Hawaiian Names

Male Names
  • Kale (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "slender" [English speaking countries]

    Kale is an anglicized spelling of the Irish name Cáel. It is also the Hawaiian form of Charles, pronounced "KAH leh." Kale is also the name of a leafy green vegetable, similar to cabbage.

  • Malaki (Hebrew) - My messenger [English and Swedish speaking countries]

    Swedish and Hawaiian variant of Malakhi.

Female Names
  • Alanna (Gaelic) - Rock [English and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    Variant spelling of Alana, possibly influenced by the name 'Anna'. This spelling highlights the Gaelic pronunciation of Alana.

    The name is borne by actress Alanna Ubach and journalist Alanna Nash.

  • Katarina (Greek) - Pure [Croatian, English, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Swedish speaking countries]
  • Kiana (Latin) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    A Hawaiian form of Diana.

  • Lana (Gaelic) - Rock [English and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    The origin of this name is unknown. It is possibly from Alana or Alan and in Latin the word lana means "wool". However, there's no definite connection to this name.

  • Leilani (Hawaiian) - Heavenly blossoms [English speaking countries]
  • Maira (Latin) - Uncertain, perhaps myrrh, onguent [English speaking countries]

    Variant of Maila, the Hawaiian form of Myra.

  • Malia (Hebrew) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [African, English and Swahili speaking countries]

    Hawaiian form of Mary.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Alana (Gaelic) - Rock [English and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    The Latin feminine form of Alan, but a unisex name in Hawaiian.

    The name is borne by actress Alana de la Garza.

  • Alani (Hawaiian) - Orange or orange tree [English and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    Most Hawaiian names are unisex. This name is also a word that refers to a type of moss and a type of seaweed.

  • Kai (Finnish) - Rejoice [English speaking countries]

    Kai is a Hawai'ian unisex name meaning "ocean."

    It can also be a nickname for the feminine "Kaja" in Swedish, or from the masculine "Gaius" in German, Dutch and Finnish.

  • Kala (Sanskrit) - The fine arts [English, Hindi and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    Unisex as a Hawaiian name. In this case it is also written with a macron accent (a straight horizontal line) over the second 'a'.
    The Sanskrit female name Kala (pronounced with a long final vowel a) is also the name of the Goddess of fine arts, and

  • Makala (Hawaiian) - To loosen; to set at liberty; to remit [English and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    With a long first 'a' (maa KAH leh) this could mean 'myrtle'.

  • Mikala (Hebrew) - Who is like God? [English speaking countries]

    As a boys' name, Mikala is the Hawaiian form of of Michael.
    As a girls' name, it is the Hawaiian form of the Michelle, the French feminine form of Michael.