Polynesian Submitted Names

These names are used on the various Polynesian islands of the Pacific.
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AALONA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AARON.
AELAN f Hawaiian
Means "delicate" in Hawaiian.
AFA m Polynesian
Means "hurricane" in Polynesian.
AFITU m Tongan
Means "to scatter fire" in Tongan.
AFU m Polynesian
Means "hot" in Polynesian.
AGELU f Samoan
Means "angel" in Samoan.
AHIO m Tongan
Means "whirlwind, waterspout" in Tongan.
'AHO'EITU m Polynesian
The god EITUMATUPUA climbed down from the sky on a great tree, and took a worm descendant, ILAHEVA, as his wife... [more]
AHOHAKO m Polynesian
Means "storm" in Polynesian.
AHOMANA m Polynesian
Means "thunder" in Polynesian.
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".
AIIANA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of AIYANA.
AIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of IDA, AIDA and AISHA.
AIKENI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AIDAN.
'AILANA f Hawaiian
Means "loving" in Hawaiian.... [more]
AILANI f Hawaiian
Means "chief" in Hawaiian.
AILIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of IRIS.
AILINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AILEEN / EILEEN, IRENE and AINSLEY.
AILINE f Tongan
Tongan form of IRENE.
AILUK f Polynesian
Means "bring together" in Marshallese.
AIMA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of IRMA.
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.
AINAKELE f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of AINSLEY.
AINALANI f Hawaiian (?)
Means "heavenly land" in Hawaiian, from the elements aina "land", and lani "sky, heaven".
AINANANI f Hawaiian (?)
Means "beautiful land" in Hawaiian, from the elements aina, meaning "land" and nani, meaning "beauty".
AINEKI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of INES.
AISAKE m Fijian, Polynesian
Means "he laughs" in Polynesian.
AISI m Tongan, English (Australian)
Means "ice" in Tongan.
AKA f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADA and ARTHUR.
'AKA'AKA m & f Hawaiian
Means "laugh" or "to laugh" in Hawaiian.
AKAHA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AGATHA.
AKAINA m Cook Islands Maori
Means "to singe" in Cook Islands Maori.
AKAITI f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from causative prefix aka- and iti meaning "little, small."
AKAITI m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from aka meaning "sin, fault" and iti meaning "little, small."
AKALA f Hawaiian
Probably from Hawaiian ākala meaning "pink".
AKALIANA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADRIANNA.
AKALIANE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADRIANNE.
AKAMOETEIVI m Cook Islands Maori
Means "let the bones lie, make peace" in Cook Islands Maori.
AKANESI f Tongan
Tongan form of AGNES.
AKATAUIRA m Cook Islands Maori
Means "to observe and mark", this is the name of a star important for its use in navigation.
AKAU m Tongan
Means "tree, plant, timber" in Tongan.
AKE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ARCHIE.
AKEAKAMAI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Meaning "yearning for wisdom," "philosophy," or "lover (ake) of wisdom (akamai)".
AKELA f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADELE or ASHER.
AKELE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADELE.
AKENA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ATHENA.
AKENEKI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AGNES.
AKIKONU m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ADDISON.
AKOSITA m Tongan
Tongan form of AUGUST.
ALAKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALTA.
ALAKA'I m Hawaiian
Means "leader" in Hawaiian.
ALAKIKA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ARDYCE.
ALAMANA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ARMAND.
ALAMEA f Hawaiian (Rare)
From Hawaiian ʻalamea meaning "precious".
'ALANI f Hawaiian
Meaning 'orange tree' or 'orange fruit.'
ALANOLA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ARNOLD.
ALAPA'I m Hawaiian
Diminutive of ALAPAʻINUIAKAUAUA, a king of Hawaiʻi island in ancient Hawaii.
ALAPAʻINUIAKAUAUA m Hawaiian
King of Hawai'i island in ancient Hawai'i.
ALAPAKI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALBERT.
ALAULA f Hawaiian (Rare), English (Modern, Rare)
Means "light of the early dawn" or "sunset glow" in Hawaiian, literally "flaming road" from Hawaiian ala "path, road" and ula "flame".
ALAWIKA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ARVID.
ALE m & f Hawaiian
Diminutive of ALEPELEKE, ALEKONA and names containing that sound.
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".
ALEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALICE.
ALEKEA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALTHEA.
ALEKENA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ALDEN.
ALEKONA f Hawaiian (?), American (Modern, Rare)
Hypothetical Hawaiian form of ALISON.
ALEKONA f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ALISON and ALTON.
ALEMA m Samoan
Samoan form of Alma.
ALENA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALAN / ALLEN and ARLEN.
ALEPEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALBERTA.
ALEPELEKE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALFRED.
ALEPELEKO m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ALFREDO.
ALEWA f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ALVA (1) / ALVA (2).
ALEWINA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ALVIN.
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.
ALIANA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ARIANNA.
ALI'I f & m Hawaiian
Means "chief, royal" in Hawaiian.
ALIIAHA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of AALIYAH.
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.
ALIKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALEX.
ALIKIA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ALICIA.
ALINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ARLENE.
ALIPATE m Tongan
Tongan form of ALBERT.
ALISI f Tongan
Tongan form of ALICE.
ALOFA f & m Samoan
Means "love" in Samoan.
ALOHA f & m Hawaiian (Rare), American
Short form of KEALOHA and other Hawaiian names containing aloha meaning "love" or otherwise derived directly from the word.
ʻALOHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "shine, shining" 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.
ALOLA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AURORA.
AMANAKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AMANDA.
AMANAKI m Tongan
Means "expectation" in Tongan.
AMAPELE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AMBER.
AMATAGA m & f Samoan
Means "beginning, start" in Samoan.
AME f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AMY.
AMILE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AMIR (1).
AMIRIA f Maori
Maori form of AMELIA.
AMOE f Hawaiian, Chinese (Cantonese)
Hawaiian form of the Cantonese Amoy (Ah Mooi), meaning "younger sister.'
'AMOSA m Hawaiian, Biblical Hawaiian
Older Hawaiian form of AMOS, aswell it appears in the Bible in Hawaiian.
ANAKALIA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Andrea.
ANAKELE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANDRE.
ANALEʻA f Hawaiian, History
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by Hawaiian chiefess Analeʻa Keohokālole (1816-1869), the mother of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
ANALU m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANDREW.
ANAPELA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANNABELLE.
ANAUKIHESINA m & f Tongan
Means "to love the beautiful" in Tongan.
ANE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANNIE.
ANEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANNETTE.
ANEKONA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ANSON.
ʻĀNELA f Hawaiian
Name from the Hawaiian word ʻānela meaning “angel”. Can also be interpreted as an equivalent of the English given name ANGELA.
ANELIKE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANNELIESE.
ANEWA m Maori
Means "to fall" in Maori.
ANGAAETAU m Tongan
Means "the ways of war" in Tongan.
ANGAHIKI m Tongan
Means "pride" in Tongan.
ANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful" in Hawaiian.
ANIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANITA (1).
ANITELU m Polynesian
Means "masculine, manly".
ĀNUENUE f & m Hawaiian
Means "rainbow" in Hawaiian.
ANUHEA f Hawaiian
Means "cool, soft fragrance," from anu meaning "cool(ness)" and hea meaning "mist".
AOLANI f Hawaiian (Rare)
Derived from Hawaiian ao "cloud" and lani "sky, heaven".
APELEHAMA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ABRAHAM.
APELILA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of APRIL.
API f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ABBY.
ʻAPIKAʻILA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
APIKAIRA f Maori
Maori form of ABIGAIL.
ĀRAMA m Maori
Maori form of ADAM.
ARIHI f Maori
Means 'of noble sort'
ARIIHAU m Tahitian
Means "peaceful king" or "king of peace" from Tahitian ariʻi meaning "noble, aristocrat, king" combined with hau "concord, peace".
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".
ARIKI m & f Maori
ARIO f Samoan
"Platinum"
ARNO m Polynesian
Means "wave" in Marshellese.
AROARII m Tahitian
Means "face king"; a combination of aro "face, forehead, sight" and ari'i "king".
ATA m Tongan
Means "air" or "shadow" in Tongan.
ATALUA m Tongan
Means "double shadow" in Tongan.
ATAMAHINA m & f Tongan
Means "rising of the moon" in Tongan.
ATAMAI m & f Samoan
Means "smart, intelligent" in Samoan.
ATAMOKAMEA m Tongan
Means "good wind for sailing" in Tongan.
ATEA m Maori
Atea is a deity in several Polynesian cultures.
ATONI m Maori
Maori form of ANTHONY.
ATONIO m Maori
Maori form of ANTHONY.
ʻAUKAI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "seafarer" in Hawaiian, derived from the elements ʻau "travel" and kai "sea".
AUKELE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AUDREY.
AUKINA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AUSTIN.
'AULANI f Hawaiian
Means "messenger of a chief" in Hawaiian.
AULANI f Hawaiian
Variant of 'AULANI.
'AULI'I f Hawaiian
Means "dainty, neat" in Hawaiian.
AWA f Maori
Means "stream" in Maori.
AWAPUHI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of GINGER.
BAL f & m Indian, Polynesian
Short form of names with "Bal" as prefix.
BETRA f Polynesian
Means "love" in Marshallese.
BUJEN f Polynesian
Means "promise" in Marshallese.
BURAT m Polynesian
from the polynesian island historical mythology. Burat is the almighty phallic symbolic god of fertility
DANI'ELA m Hawaiian, Biblical Hawaiian
Older Hawaiian form of DANIEL, aswell it appears in the Bible in Hawaiian.
DENGIILEI f Polynesian
Means "top of a sail" in Palauan.
DERUMK m Polynesian
Means "thunder" in Palauan.
DIVAVESI m Micronesian, Nauruan
The president of Nauru's name is Baron Divavesi Waqa.
EALA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EARL.
EFITAHI m Tongan
Means "carry it to the sea" in Tongan.
'EHUKAI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "seaspray" in Hawaiian.
EKEKA f Hawaiian
Variant of EKIKA.
EKEKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDGAR.
EKEKELA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ESTHER.
EKELA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ETHEL.
EKELE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ESTELLE.
EKEMONA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of EDMOND.
EKENA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDNA (1).
EKIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDITH.
EKIWINA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of EDWINA.
EKUALO m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of EDUARDO.
ELEKI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELSIE.
ELEKONA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ELTON.
ELELOE m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ELROY.
ELEMA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELMER.
ELENEKI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ERNEST.
ELENOLA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELEANOR.
ELEWIKA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ELVIS.
ELEWINA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of ERWIN / ERVIN and ELVIN.
ELIKA m Hawaiian
Elika is the Hawaiian version of the name Eric.
ELIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELIZA.
ELINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ERIN.
ELIOKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELLIOT.
ELISAPETA f Samoan
Samoan form of ELISABETH.
ELOIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELOISE.
ELONI m Tongan
Tongan form of AARON.
EMANUELU m Samoan
Samoan form of EMMANUEL.
EME f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of AIMEE.
EMELA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EMIL.
EMELE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EMILY.
EMERE f Maori
Maori form of EMILY.
EMOSI m Polynesian
Polynesian form of AMOS.
ENOKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ENOCH or ENOS.
ERITA f Tahitian
Means "royal coconut" in Tahitian.
ERUERA m Maori
Maori form of EDWARD.
ESEKIELU m Samoan
Samoan form of EZEKIEL.
ESETA f Polynesian
Polynesian form of ESTHER.
'ESETERA f Hawaiian, Biblical Hawaiian
Older Hawaiian form of ESTHER, aswell it appears in the Bible in Hawaiian.
ETANA m Maori
Maori form of ETHAN.
ETERA m Maori
Maori form of EZRA.
ETEROA m Tahitian
Means "Rūrutu" (an island in the Austral archipelago) in Tahitian, derived from Eteroa, the former name of the island.
ETETIERA m Tahitian
Tahitian form of EZECHIEL (see EZEKIEL).
EVAIPOMANA m Tongan
Means "walk in thundering night" in Tongan.
ʻEWALANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly Eve", from Ewa, the Hawaiian form of EVE, combined with Hawaiian lani "heaven, sky".
EWALINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EVELYN.
'EZEKI'ELA m Hawaiian, Biblical Hawaiian
Older Hawaiian form of EZEKIEL, aswell it appears in the Bible in Hawaiian.
'EZERA m Hawaiian, Biblical Hawaiian
Older Hawaiian form of EZRA, aswell it appears in the Bible in Hawaiian.
FA'ALUPE f & m Samoan
Means "the way of the pigeon" in Samoan.
FA'ATASI f Samoan
Means "together" or "once" in Samoan.
FAHINA m & f Tongan
Means "white hala fruit" or "white complexion" in Tongan.
FAI m Tongan
Means "perform" or "stingray" in Tongan.
FAINGA m Tongan
Means "contend, wrestle" in Tongan.
FAITUA m Tongan
Means "like a commander" in Tongan.
FAKAHAFUA m Tongan
Means "to give everything, finish everything" in Tongan.
FAKALELEI m Tongan
Means "make peace" in Tongan.
FAKAMULILAKI m Tongan
Means "give the best thing last" in Tongan.
FAKAOLAKIFANGA m Tongan
Means "light on the beach" in Tongan.
FAKAOSIFOLAU m Tongan
Means "to sail for the last time" or "person who continuously voyages" in Tongan.
FAKAPULIA m Tongan
Means "to conceal" in Tongan.
FAKATETE m Tongan
Means "boat race" in Tongan.
FAKATOUMAFI m Tongan
Means "both brave men" in Tongan.
FAKATOUOLA m Tongan
Means "both to live" in Tongan.
FALAKIKA m Tongan
Means "my mat" in Tongan.
FALEAFA m Tongan
Means "a strong house" in Tongan.
FALEOLA m Tongan
Means "a house of success" in Tongan.
FALISAI m Tongan
Means "a handsome house" in Tongan.
FANGU m Tongan
Means "scented oil" in Tongan.
FANGUANI m Tongan
Means "awaken" in Tongan.
FANGUPU m Tongan
Means "always talking" in Tongan.
FARA m Tahitian
Means "screwpine" (also called pandanus; a type of plant and fruit) in Tahitian.
FATAFEHIFANGAAFA m Tongan
Means "landing platform in time of hurricane" in Tongan.
FATAI m Tongan
Means "creeping grass" in Tongan.
FAUHIVA m Tongan
Means "compose songs" in Tongan.
FAUIKI m Tongan
Means "small hau trees" in Tongan.
FAUTAVE m Tongan
Means "tall hau tree" in Tongan.
FEAOKIHALA m Tongan
Means "keeping company on the road" in Tongan.
FEAOMOEMANU m Tongan
Means "accompanied by birds" in Tongan.
FEHOKOMOELANGI m Tongan
Means "wishing to be next to the sky" in Tongan.
FEILOAKIMUA m Tongan
Means "to meet before" in Tongan.
FEKAU m Tongan
Means "order, message" in Tongan.
FEKEILA m Tongan
Means "spotted octopus" in Tongan.
FEOAMOEATA m Tongan
Means "to accompany the shadow" in Tongan.
FETIA f Polynesian, Tahitian
Means "star" in Tahitian.
FETU f Samoan
Means "star" in Samoan.
FETULIKIMOANA m Tongan
Means "hurrying out to the ocean" in Tongan.
FETULIMOEATA m Tongan
Means "chased by the dawn" in Tongan.
FETUU m & f Tongan
Means "star" in Tongan.
FEVANGA m Tongan
Means "to desire" in Tongan.
FIAFIA f Samoan
Means "happy" in Samoan.
FIEFIA m Tongan
Means "rejoice, gladness" in Tongan.
FIEILOEUA m & f Tongan
Means "twilight light, dawn light" in Tongan.
FIELEA m Tongan
Means "wish to speak" in Tongan.
FILEMU m & f Samoan
Means "quiet, peacefulness" in Samoan.
FILI m Polynesian
Polynesian form of PHIL.
FILIAI m Tongan
Means "choose amongst many things" in Tongan.
FILILAVA m Tongan
Means "get his choice" in Tongan.
FUIFUI m Polynesian
Tongan meaning "love love", to indicate "greatly loved". A famous namesake is Tongan-born international rugby league footballer Fuifui Moimoi.
HA'AHEO f & m Hawaiian
Means "cherished with pride" in Hawaiian.
HAIKELA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of HAZEL.
HAILAMA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of HIRAM.
HAIMONA m Maori
Maori form of Simon.
HAKARAIA m Maori
Maori form of ZECHARIAH.
HAKOPA m Maori
Maori form of JACOB.
HALAKI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHARLOTTE.
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