210 Hawaiian Dog Names That Say Aloha!

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Hawaiian Dog Names

Choosing a name from a list of Hawaiian dog names can help you match your pup's laidback, sunny personality. Look no further for that list! Hawaiian names for dogs are rich in meaning, style, and respect, and depending on your dog's characteristics, you can find the perfect moniker to represent them.


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Here are 210 Hawaiian dog names to get your inspiration going.


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Hawaiian male dog names for your best bud

For tropical dog names that are fit for boy dogs, check out this list of Hawaiian male dog names filled with so many solid choices. Consider Hawaiian male dogs names chosen from important aspects of Hawaiian culture, like the royal family names. There are some famous Hawaiian surfers, famous Hawaiian musicians, or famous Hawaiian chefs that could help you in picking your name. Think about the aspects of Hawaiian culture that mean something to you, and go from there.


  • Akamu - means "red earth"
  • Alemana
  • Alii
  • Amoka
  • Aouli
  • Bane
  • Etana
  • Hae
  • Haimi
  • Hanai
  • Hanale - can mean "lei-making" or "crescent bay"
  • Hekili
  • Hilo
  • Ilio
  • Inoki
  • Kai
  • Kaipo
  • Kale
  • Kaliko
  • Kanoa - a gender-neutral nam meaning "the free one"
  • Kapena
  • Kapono
  • Keanu


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  • Keiki Kane
  • Kekipi
  • Kekoa
  • Keo
  • Keoki
  • Keoni
  • Kiko or Kikokiko - to pluck something, like fruit
  • Kilo
  • Kimo
  • Kio
  • Kolohe
  • Liko
  • Loke
  • Lui
  • Lupo
  • Makani - means "wind" or "breeze"
  • Mako
  • Malo
  • Mana
  • Makai - means "toward the ocean" or "oceanside"
  • Mano
  • Manu Iki
  • Mea Kolo
  • Moho
  • Nalu - means "wave"
  • Nohea
  • Nui
  • Olulu
  • Pika
  • Pilikea
  • Polua
  • Puo
  • Tua
  • Uliuli
  • Weuweu - means something like value, assets, or worth


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Female dog Hawaiian names for good girls

For the lovely lady in your life, this list of Hawaiian female dog names has so many great ideas that your furry friend will be happy to answer to. Choosing a female Hawaiian name for your dog might be easier because there are many aspects of Hawaiian culture that relate themselves well to female names. Consider something you appreciate about the hula dance form, or flowers, birds, or animals that have feminine-sounding names.



  • Akela
  • Akua
  • Ala Muku
  • Alamea
  • Aliikai
  • Anela
  • Awapuhi - the name of a ginger plant
  • Hoala
  • Hoku
  • Holoholona
  • Hula
  • Ipo
  • Iune
  • Kahili
  • Kahua
  • Kailana
  • Kailani
  • Kala
  • Kalia
  • Kamea - means "precious one"
  • Keala
  • Keiki
  • Keola
  • Kika
  • Kina
  • Koa
  • Kula
  • Lalama - means "branch"
  • Lana
  • Lani
  • Lanikai - means "heavenly sea"
  • Loni
  • Luana
  • Luana
  • Mahina
  • Malana
  • Malia
  • Mei
  • Meka
  • Meli
  • Milani
  • Moana - it's the name of a popular Disney movie and character, and it means "ocean"
  • Momi
  • Nahoa
  • Naia
  • Nalaorni
  • Nalani
  • Nana
  • Nani
  • Noe - means "mist" or "fog"
  • Noe
  • Okaoka
  • Olina
  • Ona
  • Pepe
  • Piki
  • Ula
  • Wailua - means "two waters"
  • Waiola


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Top Hawaiian names for dogs and their meanings

If you're looking to give your dog a Hawaiian or Hawaiian-inspired name but don't speak Hawaiian, check out this list of top Hawaiian names for dogs along with their meanings to help you find the most appropriate match for your dog.


  • Aka: Shadow
  • Coco: Coconut
  • Hoku: Night of the full moon
  • Hula: A religious dance performed with instruments
  • Isla: Island
  • Kai: Ocean, sea
  • Keanu: Cool breeze
  • Lilo: Generous one
  • Makana: Gift from God
  • Maui: A trickster god in Polynesian mythology
  • Moana: Ocean, open sea, lake

Tropical dog names for warm-weather lovers

If you dream of tropical weather and the lifestyle that comes with it, this list of tropical dog names can bring a little sunshine into your life, wherever you are.

  • Azur
  • Coral
  • Isla
  • Lava
  • Lei
  • Leilani
  • Storm
  • Summer
  • Sunny


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Surf-inspired dog names for water-loving pets

Hawaii is one of the top surfing destinations in the world, and it would only be fitting for pet parents who love and appreciate riding waves to honor their favorite pastime with a name for their dog. These aren't Hawaiian names, they just have that surf vibe and you'll feel good saying them!

  • Barney
  • Benny
  • Billabong
  • Bomb
  • Brah
  • Bro
  • Choka
  • Deck
  • Ding
  • Dude
  • Epic
  • Fade
  • Froth
  • Frube
  • Goober
  • Grom
  • Gun
  • Hodad
  • Jake
  • Juice
  • Keg
  • Kook
  • Noah
  • Nug
  • Pearl
  • Quimby
  • Quiver
  • Ricos
  • Shake
  • Shubie
  • Wave
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Beach-inspired dog names that honor the outdoors

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of the miles of beaches that boast warm sand, beautiful sunsets, and stunning wildlife. If you, and your dog, love the surf, this list of beach-inspired dog names might be what you need!

  • Cabana
  • Dune
  • Frisbee
  • Pebble
  • Rocky
  • Sandy
  • Scuba
  • Sheldon
  • Shelly
  • Snorkle
  • Taffy

Dog names inspired by tasty Hawaiian food

If you love Hawaiian food or ingredients, this list of cuisine-inspired food just might contain your dog's future name.


  • Ahi
  • Coco
  • Coconut
  • Macadamia
  • Opah
  • Pineapple
  • Poi
  • Poke
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Dog names inspired by gorgeous Hawaiian geography

Hawaii is made up of 137 volcanic islands, many of which are filled with some of the most beautiful geographies in the world. If you're inspired by the surroundings of the Hawaiian islands, this list of Hawaiian names for dogs might be for you!

  • Diamond
  • Hawaii
  • Kahoolawe
  • Kauai
  • Koloa
  • Kona
  • Lanai
  • Manele
  • Manoa
  • Maui
  • Molokai
  • Niihau
  • Oahu
  • Pearl
  • Waikiki
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Familiar Hawaiian dog names inspired by pop culture

Some names are of Polynesian origin, and some just make you think of the Hawaiian islands due to their place in pop culture, like many of the familiar names on this list.

  • Gilligan
  • Keanu
  • Lilo
  • Moana
  • Nani
  • Sarah Marshall
  • Skipper
  • Stitch

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Need more inspo? We know naming a new pet can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!


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