Polynesian Submitted Names

These names are used on the various Polynesian islands of the Pacific.
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KALILI f Hawaiian
A Hawaiian feminine name derived from the name of a species of native violet.
KALOE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Chloe.
KALOLAINA f Hawaiian, Fijian
Hawaiian and Fijian adoption of Carolina.
KAMAEHU m Hawaiian
From the word meaning "strength, energy, firmness of resolution, fixedness of purpose."
KAMAHAʻO m Hawaiian
From the word meaning "wonderful, astonishing, marvelous."
KAMAILE f & m Hawaiian
Means "the maile," from definite article ka and maile, a type of vine native to Hawaii that is used mainly to make leis.
KAMAKA f & m Hawaiian
Derived from Hawaiian ka "the" and maka meaning "eye", "bud" or "beloved one, child", also a short form of compound given names beginning thus. This name was popular in Hawaii from 1900-1939.
KAMAKANA m Hawaiian
Means "the gift" or "the reward," from definite article ka and makana meaning "gift, present, reward, award, donation, prize."
KAMAKANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the wind," from definite article ka and makani meaning "wind, breeze."
KAMALEI f & m Hawaiian
Means "lei child" or "lei person," from kama meaning "child, person" and lei meaning "lei, garland, wreath."
KAMANI m & f English (American), Hawaiian
From the surname “Kamani”.
KAMEA f Hawaiian
Means "the one," from definite article ka and mea, which refers to a thing, person, matter or object.
KAMEAʻIʻOMAKAMAE m & f Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "the truly precious thing".
KAMEĀLOHA f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "the beloved one," "the affectionate one" or "the compassionate one," from definite article ka, mea, which refers to a thing, person, matter or object, and aloha meaning "love, affection, compassion."
KAMEHAMEHA m Hawaiian
Means "The quiet one". Kamehameha the great (Full name: Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea) was the founder and first King of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
KAMUELA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Samuel.
KANA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of HANNAH
KANAʻI m Hawaiian
Means "the conqueror," from definite article ka and naʻi meaning "conqueror."
KANALEI f Hawaiian
Means "Kana's flower" from Kana, a Maui demigod + lei, flower; or "beautiful flower" from Kanani, the beauty + lei, flower.
KANALOA m Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
The god of the ocean in Hawaiian mythology.
KANIELA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Daniel.
KANIKE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Janice.
KANOA m & f Hawaiian
Means "the free one," from definite article ka and noa meaning "freedom."
KANOELANI f Hawaiian
Means "the heavenly mist" or "the spiritual mist," from definite article ka, noe meaning "mist, fog, vapour, rain spray" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
KAONA f Hawaiian
Kaona is a Hawaiian word referring to the hidden meaning of a word or phrase
KAORIKI m Tahitian
Of Marquesan origin.
KAPELIELA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Gabriel.
KAPUA f Maori
Means "cloud" in Maori.
KARAITIANA m Maori
Maori form of Christian.
KARAMEA f Maori
Means "red ochre" in Maori. Also a loan word from English, meaning "caramel".
KARARAINA f Maori
Maori form of Caroline.
KARAU f Polynesian
Means "rain" in Gilbertese.
KARAWA f Polynesian
Means "sky" in Gilbertese.
KAUANE f Hawaiian
Kauane could be a variant of the Hawaiian name Kauana meaning "guardian of secrets" in Hawaiian.
KAʻUHANE f & m Hawaiian
Derived from Hawaiian ka meaning "the" and 'uhane meaning "soul, spirit".
KAUHANE f & m Hawaiian (Archaic)
Old orthography form of Kaʻuhane.
KAULANA m & f Hawaiian
From the word meaning "famous, celebrated, renowned, well-known."
KAWAI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the water," from definite article ka and wai meaning "water."
KAWAIOLA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the water of life" from Hawaiian ka "the" combined with wai "(fresh) water" and ola "life" (compare Waiola).
KAWENA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the glow" or "the glowing one," from definite article ka and wena meaning "glow."
KĀWIKA m Hawaiian
Vernacular form of Dāvida, the form of David used in the Hawaiian Bible. This was the Hawaiian pronunciation of the name of King David Kalākaua (1836-1891), the last reigning king of Hawaiʻi.
KEAKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Jack.
KEAKAOKALANI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian masculine name meaning "the heavenly shadow".
KE'ALA m & f Hawaiian
Popular name in Hawaii in 1940-1969.... [more]
KEALALAINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Caroline.
KEALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "clear heaven," from kea meaning "white, clear" and lani meaning "sky, heaven(ly), spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
KEALAONALANI f & m Hawaiian
Presumably means "the path to the heavens" from Keala "the path" and Nalani "the heavens".
KEALIʻI m Hawaiian
Means "the chief," "the ruler," "the monarch," "the king" or "the commander," from definite article ke and aliʻi which means "chief, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, aristocrat, king, commander."... [more]
KEALIʻIʻAUKAI m & f Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "The sea-faring chief".
KEALI'I O'KA'EHUKAI f Hawaiian
Means "ruler of the ocean sprays" in Hawaiian.
KEALOHAPAUʻOLE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian feminine name meaning "the love neverending".
KEʻALOHILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the heavenly brightness" or "the bright sky," from definite article ke, ʻalohi meaning "bright, brilliant, glitter, sparkle" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
KEANI f & m Hawaiian
Variant of Keanu.
KEĀNUENUEOKALANI f Hawaiian
Means "the rainbow of the sky" in Hawaiian.
KEAO f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "the light," "the day," "the daylight," "the dawn" or "the cloud," from definite article ke and ao which means "light, day, daylight, dawn, cloud."
KEAWE m & f Hawaiian
Means "the strand" or "the wake of a ship," from definite article ke and awe meaning "strand, thread, wake of a ship."
KEDEB f Polynesian
Means "short" in Palauan.
KEEMO m Hawaiian
Variant of Kimo.
KĒHAU f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "dew, mist, dewdrop."
KEHAULANI f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kēhau "dew, dewdrop" and lani "heaven, sky". This was one of the top 100 girls' names in Hawaii in 1997.
KEIKILANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian keiki "child" and lani "heaven, sky". This name was popular in Hawaii from 2000-2005.
KEILANI f Hawaiian
Means "glorious sky" or "glorious heaven," from kei meaning "dignified, proud, glorious" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
KEKAI m Hawaiian
Means "the sea," from definite article ke and kai meaning "sea, sea water."
KEKAPUHILIHINAPOHULANI f & m Hawaiian
The winding pathway to Heaven.
KEKINO m Hawaiian
Means "strength" in Hawaiian.
KELE m Hawaiian
Meaning Jerry in Hawaiian...
KELEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian adoption of Theresa.
KELEKOLIO m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of Gregory.
KELI'I m Hawaiian
Means "chief" in Hawaiian.
KELUPAINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Tryphena.
KENESE f Samoan
Samoan form of Genesis.
KEO m & f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Joe.
KEOKI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of George.
KEOLA m Hawaiian
From the Hawaiian definite article ke "the" and ola "life, health". It was one of the 100 most popular names given to boys in Hawaii in the years 1974, 1978-1979, and 1981.
KEONA m & f Hawaiian, African American
Means "the attractive" in Hawaiian. Also a short form of other names beginning with Keona, such as Keonaona.
KEONAONA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the soft fragrance," "the soft perfume" or "the aroma," from definite article ke and onaona meaning "soft fragrance/perfume, aroma."
KEPANO m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Stephen.
KEWINA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of Kevin.
KIAKONA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian for "pillar of Kona". Kona is the name of a star.
KIALO m Hawaiian
Native Hawaiian word meaning, "A digging out." or used to describe "To reach after, as in drawing something to one." sometimes used as a given name.
KIALOA f & m Hawaiian
A Native Hawaiian word describing a type of long, light, and finished canoe which evolved as slang to refer to a tall, beautiful woman...sometimes used as a given name.
KIAWE m Hawaiian (Modern, Rare)
From the Hawaiian common name of Prosopis pallida, a species of mesquite tree.
KIELE f Hawaiian
Means "gardenia" in Hawaiian.
KIKILIA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of Cecilia.
KILIA f Hawaiian
Means “heaven” in Hawaiian.
KILIKOPELA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Christopher.
KILINOE f Hawaiian (Rare)
From kili meaning "raindrops, fine rain" and noe meaning "mist, fog, vapour, rain spray."
KIMIORA m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from kimi meaning "search/look for, seek out" and ora meaning "life."
KINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Gina or Tina.
KINI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Cindy.
KOALIʻI m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "chiefly warrior" or "ruling warrior," from koa meaning "soldier, warrior, fighter" and liʻi, shortened from aliʻi meaning "chief, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, aristocrat, king, commander."
KOAMALU m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "brave strength," from koa meaning "brave, bold, fearless, valiant" and malu meaning "shelter, protection, peace, control, strength."
KOHA f Maori
Means "gift" in Maori.
KOHU m Maori
Means "mist" in Maori.
KŌLEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Dorothy.
KOLINAISI m Tongan, Polynesian
Became more known in USA, from popular American show "The Biggest Loser" Season 9 (2010) contestant Kolinaisi "Koli" Palu.
KOLOA m & f Tongan
Means "wealth" in Tongan.
KOLOMONA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Solomon.
KOMINIKO m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Dominic.
KONA f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian word meaning "leewards" corresponding to South West due to Hawaiian tradewinds.
KONAKAI f Hawaiian
Unknown.
KOPAEA f Hawaiian (Rare)
Hawaiian form of Sophia.
KOPAKA m Hawaiian, Popular Culture
Kopaka was the Toa Mata of Ice on the island of Mata Nui, and deputy commander of the Toa Mata. Later, he became the Toa Nuva of ice. ( From the series BIONICLE by Greg Farshtey )... [more]
KOPI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Sophia.
m & f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
From the word meaning "upright."... [more]
KŪHAʻO m Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "standing alone, indepedent."
KUILEI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian feminine name which can mean "the one who strings the lei" or "the one who brings or raises the child". It could also be taken from the name of some cliffs in Honolulu.
KULA f Hawaiian
Means "gold" in Hawaiian.
KUMULANI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian~
KUPA'A m Hawaiian
Means "steadfast" in Hawaiian.
KŪPONO m & f Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "honest, decent, appropriate, satisfactory, rightful, reliable, just, fair."
KU'UALOHA f Hawaiian
Means "my love" in Hawaiian, from ku'u, an affectionate way to say "mine", and aloha, meaning "love".
KU'UIPO f & m Hawaiian
Means "my sweetheart," from singular affectionate pronoun ku'u and ipo meaning "sweetheart, lover," the term used to express affection.
KUʻULEI f Hawaiian
Means "my child" from Hawaiian kuʻu "my" and lei "wreath" (by extension "child", carried on the shoulders like a lei). This name was popular in Hawaii between 1900-1939.
KUʻULEIALOHA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian name with the combination of kuʻu "my", lei "wreath; child" and aloha "love". Meaning "my beloved child".
KU’UMOMIMAKAMAE f Hawaiian
Means "my precious pearl" in Hawaiian.
LAʻAKEA m & f Hawaiian
Means "clear sacredness" or "clear holiness," from laʻa meaning "sacred, holy, devoted, consecrated, dedicated" and kea meaning "white, clear."
LAE f & m Polynesian
Means "calm water" in Marshallese.
LAELI f Polynesian
The name Laeli comes from the name for "cool, gentle breeze"
LAGI f Samoan
Means "heaven" in Samoan.
LAHELA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Rachel.
LAILA f Hawaiian
Means flower and heaven.
LAINI f & m English (Rare), Estonian (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Samoan (Rare)
As an English name, it is a variant of Lainie.
LAKA m & f Polynesian Mythology, Hawaiian (Rare)
From laka meaning "tame". This is the name of a goddess of the hula and a god of canoe makers, and a legendary hero.
LAKI m Samoan
Means "lucky" in Samoan.
LALELA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Laurel.
LANAKILA m & f Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "victory, triumph."
LANGIDRIK m Polynesian
Means "small storm" in Marshellese.
LANIAKEA f & m Hawaiian, Astronomy
The name Laniakea means "immeasurable heaven" in Hawaiian, from "lani" for 'heaven' and "akea" for 'spacious' or 'immeasurable'. Laniakea is the galaxy supercluster that is home to the Milky Way, the Solar System and Earth... [more]
LANIMELE f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly song" from Hawaiian lani "heaven, sky" and mele "song".
LAWAIʻA m Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "fisherman."
LEA f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Goddess of canoe builders; wife of Ku-moku-hali'i; sister of Hina-puku-'ai; she takes the form of an 'elepaio (a forest bird)
LEHIWA f Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "admirable, attractive."
LEHUANANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful ʻōhiʻa (flower)," from lehua, which refers to the flower of the ʻōhiʻa tree and also the tree itself, and nani meaning "beauty, glory, splendour."
LEIALOHA m & f Hawaiian
Means "beloved child" from Hawaiian lei "wreath" (by extension "child", carried on the shoulders like a lei) and aloha "love". This name was popular in Hawaii from 1900-1939.
LEIKEA f Hawaiian (?)
Means "white flowers", from Hawaiian lei and kea "white".
LEIKO f Hawaiian
Combination of "lei" and the Japanese suffix -ko meaning "child". This name was possibly invented by Hawaiians of mixed Japanese-Hawaiian ancestry. It is not used as a given name in Japan.
LEILA f Hawaiian
Combination of Lei and La. Lei meaning "flowers, lei, child" and La meaning "day".
LEINA'ALA f Hawaiian
Popular in Hawaii in 1900-1939.
LEINANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful child" from Hawaiian lei "wreath" (by extension "child", carried on the shoulders like a lei) and nani "beauty". This name was popular in Hawaii from 1900-1939.
LEKILEI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Lesley.
LEKINALA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Reginald.
LIAMA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Liam.
LIKEKE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Richard.
LIKO m Hawaiian
Means "bud" in Hawaiian.
LILIKOʻI f Hawaiian
From the word which refers to a passion fruit.
LILINOE f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
From the word meaning "fine mist." A deity in Hawaiian mythology goes by this name, associated with Mauna Kea alongside Poliʻahu and Waiau.
LILI'UOKALANI f Hawaiian
Means "smarting of the high-born one". This name was borne by a Hawaiian monarch. She was named this because at the time of her birth, a relative was suffering from an eye pain.
LILO f Hawaiian
Means "generous" in Hawaiian. It was the name of a title character in Disney's 'Lilo and Stitch'.
LILUOKALANI f Hawaiian
Name of the Queen of Hawaii who surrendered to the United States.
LIONA f & m Hawaiian
Means "lion" in Hawaiian.
LOIMATA f Samoan
Samoan form of Roimata.
LOIMATAMALIGI f Samoan
Means "falling tears" in Samoan.
LOKAPA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Robert.
LOKELANI f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian loke "rose" (which derives from English rose) and lani "heaven, sky". It was popular in Hawaii during the first half of the 20th century.
LOMON m Polynesian
Means "rough waters" in Marshellese.
LONO m Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
The god of "peace and prosperity, wind and rain" in Hawaii.
LOPAKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Robert.
LUKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Ruth.
LUKIA f Hawaiian
Contracted form of Lu'ukia as well as the Hawaiian form of Lucia. This name has also been used as a vernacular form of Lydia.
LUNALILO f Hawaiian
One of Princess Kaiulani's (the people's princess) names.
LUPE f Hawaiian
from Ruby
LUPELELE f Samoan
Derived from the Samoan lupe meaning a kind of pigeon, and lele meaning "flit, fly".
LUPESINA f Samoan
Derived from lupe meaning a kind of pigeon and sina meaning "white, silver, grey".
LUʻUKIA f Polynesian Mythology, Hawaiian (Rare)
Name of A legendary chiefess, sister of Kāwelu, daughter or wife of ʻOlopana.
MA'ATA f Hawaiian, Maori
Variant of Maata.
MAEHE f Maori
Derived from Maori Māehe "(the month of) March".
MAEVARAU m Tahitian
Means "welcome wishes" in Tahitian.
MAHANA f Tahitian, Hawaiian
Means "sun" in Tahitian and "warmth, heat" in Hawaiian.
MÂHEALANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly haze" from Hawaiian māhea "haze" and lani "heaven, sky". This was the name of the night of the full moon in the ancient Hawaiian calendar.
MAHINA f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Means "moon, month" in Hawaiian, from Proto-Polynesian *masina. In Hawaiian mythology, Mahina is a lunar deity and the mother of Hema.
MAHINE f Maori
Means "clean girl" or "white girl" in Maori.
MAHUIKA f Polynesian Mythology, Maori (Rare)
Combination of the name Maui and the Polynesian root hika "to rub, to burn". In Māori mythology, Mahuika is a fire deity and the wife of Auahitūroa. The trickster Maui was said to have stolen fire from the goddess's fingernails.
MAIEA f & m Maori
MAIKAʻI f & m Hawaiian
From Hawaiian maikaʻi meaning "good".
MAILELAULIʻI f Hawaiian
Hawaiian feminine name meaning "small leaf maile plant".
MAILI f Hawaiian
Means "pebble" or "pebbly" in Hawaiian.
MAIMITI f Tahitian
Means "surfer" or "coming from the sea" in Tahitian; a combination of may meaning "to come" and miti "sea".
MAIPE m Chamorro, Polynesian
Means "fiery, hot, passionate", from the word máipe.
MĀKA m Maori
Maori form of Mark.
MAKAI m Hawaiian
Makai is an adverb in the Hawaiian language using the ma directional particle + kai (ocean). It literally means "toward or by the sea; seaward". It is sometimes used as a given name, particularly within the Hawaiian Islands but is also found within the continental United States.
MAKALA f Hawaiian
Means "myrtle" in Hawaiian.
MAKALEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Margaret.
MAKAMAE f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "precious, highly prized, darling."
MAKANAOKEAKUA m Hawaiian
Makanaokeakua is of Hawaiian origin and it is also used mainly in the Hawaiian language. The name's meaning is 'god's gift'.
MAKANI m & f Hawaiian, Popular Culture
Means "wind" or "ghost" in Hawaiian.... [more]
MAKANUI f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "big eyes".
MAKEO m Hawaiian
A rare or alternative name to Mako or Makko.
MĀKERE f Maori
Maori form of Margaret.
MAKIKONU f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Madison.
MAKOA m Hawaiian
From the word meaning "fearless, courageous, aggressive."
MALANA f Hawaiian
"light; buoyant"... [more]
MALEA f Hawaiian (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of Malia.
MALEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Martha.
MALOSI m Samoan (Rare)
Of Samoan origin, meaning "strength". Used by stuntman Malosi Leonard.
MALULANI m & f Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "heavenly shade" or "heavenly protection".
MAMO f Hawaiian
From the name of two species of black-and-yellow birds (both extinct) native to the Hawaiian Islands. A notable bearer was Hawaiian-born actress Mamo Clark (1914-1986).
MANA m & f Hawaiian
From the word referring to a supernatural, religious or divine power.
MANA'ARII m Tahitian
Means "royal power" in Tahitian; a combination of mana "power" and ari'i "king".
MANAHAU m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and hau "inside".
MANAMEA f Samoan
Means "sweetheart, beloved" in Samoan.
MANA'OLANA f & m Hawaiian
Means "hope, expectation, confidence" in Hawaiian.
MANATEA m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and tea "white".
MANATINI m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and tini "numerous, multiple".
MANAVAI f Tahitian
Means "sacred source" or "sacred spring"; a combination of Tahitian mana "sacred" and vai "water, spring".
MANU m & f Maori, Hawaiian (Rare, Archaic)
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "bird", from the word manu. Popular for singers.... [more]
MANUARII m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian manu "bird" and ari'i "king, chief, prince". A known bearer is Manuarii Hauata (1994-), a footballer from French Polynesia.
MANUIA f Tahitian
Means "health" in Tahitian.
MANUKA m Maori
A New Zealand name for the flowering shrub/tree whose scientific name is Leptospermum scoparium, famous for the strong honey produced from its blossoms. The tree gets its name from Maori tradition, because Manuka was the name of one of the great ocean-going canoes which brought the Maoris to New Zealand... [more]
MANUTEA m Tahitian
Means "white bird"; a combination of Tahitian manu "bird" and tea "white".
MĀPUANA f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian māpuana meaning "wafted fragrance".
MARAEA f Maori
Maori form of Maria.
MARAMA m Tahitian
Means "bright, clear" in Tahitian.
MARETA f Polynesian
Gilbertese form of Martha.
MARETO m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Marc (see Mark).
MAREVA f Tahitian
Literally means "the one that passes quickly without turning", metaphorically meaning "shooting star".
MATAALII f Samoan
Samoan form of Matariki.
MATAʻIAPO m & f Cook Islands Maori
Means "first-born." It is also used as a hereditary title, specifically for the head of a sub-tribe.
MATAMARU m & f Cook Islands Maori
Means "gentle face," derived from mata meaning "face" and maru meaning "soft, gentle."
MATANGARO f & m Cook Islands Maori
Means "lost face," derived from mata meaning "face" and ngaro meaning "disappear, vanish, lose."
MATARIKI f Maori
Maori feminine name meaning "small eyes", the name of the Pleiades.
MĀTENE m Maori
Maori form of Martin.
MATIU m Maori (?), Gascon
Maori and Gascon form of Matthew.
MAUNA f Hawaiian
Means "mountain" in Hawaiian.
MAYLEA f Hawaiian
Means "wildflower" in Hawaiian.
MEA f Hawaiian (?)
Means "red" in Hawaiian
MEALIʻI f Hawaiian
Means "little thing" in Hawaiian.
MEHANA f Hawaiian
Variant of Mahana.
MEILANI f Hawaiian (Modern, Rare)
Possibly synthetic Hawaiian name influenced by Melanie and/or Leilani using the Hawaiian element lani "heavenly." Used very rarely in the US, mainly California and Hawaii, since the 1980s or earlier... [more]
MELELANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly song" from Hawaiian mele "song" and lani "heaven, sky".
MELI f Hawaiian
Means "honey" or "bee" in Hawaiian.
MELIA f Hawaiian
Means "plumeria" in Hawaiian.
MERAHI m & f Tahitian
Means "angel" in Tahitian.
MEREANA f Maori
Maori form of Mary Ann.
MERRYANN f Samoan
Merryann is a very rare name, many people use this name but with a different spelling. Merryann means beautiful but also immature.
METIK f Polynesian
Means "to find" in Palauan.
METUA f & m Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian
Means "parent."
METUKER m Polynesian
Means "deep spot in shallow waters" in Palauan.
MIʻIMETUA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from miʻi meaning "grieve" and Metua.
MIKIʻALA f Hawaiian
Means "alert, prompt" in Hawaiian.
MILILANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly caress", from Hawaiian mili "caress" and lani "heaven, sky".
MILLAWA f Polynesian
The name Millawa come from the name for "peaceful ocean waves"
MIRIAMA f Maori, Fijian (Rare)
Maori and Fijian form of Mary.
MITI f Tahitian
Means "sea" in Tahitian.
MOANAITI m Tahitian
Means "small ocean"; a combination of Tahitian moana meaning "ocean" and the suffix -iti implying a small size.
MOANATINI m Tahitian
Means "many oceans"; a combination of Tahitian moana "ocean" and tini "many, multiple".
MOANIKEʻALA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian feminine name meaning "The fragrance is wind-blown".
MOEATA f Tahitian
From Tahitian moe meaning "sleep, slumber" and ata meaning "cloud".
MOEHAU m & f Tahitian
Means "peaceful slumber" from Tahitian moe "sleep" and hau "peace, concord".
MOEROA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Means "long sleep," derived from moe meaning "sleep" and roa meaning "long."
MOHI m Maori
Maori form of Moses.
MOKIHANA f Hawaiian
From the name of a type of tree that grows on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The mokihana tree's fragrant berries are used in making leis.
MOMILANI f Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "heavenly pearl," "spiritual pearl," "royal pearl" or "noble pearl," from momi meaning "pearl" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
MO'O m & f Hawaiian
Unisex name meaning “supernatural water lizard" or "lineage; legend”.
MOOREA f Tahitian
From the Tahitian Mo'ore'a meaning “yellow lizard". This was the name of Luisa Casati’s only grandchild, Moorea Hastings. Derived from the name of an island in French Polynesia.
NAʻAUAO f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "daylight mind" or "knowledge".
NAEHU m & f Tahitian
Contracted form of Tahitian nā ehu fānau maeha'a tapu nui meaning "consecrated blonde newborn twins".
NAHEI f Tahitian
Means "twin crowns"; a combination of Tahitian na denoting duplicates or twins and hei meaning "crown".
NAHELE f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "forest" in Hawaiian.
NAHENAHE f Hawaiian
Hawaiian feminine name meaning "soft, gentle".
NAI'A f & m Hawaiian
Means "dolphin" in Hawaiian.
NÂINOA m Hawaiian
Originally given as the third name of a child who was named after two relatives or friends, meaning "the namesakes" from the Hawaiian plural definite article, , with inoa "name". It was popular in Hawaii from 2000-2005.