Iweki
Yvette - Iweke
Yvon - Iwonu
Yvonna - Iwona
Yvonne - Iwone
Zabadoo - Kapako
Zabel - Kapeli
Zabree - Kapale
Zabrina - Kapalina
Zac - Kaka
Zacary - Kakali
ZacaryRay - Kakalilai
Zach - Kakali
Zachariah - Kakaliaha
Zachary - Kakali
Zachery - Kakeli
Zack - Kakaka
Zackary - Kakakali
Zackory - Kakakoli
Zackre - Kakakale
Zad - Kaka
Zada - Kaka
Zade - Kake
Zaden - Kakeni
Zadia - Kakia
Zadok - Kakoku
Zae - Kae
Zaf - Kapa
Zafiro - Kapilo
Zahaira - Kahaila
Zahar - Kahala
Zahava - Kahawa
Zaheer - Kaheli
Zahi - Kahi
Zahir - Kahile
Zahne - Kahane
Zahra - Kahala
Zahrah - Kahalaha
Zahrain - Kahalaine
Zahur - Kahulo
Zaid - Kaike
Zaida - Kaika
Zaina - Kaina
Zainab - Kainapa
Zaine - Kaine
Zaineb - Kainepi
Zaira - Kaila
Zaire - Kaile
Zairrin - Kailine
Zak - Kaka
Zakai - Kakai
Zakariah - Kakaliaha
Zakia - Kakia
Zakke - Kake
Zakkekia - Kakekia
Zalema - Kalema
Zalena - Kalena
Zali - Kali
Zamara - Kamala
Zamir - Kamile
Zan - Kana
Zander - Kanakeli
Zandra – Kanakala
Zandria - Kanakalia
Zandy - Kanaki
Zane - Kane
Zanetta - Kaneka
Zaniah - Kaniaha
Zanna - Kana
Zara - Kala
Zarah - Kalaha
Zaria - Kalia
Zarin - Kaline
Zarius - Kaliuko
Zarmine - Kalamine
Zarquis - Kalakike
Zatana - Kakana
Zavik - Kawike
Zawadi - Kawaki
Zaya - Kaia
Zayauna - Kaiauna
Zayd - Kaike
Zayda - Kaika
Zayeth - Kaieki
Zaynab - Kainapa
Zayne - Kaine
Zbigniew - Kapikeniewi
Zdena - Kakena
Zdenek - Kakeneki
Zeairra - Keaila
Zealan - Kealana
Zeb - Kepi
Zebulon - Kepulonu
Zechariah - Kekaliaha
Zedra - Kekila
Ze’ev - Ke'ewi
Zeferino - Kepelino
Zehra - Kehila
Zeina - Keina
Zeinab - Keinapa
Zeke - Keke
Zelda - Kela
Zelia - Kelia
Zelica - Kelika
Zelimir - Kelimile
Zeljka - Kelika
Zell - Keli
Zelleigh - Keleikehe
Zelma - Kelima
Zelmira - Kelimila
Zemah - Kemaha
Zen - Keni
Zena - Kena
Zenaida - Kenaika
Zenda - Kenika
Zendra - Kenikila
Zenia - Kenia
Zenique - Kenike
Zeno - Keno
Zenobia - Kenopia
Zenon - Kenonu
Zenoua - Kenoua

Zenthia - Kenikia
Zeny - Keni
Zeola - Keola
Zeonzalee - Keonukale
Zeph - Kepi
Zephaniah - Kepaniaha
Zeprina - Kepilina
Zera - Kela
Zereulla - Keleula
Zerita - Kelika
Zerra - Kela
Zeryn - Keline
Zeth - Keki
Ze-Toto - Ke-ikoko
Zetta - Keka
Zettie - Kekie
Zeus - Keuko
Zev - Kewi
Zeyad - Keiaka
Zezeana - Kekeana
Zezenya - Kekenia
Zezette - Kekeke
Zhafir - Kahapile
Zhaniece - Kahanieke
Zhanna - Kahana
Zhara - Kahala
Zharfa - Kahalapa
Zhayda - Kahaika
Zhivago - Kahiwako
Zhivka - Kahiweka
Zia - Kia
Ziana - Kiana
Zilda - Kila
Zig - Kike
Ziggy - Kiki
Zii - Ki
Zii Kuang - Ki Kuana
Zilenia - Kilenia
Zilma - Kilema
Zilvinas - Kilewinaka
Zima - Kina
Zina - Kina
Zion - Kionu
Zipporah -Kipolaha
Ziqi - Kiki
Zireya - Kileia
Ziron - Kilonu
Zita - Kika
Zixiao - Kikiao
Zoanne - Koane
Zobida - Kopika
Zoe - Koe
Zoebel - Koepeli
Zoey  - Koei
Zohair - Kohaile
Zoie - Koie
Zoila - Koila
Zola - Kola
Zona - Kona
Zondria - Konukulia
Zonia - Konia
Zophia - Kopia
Zora - Kola
Zoraya - Kolaia
Zorayma - Kolaima
ZorEl - Koleli
Zoren - Koleni
Zorin - Koline
Zorina - Kolina
Zorka - Koka
Zorro - Kolo
Zorth - Koko
Zosha - Koka
Zowie - Kowie
Zoya - Koia
Zsa-zsa - Kaka-akaka
Zsolt - Kakoluku
Zubeeda - Kupeka
Zuella - Kuela
Zuha - Kuha
Zul - Kulo
Zulaida - Kulaika
Zulaymis - Kulaimike
Zulaynah - Kulainaha
Zulema - Kulema
Zulfian - Kulopiana
Zulma - Kuloma
Zuma - Kuma
Zurama - Kulama
Zuri - Kuli
Zuriel - Kulieli
Zuzana - Kukana
Zuzu - Kuku
Zvi -Kawi
Zyaire - Kiaile
Zye - Kie
Zyon - Kionu
Zyra - Kila
Zytajsha - Kikaika

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