We want to name our baby Penelope but we can’t decide on a nickname? Help!
Traditionally, many Hawaiian names were unisex, meaning you were spoiled for choice when naming your little one. However, more recently, Hawaiian baby girl names have been used just for girls, many of them very exotic and beautiful in nature.
If you are looking for Hawaiian names for girls, you’ll find a vast range of evocative, pretty monikers to choose from.
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Hawaiian female names celebrate everything that is beautiful about Hawaii: the ocean, the beaches, the mountains, and the plants. In fact, many popular Hawaiian girls’ names come specifically from flowers, such as:
These names show you just how much nature means to the traditions of Hawaii. You may also consider these names which further explore natural beauty:
One of the more popular Hawaiian girl names, Kailani means ‘beach and sky,’ and perfectly describes the image we see when thinking about Hawaii.
Meaning moonlight, this name not only sounds gorgeous, it also offers a mysterious quality.
This name combines religion with nature, literally meaning ‘angel of the sky.’
Almost any traditional Hawaiian girl name would fit a beautiful Hawaiian girl. However, some are very popular and perfect for your grass-skirted princess:
This beautiful name is popular in Hawaii and across the United States. Meaning ‘heavenly/royal child,’ it sounds poetic and rolls off the tongue.
This name celebrates the ocean and has been very popular in recent times; Michelle and Barack Obama honored Hawaii by naming one of their daughters Malia. You will give your baby girl a strong role model as well as a beautiful name if you choose this one.
Another poetic name, Palila means ‘little bird’ and is a great choice for your little girl. It may also bless them with a beautiful singing voice!
If you’re looking to avoid the more mainstream Hawaiian girls’ names, then you may like to consider these more unique options:
Choosing one of these names will bless your baby girl with a name to cherish - perfect for standing out in the classroom.
If one of these names hasn’t grabbed you so far, try out our list below for plenty more female Hawaiian baby name inspiration:
For more ideas on the best baby names for your little one, why not ask the mamas of Peanut?