Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ailani

High chief

Polynesian

Alamea

Ripe, precious

Polynesian

Alani

Ripe

Polynesian

Alanis

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Alanna

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Alleynah

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Allyna

Precious; awakening; light

Polynesian

Aloha

Love or compassion

Polynesian

Alohalani
Alohilani

Bright sky

Polynesian

Anela

Polynesian

Anuhea

Cool fragrance

Polynesian

Aonani

Beautiful light

Polynesian

Aulani

King's Messenger

Polynesian

Hali’a

Remembrance of a loved one

Polynesian

Halia

Remembrance of a loved one

Polynesian

Hawaii

Homeland

Polynesian

Hilina’i

To Believe

Polynesian

Iokina

God will Develop

Polynesian

Iolana

To soar like the hawk

Polynesian

Iolani

To soar like the hawk

Polynesian

Iwalani

Heavenly Seagull

Polynesian

Kahiau

To Give Generously with the Heart

Polynesian

Kai

The sea

Polynesian

Kaiah

Polynesian

Kailani

Sea, sky

Polynesian

Kaile’a

Joyful sea

Polynesian

Kailea

Babydoll

Polynesian

Kaipo

Sweetheart

Polynesian

Kalani

The heavens, sky; royal one

Polynesian

Kaleah

The flower wreath; the beloved

Polynesian

Kalei

The flower wreath; the beloved

Polynesian

Kaleikaumaka

Beloved child to looked upon with pride and love

Polynesian

Kaleo

Sound

Polynesian

Kalia

The flower wreath; the beloved

Polynesian

Kaloni

The heavens, sky; royal one

Polynesian

Kaneeta

Sound

Polynesian

Kanoa

Free One

Polynesian

Kanoe

Gentle Mist

Polynesian

Kanoenalani
Kapena

Captain

Polynesian

Kau’i

True Beauty

Polynesian

Kawaii

Polynesian

Kawailani

The heavenly water

Polynesian

Kaylani

Sea heavens

Polynesian

Keala

The pathway

Polynesian

Kealani
Kealii

Chief

Polynesian

Keanu

Cool Mountain Breeze

Polynesian

Kehaulani
Kehlani

Sea heavens

Polynesian

Keiba

Sunrise

Polynesian

Keiki

Child

Polynesian

Keikiokalani

Child of heavens

Polynesian

Keilani

Heaven, sky; glorious, royal one

Polynesian

Kekiokolanee

Funny, cool, honest, never gives a secret.

Polynesian

Keola

The Life

Polynesian

Ki’eli

Heavenly garden

Polynesian

Kieli

Heavenly garden.

Polynesian

Kina

China

Polynesian

Kinipela

Wave

Polynesian

Konane

Glow like moonlight

Polynesian

Kuuleilani
Lalani

Heavenly lei; royal child of heaven

Polynesian

Lanah

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Lannie

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Leiko

Little flower

Polynesian

Leilana

Heavenly child.

Polynesian

Leilani

Heavenly flower

Polynesian

Leilanie

Flower of heaven.

Polynesian

Luana

Enjoyment

Polynesian

Luanda

Enjoyment

Polynesian

Luwana

Enjoyment

Polynesian

Mahina

Moon, moon-light

Polynesian

Makaio

Form of Matthew

Polynesian

Makani

The wind

Polynesian

Malana

Buoyant, light

Polynesian

Malea

Perhaps, probably

Polynesian

Maleah

Perhaps, probably

Polynesian

Malia

Of the sea

Polynesian

Malina

Peace

Polynesian

Maluhia

Peace

Polynesian

Melya

Plumeria

Polynesian

Milani

Gentle Caress

Polynesian

Miliani

Gentle caress

Polynesian

Nalani

Serenity of the skies

Polynesian

Nalanie

Heavens

Polynesian

Napua

The Flowers

Polynesian

Noe

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

Noelani

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

Okalani

Heaven

Polynesian

Oke

Deer lover

Polynesian

Olina

Joyous

Polynesian

Onaona

Sweet Smell

Polynesian

Pali

Bird

Polynesian

Palila

Bird

Polynesian

Talei

Precious

Polynesian

Ulani

Cheerful

Polynesian

Ululani

Inspired by heaven

When it comes to natural beauty, no names nail it quite like Hawaiian girl names. Straight from the Pacific, they’re as diverse as they are beautiful. There are petite princess names like Oke and Noe as well as longer picks like Kalana. Get to know these island darlings with our list of Hawaiian girl names.

The Hawaiian language is beautiful, and while its 13-letter alphabet contains less letters than the English alphabet, it can get a little tricky with its two diacritical markings. The ‘okina is a glottal stop, similar to the sound between the syllables of “oh-oh.” It appears as a single open quote mark. The ‘okina is considered an actual letter, and its presence or lack thereof can impact the meaning of a name. The kahakō is a macron, which lengthens and adds stress to the marked vowel. Another rule pertains to “ka” and “ke.” Both mean “the” but have differing rules that have been bent a bit over the years. “Ka” comes before Hawaiian words that begin with vowels, and “ke” comes before those beginning with consonants. You’ll notice these elements are common in Hawaiian girl names. An excellent resource for learning more is wehewehe.org.

Beloved for their singsongy sounds, Hawaiian girl names offer the feel of Isabella and Delilah without the popularity. Malana and Kanoa are two of our favorites that are as melodic on the ear as a hula dance. Malia is an island pick that got attention in recent years thanks to her appearance as a first daughter, and we adore her soothing sound. We also love that she’s a variant of Mary, making her perfect for honoring a relative with the name.

Hawaiian girl names are also well-known for their stunning meanings like Iolani’s “soar like a hawk.” Leiko is absolutely adorable on a small girl, and it’s meaning “little flower” is precious. If you’re seeking a grander meaning, Alaula mean’s “light of dawn” and Ululani means “inspired by heaven.”  For the shining light in your life, Nana’s meaning of “star” is perfect!

For those worried that Hawaiian girl names are too rare, we say look closer, and you’ll be surprised how many you’re familiar with. Leilani is hardly unheard of, and she continues to blossom on the charts. Other names are close in sound to well-known names like Keala who is similar to the popular Kayla and Kylie. A few names that are popular in the islands today aren’t original to its land, such as Kehlani, Alanis, and Keiba. They may be island imports, but we think they’re just as beautiful and worthy of mention.

Invite the peaceful vibes of the tropics in with Hawaiian girl names. Whether you’re keen on Kina or adore Alani, Hawaiian girl names are ripe with beautiful monikers to pick for your little princess.