100+ Beautiful Hawaiian Dog Names

Updated on July 15, 2019
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The best Hawaiian dog names.
The best Hawaiian dog names. | Source

The Best Hawaiian Names for Your Beloved 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.

Tip: Hawaiian names are not gender-specific.

Dog Name Ideas and Their Meaning

Name
Meaning
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. | Source

Hawaiian Names for Dogs

Name
Meaning
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? | Source
Name
Meaning
Kahawai
River
Kahili
Feather
Kahoni
Kiss
Kahu
Guardian
Kahula
Dancing
Kahuna
A secret
Kai
Seaside
Kaipo
Darling
Kala
Princess
Kalama
The light

Video: Hawaiian Pronunciation

More Male and Female Dog Name Ideas in Hawaiian

Name
Meaning
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? | Source
Name
Meaning
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? | Source
Name
Meaning
Ki
Tea
Kiki
Kiss
Kiko
Spot
Koa
Warrior
Kolohe
Rascal
Ku’uipo
Sweetheart
Kumu
Teacher
Laka
Gentle
Laki
Lucky
Lani
Sky
Name
Meaning
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

Video: Somewhere Over the Rainbow—Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Name
Meaning
Maka
Favorite
Makana
Gift
Makani
Wind
Malie
Serene
Mana
Power
Mana’o
Thought
Mano
Shark
Manu
Bird
Meli
Honey
Miki
Alert
Source
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? | Source
Name
Meaning
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

Questions & Answers

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      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        6 months ago from Bend, Oregon

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

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        Louise Powles 

        6 months ago from Norfolk, England

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

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