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Hawaiian Name


There are three traditional ways to translate your name into Hawaiian. The most common technique is to "transliterate" (phonetically translate) a non-Hawaiian name into a Hawaiian name that would be used in the Hawaiian language.

The second way is to derive a Hawaiian word from a global "baby list" of names that has a common meaning to it. For instance, Naomi is a Hebrew name meaning pleasant, beautiful, and delightful. A poetic way to say this in Hawaiian is Punono, which means filled with sunshine. (cited from the book Hawaiian Names, English Names by Eileen M. Root)

The third way is to choose a character trait of the person and use the corresponding word with the same meaning in Hawaiian for the name, for instance Angel which in Hawaiian is Anela, or the first born, which in Hawaiian is Hiapo.

It is customary to put the translated Hawaiian name on the outside of the jewelry, in enamel, or raised letters, or on the inside as a part of the inscription.

Please see the list below for common transliterations from English to Hawaiian.
Please call when ordering to get translations if your name does not appear in the compilation. If you have a favorite phrase or motto, we'll be happy to translate it for you. If you decide to not have a name outside of the jewelry, you may use one for an engraved message on the inside of the piece.


Please click below on the letter that your name begins with

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Special Words & Phrases in Hawaiian






[A]
Aaron - Aalona
Alan - Alena Alison - Alekona Amy - Ame Annabelle - Anelike
Abby - Api Albert - Alapaki Allen - Alena Andre - Anakele Annette - Aneka
Abigail - Apikalia Alberta - Alepeka Alma - Alema Andrea - Anakalia Anson - Anekona
Adam - Akamu Alex - Alika Alta - Alaka Andrew - Analu Anthony - Akoni
Adele - Akele Alden - Alekena Althea - Alekea Angela - Anela Antone - Akoni
Agnes - Akeneki Alfred - Alepeleke Alton - Alekona Anita - Anika April - Apelila
Aileen - Ailina Alfredo - Alepeleko Alva - Alewa Ann - Ana Ardyce - Alakika
Ainsley - Ailina Alice - Aleka Alvin - Alewina Anne - Ana Arleen - Alina
Al - Ale Alicia - Alikia Amanda - Amanaka Anneliese - Anelike Arlen - Alena



[B]
Barbara - Palapala
Becky - Peke Beryl - Pelulo Billy - Pili Brenda - Palenaka
Barbie - Palapi Bella - Pela Bess - Peka Blaine - Palaina Brent - Palenaka
Barney - Palani Belle- Pela Bessie - Peki Blake - Palika Brian - Palaina
Baron - Palona Ben - Peni Beth - Peka Blanche - Palanaka Bruce - Puluke
Barrett - Paleka Benjamin - Peniamina Betsy - Peke Blossom - Pua Bunnie - Puni
Barry - Pali Benton - Penikona Betty - Peke Bob - Lopaka Byron - Pailona
Bart - Palaka Bernadette - Pelenakeka BettyAnne- Pekeana Bonnie - Poni
Basil - Pakile Bernard - Pelenalako Beverly - Peweli Boyd - Poe
Beatrice - Peakalika Bert - Peleka Bill - Pila Bradford - Palakapola



[C]
Charlene - Kalene Christy - Kiliki Cliff - Kalipa Corinne - Kolina
Charity - Manawale'a Cindy - Kini Clifford - Kalipona Corliss - Kolika
Charles - Kale Clair - Kalala Clinton - Kalinakona Craig - Kaika
Charolette - Halaki Clara - Kalala Clyde - Kalaila Cris - Kilika
Cheri - Keli Clarence - Kalalena Colette - Koleke Crystal - Kalikala
Cheryl - Kelela Clarice - Kalalika Colin - Kalina Curtis - Kulika
Cheryllyn - Kelelina Clark - Kalaka Colleen - Kalina Cyd - Kika
Chester - Kekela Claude - Kaluka Connie - Kani Cynthia - Kinikia
Chris - Kilika Clayton - Kalikona Constance - Kanakanake Cyrus - Kulo



[D]

Daisy - Kaiki
Darin - Kalina Deborah - Kepola Diana - Kiana Doreen - Kolina
Dale - Kaila Darlene - Kalina Dee - Ki Dick - Likeke Doris - Kolika
Damon - Kamona Darryl - Kalela Deirdre - Kelekela Dinah - Kina Dorothy - Kolokea
Dan - Kana Darwin - Kalawina Della - Kela Dionne - Kiona Douglas - Koukalaka
Dana - Kana Daryn - Kalina Denise - Keniki Dixie - Kiki Duane - Kuane
Daniel - Kaniela David - Kawika Dennis - Kenike Dolores - Kolokele Dudley - kukali
Danielle - Kaniele Dawn - Kana Derek - Keleka Don - Kona Duke - Kuke
Danny - Kani Dean - Kini Desiree - Kekili Donald - Konala Duncan - Kunakana
Daphne - Kapane Debbie - Kepi Dexter - Kekela Donna - Kona Dwight - Kuaika



[E]

Earl - Eala
Eleanor - Elenola Emil -Emela Eugene - Iukini
Edgar - Ekeka Elizabeth - Elikapeka Emily - Emele Eunice - Eunike
Edith - Ekika Ellen - Elena Emma - Ema Eva - Iwa
Edmond - Ekemona Elliot - Elioka Eric - Elika Evangeline - Ewanelina
Edna - Ekena Elmer - Elema Erin - Elina Eve - Ewa
Eduardo - Ekualo Eloise - Eloika Ernest - Eleneki Evelyn - Ewalina
Edward - Ekewaka Elroy - Eleloe Ernestine - Elenekina Evette - Iweke
Edwina - Ekiwina Elsie - Eleki Ervin - Elewina
Eileen - Ailina Elton - Elekona Estelle - Ekele
Elaine - Ileina Elvin - Elewina Esther - Ekekela
Elena - Elena Elvis - Elewika Ethel - Ekela



[F]

Faith -Manaoio
Fanny - Pane Fay - Pei Felix - Pelike Florence - Pololena
Francine - Palakine Francis - Palakiko Frank - Palani Fred - Peleke Frederick - Peleke




[G]

Gail - Kaila
Gene - Kini Gertrude - Kelekuke Glenda - Keleneka Gregory - Kelekolio
Garrick - Kalika Genevieve - Kenewiwe Gilbert - Kilipaki Glenn - Kelena Gretchen - Kelekena
Gary - Kali Geoffrey - Keopele Giles - Kile Gloria - Kololia Guadalupe - Kuakalupe
Gay - Kai George - Keoki Gina - Kina Godfrey - Kokapeli Guy - Kai
Gayle - Kaila Georgiana - Keokiana Ginger - Awapuhi Gordon - Kolekona Gwen - Kawena
Gaylene - Kailene Gerald - Kelala Ginny - Kini Grace - Kalake Gwendolyn -Kawenakolina
Gaylord - Kailola Geraldine - Kalelakine Given - Kewena Grant - Kalanaka
Gaylyn - Kailina Gerry - Keli Gladys - Kalakeke Greg - Keleko



[H]

Harold - Halola
Hedy - Heki Herman - Halemano Hugh - Hiu
Harriet - Halikaka Heidi - Heiki Hiram - Hailama
Harry - Hale Helen - Helena Hobert - Hopeleka
Hazel - Haikela Henrietta - Heneliaka Holly - Hali
Heather - Hekele Henry - Henele Homer - Homela
Hedwig - Hekewika Herbert - Hapaki Howard - Haoa



[I]

Ian - Iana
Irene - Ailina Irma - Aima Isabel - Ikepela sabelle - Ikepela
Ida - Aika Ines - Aineki Iris - Ailika Isabel - Ikepela IIsabel - Ikepela



[J]

Jack - Keaka
Jason - Iakona Jerrold - Kelola John - Keoni, Ioane Juan - Huanu
Jackson - Keakakona Jay - Kei Jerry - Keli Jolyn - Iolina Juanita - Wanika
Jacob - Iakopa Jean - Kini Jesse - Ieki Jon - Iona Judith - Iukika
Jacqueline - Keakulina Jeanette - Keneke Jesus - Iesu Jonathan - Ionakana Judy - Iuki
Jade - Keike Jeanine - Kinini Jill - Kila Jonilyn - Ionilina Julia - Iulia
James - Kimo Jeffrey - Kepeli Jim - Kimo Jordan - Iolakana Julian - Kuliano
Jamie - Kimi Jennie - Kini Joaquin - Wakina Jose - Hoke Julie - Kuli
Jan - Kana Jennifer - Kinipela Jody - Koki Joseph - Iokepa Juliette - Kuliana
Jane - Kini Jenny - Kini Joan - Ioana Josephine - Iokepine June - Iune
Janet - Kaneki Jeremy - Kelemi Joe - Ioe Joshua - Iokua Justin - Iukekini
Janice - Kanike Jeri - Keli Joel - Ioela Joy - Ioi
Jasmine - Pikake Jerome - Kelome Joey - Ioei Joyce - Ioke



[K]

Karen - Kalena
Kathleen - Kakalina Kelley - Keli Kerry - Keli Kurt - Keleka
Karin - Kalina Kathy - Kaki Kelvin - Kelewina Kevin - Kewina Kyle - Kaila
Karl - Kale Kay - Kei Kendrick - Kenekika Kim - Kimo
Kate - Keke Keenan - Kenana Kenneth - Keneke Kimberly - Kimipeli
Katherine - Kakalina Keith - Kika Kent - Keneka Kirk - Keleka



[L]

Laila - Laila
Leatrice - Liakike Leslie - Lekili Llewllyn - Luwelina Lowell - Lowela
Lana - Lana Lee - Li Lester - Lekela Lloyd - Loeka Lucia - Lukia
Lance - Lanake Leigh - Lei Leiticia - Lekikia Lois - Loika Lucille - Lukila
Lane - Laina Leighton - Leikona Kent - Keneka Lon - Lona Lucius - Lukio
Larry - Lali Leila - Leila Levi - Liwai Lonny - Loni Lucy - Luke
Laura - Lala Leland - Lelana Liane - Liane Loren - Lolena Luke - Luka
Laureen - Laulena Len - Lena Lila - Lila Loretta - Loleka Lydia - Lukia
Laurel - Lalela Lena - Lina Lillian - Liliana Lori - Loli Lyle - Laile
Lauren - Lalena Lenny - Leni Lilly - Lilia Lorin - Lolina Lynn - Lina
Laurie - Lali Lenora - Lenola Linda - Linaka Lorna - Lolena Lyndon - Linekona
Laverne - Lawelena Leon - Leona Lindsay - Linake Lorraine - Loleina Lynette - Lineke
Lawrence - Lauleneke Leonard - Leonaka Linus - Lino Louella - Luela
Layne - Laina Leonard - Leonaka Lionel - Laionela Louis - Lui


Leala - Leala Leroy - Leloi Lisa - Lika Louise - Luika



[M]

Mable - Meipala
Marie - Malia Marvin - Malawina Melvin - Melewina Milton - Milikona
Mack - Maka Marilyn - Melelina Mary - Male Melody - Melokia Minnie - Mine
Madeline - Makelina Mario - Malia Marylou - Melelu Merle - Mele Miriam - Miliama
Mamie - Mame Marion - Maliona Matthew - Makaio Merlene - Melene Mitchell - Mikela
Manou - Manu Marjorie - Makoli Maude - Mauke Mia - Mia Mona - Mona
Manuel - Manuela Mark - Maleko Maureen - Maulena Michael - Mikale Monica - Monika
Marcia - Malakia Marlene - Malina Maurice - Maulike Micheline - Mikalina Monte - Monoke
Margaret - Makaleka Marlon - Malona Mavis - Mewike Michelle - Mikala Morris - Moleka
Margery - Makeli Marlys - Malika Maxine - Makina Mike - Mikala Moses - Moke
Margie - Malaki Marsha - Maleka May - Mei Milan - Milana Muriel - Miuliela
Margo - Mako Marshall - Malekala Maynard - Meinala Mildred - Milikeleka Myra - Malia
Margot - Makoka Martha - Maleka Melanie - Melani Miles - Mileka Myrna - Milena
Maria - Malia Martin - Malakina Melinda - Melinaka Millicent - Milikena Myron - Mailona
Marianne - Meleana Marty - Maleki Melissa - Melika Millie - Mile Myrtle - Makala



[N]

Nadine - Nakine
Nathaniel - Nakanaela Nicholas - Nikolo Nolan - Nolana
Nan - Nana Neal - Niala Nick - Niko Nora - Nola
Nancy - Naneki Ned - Neki Nicole - Nikole Norbert - Nolepeleko
Nanette - Naneki Nellie - Nele Nina - Nina Noreen - Nolina
Naomi - Naomi Nelson - Nelekona Noel - Noela Norma - Noma
Nathan - Nakana Nettie - Neki Nola - Nola Norman - Nolemana



[O]

Oliver - Oliwa
Olivia - Oliwia Ophelia - Opelia
Oscar - Oka Owen - Owena Orin - Olina



[P]

Paige - Peike
Patrick - Pakelika Pauline - Polina Percy - Peleki Portia - Polikia
Pam - Pama Patsy - Paki Pearl - Momi Peter - Pika Preston - Pelekona
Pamela - Pamila Patty - Paki Pedro - Pekelo Philip - Pilipo Priscilla - Pelikila
Pansy - Paneki Paul - Paulo Peggy - Peki Phyllis - Piliki
Pat - Paka Paula - Paula Penelope - Penelope Pidou - Piko'u
Patricia - Pakelekia Paulette - Poloke Penny - Peni Polly - Pole



[Q]

Quentin - Kuenekina



[R]

Regan - Lekana Robert - Lopaka Romeo - Lomeo Ruben - Lupena Ruby - Lupe
Rachel - Leikela Regina - Lekina Roberta - Lopeka Ron - Lona Rudolph - Lukolopa
Ralph - Lalepa Reginald - Lekinala Robin - Lopine Ronald - Lonala Rudy - Luki
Ramon - Lamona Rene - Linei Rochelle - Lokele Rosalie - Lokalia Russell - Lukela
Ramsey - Lamaki Reuben - Leupena Rockne - Lokine Rose - Loke Ruth - Luka
Randall - Lanakala Rhoda - Lonaka Rod - Loka Rosemary - Lokemele Ryan - Liana
Randy - Lanaki Rhonda - Lonaka Roderick - Lokelika Ross - Loke
Raul - Laula Richard - Likeke Rodney - Lokene Rowena - Lowena
Ray - Lei Rick - Lika Roger - Lokela Roxanne - Lokana
Raymond - Leimana Ricky - Liki Roland - Lolana Roy - Loi
Rebecca - Lepeka Rita - Lika Rolf - Lolapa Royden - Loikena



[S]

Sally - Kale
Sean - Kana Sherman - Kelemana Sophie - Kopi Sterling - Kelina
Sam - Kamuela Selisa - Kelika Shirley - Keli Spencer - Kepenekela Steve - Kiwi
Samuel - Kamuela Shari - Kali Sidney - Kikani Stacy - Kaki Stewart - Kewalaka
Sandra - Kanela Sharlene - Kalene Simeon - Kimeona Stanford - Kanapola Sue - Ku
Sandy - Kani Sharon - Kalona Simon - Kimona Stanley - Kanale Sunny - Kuni
Sarah - Kala Sheila - Kila Solomon - Kolomona Stella - Kela Susan - Kukana
Scott - Koka Shelly - Keli Sonia - Konia Stephen - Kepano Susie - Kuke
Seamus - Keamuka Sheri - Keli Sonja - Konia Stephanie - Kekepania Sylvia - Kiliwia



[T]

Tamara - Kamala
Teddy - Keki Thomas - Koma Todd - Koka Travis - Kalawika
Tammy - Kami Terry - Keli Tim - Kimo Tom - Koma Trudy - Kaluki
Tara - Kali Theodore - Keokolo Timothy - Kimokeo Tony - Koni Tyrone - Kailone
Ted - Keka Theresa - Kelek Tina - Kina Tracy - Kalaki Tyrus - Kulo



[V.W.X.Y.Z]

Wade - Wake Wendy - Weniki Winston - Winikona
Wallace - Waiale Wesley - Wekeli Wyatt - Wiaka
Wally - Wali Wilfred - Wilipeleke Yvette - Iweke
Walter - Walaka William - Wiliama Yvonne - Iwone
Wanda - Wanaka Wilma - Wilema Zachary - Kakali
Ward - Walaka Willie - Wile
Warren - Walena Wilson - Wilikona
Wayne - Waine Winifred - Winipeleke
Wendell - Wenikela Winona - Winona



[Special Words & Phrases in Hawaiian]

Angel - 'Anela Beautiful lei - Lei nani Sister - Kaikuahine
The first born - Hiapo Beloved - Kaupili Brother - Kaikunane
Heavenly Star - Hoku lani Heavenly rose - Loke lani Aunt - Makuahine
Faithful - Ho‘opono Precious - Makamae Uncle - Makuakane
The pretty one - Ka nani Beautiful eyes - Maka nani Child - Kamali‘i
The righteous - Ka pono Heavenly caress - Mili lani Daughter - Kaikamahine
The beauty - Ka u‘i Close to heaven - Pili lani Son - Keiki kane
Heavenly dew - Kehau lani Loveliness - Nohea Friend - Hoaloha
The chief - Keli‘i Beloved relation - Pili aloha Companion - Hoahele
My sweetheart - Ku‘u ipo Heavenly flower - Pua lani Blood - Pili koko
The attractive one - Hiwa lani Heavenly mist - Noe lani Playmate - Hoapa‘ani
Flower wreath - Lei My desire - Ku‘u ‘i‘ini Neighbor - Hoalauna
Beloved Child - Lei aloha To cherish - Ho‘oheno Shining brilliant - ‘Alohi
Heavenly child - Lei lani Mother - Makuahine Bright sky - Alohi lani
Rainbow - Anuenue Cool and fragrant - Anuhea Heavenly cloud - Ao lani
The seafarer - ‘Aukai Dainty - ‘Auli‘i Flowering ginger - ‘Awapuhi
Dove - ‘Ehako No master - Haku ‘ole Joy - Hau‘oli
Goddess of hula - Hi‘iaka Close friend - Hoapili Star - Hoku
Sky hawk - ‘Iolani Darling - Ipo Heavenly seabird - ‘Iwa lani
Heavenly one - Ka lani Flower - Pua Warm - Pumehana
Joyous water - Wai ‘oli The seeker - Ka ‘imi The torch - Ka lama
The beauty - Ka nani The free one - Ka noa The favorite one - Ka hiwa
The strong one - Kanunu Sacred - Kapu The Blossom - Ka pua
Family of chiefs - Ka welo lani Dew of heaven - Ka hau lani Beloved - Ke aloha
The chief - Keli‘i The petite one - Kino iki A gentle breze - Koaniani
Bright moonlight - Konane My love - Ku‘u aloha My beloved - Ku‘u lei
Vine - La‘au hihi Victorius - Lanakila Pearl of necklace - Lei momi
Lion - Liona Heavenly - Lani Full moon - Mahea lani
Moon - Mahina Lively eyes - Maka ‘eleu Forever - Mau loa
Rare bird - Mamo Dove - Manununu To bloom - Mohala
Beautiful, glory - Nani The flowers - Na pua Handsome - Nohea
Of heaven - O na lani Life, health - Ola The steadfast - Ka Pa‘a
Canoe star - Pa‘ao Never ending - Pau o‘le Jasmine flower - Pikake
Heaven’s flower - Pua lani Heavenly gate - Puka Lani Gay and restless - Uilani
Beautiful water - Wai nani Precious or beloved - Hiwahiwa Heavenly splendor - ‘Ihi lani
Fragrant myrtle vine - Maile Heavenly adornment - Wehi lani With love - Me ke aloha
Just for you - Nau wale no I love you - Aloha au ia ‘oe My love is yours - Nau ko‘u aloha
Married woman - Wahine male Married Man - Kane male Princess - Kamali‘i wahine
Blessing - Pomaika’i Highest point in Heaven - Lewa lani Lofty sacred one - Ka ‘iu lani
The Lonely one - Ka mehameha Beautifully adorned - Ulu wehi Perfume - Ka wai ‘ala
Fragrant breeze - Moani ke ‘ala Flower sacred to gods - Lehua Protected by heaven - Malu lani
Soft, sweet, fragrance - Onaona Becomes easy, enjoy - Walea Independent - Ku‘oko‘a
Favorite - Punahele‘

Compiled by David Kittelson