are used on the various Polynesian islands of the Pacific.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHIO m Tongan
Means "whirlwind, waterspout" in Tongan.
AHULANI f Hawaiian
Means "sky alter" in Hawaiian, from the elements ahu
, meaning "alter" and lani
, meaning "sky, heaven".
AHUMERE f Tahitian
Derived from Tahitian ahu
meaning "clothes, tapa cloth" and mere
meaning "parental grief, grief of a parent".
AHUTIARE f Tahitian
From Tahitian ahu
meaning "clothes, fabric, garment" and tiare
meaning "flower, blossom".
AHUURA f & m Tahitian
Means "red dress" from the Tahitian phrase ʻahu ʻura ariʻi o te toʻo ao te rā
meaning "royal red robe of the sunset".
AIMATA m & f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian ai
"in possession of" and mata
, derived from the word Matamua
meaning "eldest sibling". This name was traditionally given to the firstborn child of a family.
AINALANI f Hawaiian (?)
Means "heavenly land" in Hawaiian, from the elements aina
"land", and lani
AINANANI f Hawaiian (?)
Means "beautiful land" in Hawaiian, from the elements aina
, meaning "land" and nani
, meaning "beauty".
AKAITI f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived either from causative prefix aka-
meaning "little, small" or from aka
meaning "sin, fault" and iti
meaning "little, small."
AKAU m Tongan
Means "tree, plant, timber" in Tongan.
ALEALANI f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "the sweet voice of the heavens", from the Hawaiian 'ale'a
, meaning "sweet voiced" and lani
, meaning "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
ALEXZADE m & f Polynesian
Alexzade is an Polynesian unisex name used primarily in Fiji and Samoa. It has no specific meaning, but can be inferred as spiritual.
ALIʻIKOA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "brave king" or "warrior king," from aliʻi
meaning "chief, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, king, commander" and koa
meaning "soldier, warrior, fighter."
ALI'ILOA m Hawaiian
Said to mean both "distant chief" and "high chief" in Hawaiian.
ʻALOHILANI f Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "heavenly brightness" from Hawaiian alohi
"shine" and lani
"heaven, sky". In Hawaiian myth this was the name of a heavenly land.
ANALEʻA f Hawaiian, History
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by Hawaiian chiefess Analeʻa Keohokālole (1816-1869), the mother of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
ʻĀNELA f Hawaiian
Name from the Hawaiian word ʻānela
meaning “angel”. Can also be interpreted as an equivalent of the English given name ANGELA
ANUHEA f Hawaiian
Means "cool, soft fragrance," from anu
meaning "cool(ness)" and hea
ARIIHAU m Tahitian
Means "peaceful king" or "king of peace" from Tahitian ariʻi
meaning "noble, aristocrat, king" combined with hau
ARIITAIA m Tahitian
Means "respected king" in Tahitian; a combination of ari'i
meaning "king" and taia
meaning "respect, fear".
ARIITEA m Tahitian
Means "white king"; a combination of Tahitian ari'i
"white" and téa
"white, light, pale".
AROARII m Tahitian
Means "face king"; a combination of aro
"face, forehead, sight" and ari'i
ATA m Tongan
Means "air" or "shadow" in Tongan.
ATEA m Maori
Atea is a deity in several Polynesian cultures.
ʻAUKAI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "seafarer" in Hawaiian, derived from the elements ʻau
"travel" and kai
BURAT m Polynesian
from the polynesian island historical mythology. Burat is the almighty phallic symbolic god of fertility
ETEROA m Tahitian
Means "Rūrutu" (an island in the Austral archipelago) in Tahitian, derived from Eteroa
, the former name of the island.
ʻEWALANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly Eve", from Ewa
, the Hawaiian form of EVE
, combined with Hawaiian lani
FAHINA m & f Tongan
Means "white hala fruit" or "white complexion" in Tongan.
FAI m Tongan
Means "perform" or "stingray" in Tongan.
FAKAOSIFOLAU m Tongan
Means "to sail for the last time" or "person who continuously voyages" in Tongan.
FARA m Tahitian
Means "screwpine" (also called pandanus
; a type of plant and fruit) in Tahitian.
FILIAI m Tongan
Means "choose amongst many things" in Tongan.
FUIFUI m PolynesianTongan
meaning "love love", to indicate "greatly loved". A famous namesake is Tongan-born international rugby league footballer Fuifui Moimoi.