Hawaiian Name Translations

In old Hawaii, the choice of a name, or “inoa,” was very important. Your inoa was considered both a personal possession and a force in it’s own right. Once spoken, the inoa assumed a mystical existence and the power to help and protect the one named. It was believed that the more a name was spoken, the more powerful it became.

Type the name you wish to find and press “Translate.” If your name is not found, you may contact us and we will research your name through Hawaii’s Bishop Museum.

Name Translator

Have your Hawaiian name engraved onto your heirloom jewelry. Enter the English name you would like to translate into Hawaiian


Commonly engraved Hawaiian Phrases

My Sweetheart – Kuʻuipo
Forever – Mau Loa
My Beloved – Kuʻu Lei
With love – Me Ke Aloha
With all my love – Me Ko’u Aloha
I Love You – Aloha wau iā ʻoe
Very much love – Aloha nui loa
Just for you – Nau wale no
My Love – Koʻu Aloha
Congratulations – Hoʻomaikaʻi
Happy Birthday – Hauʻoli lā Hānau
For Eternity – No Kau a Kau
To My Love – Ia Iho Ke Aloha

Other Resources

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