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100+ Hawaiian Cat Names: Ideas for Warm & Laidback Cats

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on February 14, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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100+ Hawaiian Cat Names: Ideas for Warm & Laidback Cats

Hawaii is full of amazing traditions and delicious cuisine. It is home to the Hula, and everyone is greeted with “aloha.” Their laidback lifestyle may inspire you, you may be a major fan of Hawaiian pizza, or you simply enjoy the fact that these islanders love cats just as much as you do! Regardless of your reasoning, we know that a great Hawaiian name for your cat is just what you’ve been searching for. 

Below, we have gathered up our favorite Hawaiian names, both female and male, a few suggestions for the black cat in your life, and even included a few names and their meanings. 


Female Hawaiian Cat Names

  • Meka
  • Lahela
  • Asera
  • Mele
  • Kalea
  • Iolana
  • Lilo
  • Alie 
  • Haloa
  • Ulani
  • Olina
  • Kaelyn
  • Kelani
  • Nani
  • Etana
  • Milani
  • Miki
  • Shaka
  • Nana
  • Kalani
  • Lucy
  • Leilani
  • Meleah
  • Emma

Male Hawaiian Cat Names 

  • Poke
  • Pineki
  • Keiki
  • Inoki
  • Teddy
  • Stitch
  • Koa
  • Malo
  • Bane
  • Hoku
  • Kimo
  • Pika
  • Lomi
  • Analu 
  • Keoki
  • Ano
  • Meka
  • Kona
  • Halia
  • Punahele
  • Ezera
  • Naia
  • Keanu
  • Anako
  • Surfy
  • Liko
  • Mano
  • Sebastian
  • Analu
  • Hale
  • Kiko
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Hawaiian Cat Names With Meanings

Hawaii has a rich culture and a beautiful language. If you are searching for a name that not only shows your appreciation of the Island but praises it every time you call your kitty, a Hawaiian name with a lovely meaning is for you! Below, we have our favorite words and what they translate to.

  • Aloha (Hello)
  • Mahalo (Thank you)
  • Honu (Green turtle)
  • Kai (Ocean)
  • Waina (Wine)
  • Kolohe (Little rascal)
  • Polupolu (Flabby)
  • Iniki (Hawaiian hurricane)
  • Nohea (Lovely)
  • Hae (To growl)
  • Kaimi (Baby)
  • Polo (Large and plump)
  • Lanikai (Heavenly sea)
  • Hani (Lucky)
  • Kahoku (Star)
  • Meli (Honey)
  • Pûkini – (Pudding)
  • Ipo (Sweetheart)
  • Kapua (Flower)
  • Haimi (The seeker)
  • Kapu (Beware)
  • Weuweu (Fluffy)
  • Kanuha (The Sullen)
  • Poluna (Chubby)
  • Laka (Gentle)
  • Keili (Heavenly garden)
  • Mana (Supernatural force)
  • Eneki (Eager)
  • Keone (Little rascal)

Hawaiian Names for Black Cats

Black cats are not a prominent superstition in Hawaii, but their language sure offers up some great suggestions for feline names! Below, we have some traditional Hawaiian words for some dark-inspired names!

  • Kala (Black)
  • Kona (Black coffee)
  • Alemana (Warrior)
  • Alex (Defending)
  • Chantelle (Stone place)
  • Kāwei (Chocolate)
  • Aka (Shadow)
  • He Lehu (Dusty)
  • ʻōpala (Ember)
  • Hiwa (Jet Black)
  • Kukuni (Cinder)
  • ʻAwanā (Mud)
  • Uwe (Dusk)
  • Mahina (Moon)
  • Kahauna (Midnight)
  • Ulaula (Smoke)
  • Nahoa (Bold and defiant)
  • Koala (Coal)
  • Pekelo (Stone)
  • Hiwakea (Black and white)
  • Po (Night)
  • Pouli (Dark)
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Finding the Right Hawaiian Name for Your Cat

Choosing the right name for your cat can be a complicated and tough decision, but we hope that our list of Hawaiian names has inspired you to choose something reminiscent of the island life. Whether you love the authenticity in a traditional name such as Kimo, found some comfort in a cuisine-inspired name like Lomi, or settled on a common Hawaiian word such as “mahalo,” there is sure to be a name for every type of kitty! 

However, if your search for the perfect name continues, we suggest you check out another one of our cat name links below. 

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