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100+ Beautiful Hawaiian Dog Name Ideas

Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

The best Hawaiian dog names.

The best Hawaiian dog names.

Popular Hawaiian Name Ideas for Your Dog

Are you looking for a special name for your beloved canine companion? Are you interested in picking a Hawaiian name about the sun, the stars, the sky, or the ocean? Perhaps he or she is a Kala, "the sun," or an Asera, "lucky," or Koa, "brave," or Kapena, a "captain."

Whatever name you choose for your male or female dog, pick a name full of meaning and select from this list of 100 incredible ideas from the Hawaiian language and Hawaiian tradition.

Hawaiian Name Ideas and Their Meaning

NameMeaning

Ahe

Soft breeze

Aka

Shadow

Akela

Wisdom

Akua

Spirit

Alamea

Precious

Alika

Truthful

Aloha

Love

Anela

Angel

Aouli

Blue sky

Asera

Lucky

Pick a name from the beautiful Hawaiian language.

Pick a name from the beautiful Hawaiian language.

Hawaiian Names for Dogs

NameMeaning

Eno

Wild

Hani

Happy

Hau

Snow

Hoku

Star

Honi

Amiable

Honu

Green turtle

Hula

Hawaiian dance

Inoki

Devoted

Iolana

Soaring bird

Ipo

Sweetheart

Is she a Nala?

Is she a Nala?

NameMeaning

Kahawai

River

Kahili

Feather

Kahoni

Kiss

Kahu

Guardian

Kahula

Dancing

Kahuna

A secret

Kai

Seaside

Kaipo

Darling

Kala

Princess

Kalama

The light

Hawaiian Pronunciation

More Male and Female Dog Name Ideas in Hawaiian

NameMeaning

Kalani

From the heavens

Kale

Strong

Kalea

Joyous

Kalei

Beloved

Kaleo

Sound, voice

Kalino

Brilliant

Kamalei

Loved child

Kani

Tone

Kanoe

Mist

Kanye

Freedom

Is he a Shaka?

Is he a Shaka?

NameMeaning

Kapena

Captain

Kapua

Flower

Kapueo

Owl

Kapuni

Favorite

Kawena

Shine

Keahi

Flame

Keanu

Chill breeze

Keiki

Child

Keola

Alive

Keone

Sand

Is she a Keiki?

Is she a Keiki?

NameMeaning

Ki

Tea

Kiki

Kiss

Kiko

Spot

Koa

Warrior

Kolohe

Rascal

Ku’uipo

Sweetheart

Kumu

Teacher

Laka

Gentle

Laki

Lucky

Lani

Sky

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NameMeaning

Laule’a

Peaceful

Lehua

Flower of the ‘ohi’a

Lei

Shell, flower necklace

Leilani

Heavenly string of flowers

Lilikoi

Passionfruit

Loni

Heaven

Luana

Pleasure

Lupo

Wolf

Mahalo

Thank you

Mahina

Moon

Somewhere Over the Rainbow—Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

NameMeaning

Maka

Favorite

Makana

Gift

Makani

Wind

Malie

Serene

Mana

Power

Mana’o

Thought

Mano

Shark

Manu

Bird

Meli

Honey

Miki

Alert

Name Meaning

Moana

Ocean

Momi

Pearl

Nalai

Quiet skies

Nalu

Wave

Nani

Pretty

Niu

Coconut

Noa

Free

Noe

Rainy

Nui

Important

Is he a Koa?

Is he a Koa?

NameMeaning

Paniolo

Hawaiian Cowboy

Pu

Shell

Pu’uwai

Heart

Pua

Flower

Pua’a

Pig

Pule

Prayer

Pupule

Crazy

Ua

Rain

Wai

Fresh water

Waiola

Violet flower

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Do you speak Hawaiian? Please share pronunciation tips and names below.

Snope on August 27, 2020:

Dharshan Devakottai

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on February 18, 2019:

Thanks for the comment Louise. I love these names as well. The meanings are beautiful as well as the sound!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 18, 2019:

There are some lovely names there for dogs. I particularly like the name Luana. =)