235 Hawaiian Baby Names With Meanings


Picturesque landscapes, vibrant flowers, and white sand beaches, Hawaiians have an eternal connection with the land, sea, and universe, which can be seen in their baby names as well. The rhythmic sounds of the Hawaiian baby names evoke exotic images of nature while staying true to their culture.

In earlier times, the babies were named by Kupuna, the eldest member of the family, right at the time of birth. The name could have appeared in the form of a sign in a dream or vision. Hawaiians would also pick ancestral names handed down from generation to generation, and this tradition is still somewhat prevalent.

Today, the Hawaiian baby names mostly refer to nature or have positive meanings. Some parents even pick trendy American first names for their children. But for the middle spot, they stick to a traditional Hawaiian name.

Below is MomJunction's wide selection of Hawaiian baby names, along with their meanings. We’ve also added the name in alphabetical order for better navigation.

MoanaHawaiian - Ocean; A variant transcription is MoannaGirl
MoannaHawaiian - Ocean; A variant form of MoanaGirl
MokeThe person who is sweeten with honey, who is remarkably fine.Boy
NainoaThe one who guards the kids or small children.Boy
NalaniThe Head, or the chief or the heavensGirl
NalanieThe calm skyGirl
NanaIn Hawaiian it is the name of a spring month. In Japanese it means fresh or green vegetables. In Africa it signifies the status of a monarch.Unisex
NaneaA land of the heavenGirl
NaniIn Hawaiian it meant beauty or splendour. In Japanese it too means beauty.Unisex
NapuaResembles floras or flowers.Girl
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
NoelaniFog from paradise.Girl
NohealaniPrettiest woman from paradise.Girl
OhanaA person who rules or guides or inspires others.Girl
OhannaA man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strengthGirl
OkelaniA Hindi word to a pleasant blue sky.Girl
OlianaA ornamental poisonous shrubGirl
OlinaHappiness, delightful, blissful, cheerfulGirl
OlineJoyful or jovial or merry or jollyGirl
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
OnaonaThe person who is having a pleasing fragrance.Boy
PalapalaLatin - Foreign Women; Hawaiian variant of Barbara.Girl
PalilaA rare and small birdGirl
PazhaniA free and independent beingUnisex
PekeloName for a stone or a rockBoy
PeleHawaiian - From the volcanoGirl
PeniA form of Ben; a loyal and adventerous oneBoy
PilialohaHawaiian - Beloved; LovingGirl
PualaniHawaiian - Heavenly Flower; Royal Offspring; Flower; OffspringGirl
PunaA water springUnisex
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
TangiTo cry with great sadnessUnisex
WilliamWill or Desire to ProtectBoy
ZariahName of a flower or God has favoredGirl
ZariyahName of a flower or God has favoredGirl
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