Hawaiian Names for Girls

Hawaiian names for girls are becoming more fashionable every day, with lani appended to a range of prefixes to produce lovely sounds and names such as Leilani, Kalani, and Melani.
If you have Hawaiian ancestry or you simply love the sound of the language and feel of the land, consider one of these Hawaiian names for your baby girl.

Here, our full list of Hawaiian girl names.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Hawaiian Names for Girls

  • Leilani

    Leilani is derived from the Hawaiian elements lei, meaning “flower,” and lani, “heavenly.” It can also be translated as “royal child,” as lani is connected to high-birth... Read More 

  • Malia

    Makes Grandma Mary or Maria's name fresh and modern. A fairly unusual name made more familiar by one of Barack and Michelle Obama's young daughters.Read More 

  • Alani

    One of those names you may not even be aware of if you haven't been paying attention to recent naming trends, Alani was given to more than 700 baby girls in the US in one recent year, to be the... Read More 

  • Kaia

    The new Maia, the next Kayla, Kaia has been on the charts since the year 2000. You might see it as a female form of the also-rising Kai, which means sea in Hawaiian and is sometimes used for girls... Read More 

  • Kailani

    This name's similarity to Kalani and pretty Hawaiian origin helped catapult it into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013.

    Kailani Craine is an Australian figure skater.Read More 

  • Maliyah

    This version of Malia (as in Obama) peaked at Number 296 in 2009, though it has lost ground since then.Read More 

  • Kalani

    Kalani is a rhythmic name that can be used for either gender though feels more feminine in the contemporary culture. It only just entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.Read More 

  • Nalani

    Evocative of tranquil island escapes. One of several Hawaiian (and pseudo-Hawaiian) names ending in "-ani" that's soaring in popularity, Nalani made its debut on the US Top 1000 in 2016.Read More 

  • Ailani

    Lilting and lovely. Entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.Read More 

  • Kai

    This appealing multi-cultural name, pronounced KYE, is beginning to be used for girls as well as boys. Among its many derivations and meanings: "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese,... Read More 

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