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200+ Hawaiian Cat Names And The Meaning Of Each One

200+ Hawaiian Cat Names And The Meaning Of Each One

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Aah, I want to go to Hawaii again. When did I go, you ask? I didn’t, but I wanted to yesterday as well. LOL! This has to be one of my all-time favorite jokes.

Anywho, all jokes aside, I believe that you’ll find the perfect name for your new cat among the following 200 Hawaiian cat names I’ve listed below for you.

Hawaii is a great place for enjoyment, and therefore its names and fun words are a great choice for the laid-back nature of most cats.

You may like the words Aloha or Mahalo, or you want to learn more fun Hawaiian words and their meanings. Enjoy the following fun ideas and pictures I’ve made to go with this interesting topic.

I hope you’ll find the best name to suit your furry, or should I say Huluhulu, friend.

Hawaiian Cat Names For Male Cats

names for Male Cats

🐾 Ailani – a very popular name that means “high chief”

🐾 Akamu – this is a fun name for cats that like to play outside or for red cats since it means “red earth”

🐾 Kahiau – very generous

🐾 Anakoni – valuable

🐾 Polu Polu – flabby

🐾 Hae – means “wild”. This name best suits a Savannah or a Bengal cat, a cat with wildcat ancestry, but it can be great for any cat.

🐾 Hanale – “lord of the manor” if this isn’t one of the best cat names, then I don’t know what is

🐾 Asera – lucky charm; this is one of the cutest names for cats

🐾 Kahuna – wise one

🐾 Kaimana – the sea or the ocean, combined with power, i.e. “mana”

🐾 Kaipo – sweetie, sweetheart

🐾 Kale – or “Kal-eh”, means strong

🐾 Kaleikaumaka – the beloved one who is to be looked upon with pride and love. Who else but a cat?

🐾 Kaleo – voice; best for vocal kitty cats

🐾 Kane – god of the wild

🐾 Kanehekili – god of lightning and thunder

🐾 Kapono – good

🐾 Kimo – equivalent for James or Jim

🐾 Elepaio – which means flycatcher. This is also the name of the Monarch Flycatcher bird family from the Hawaiian Islands.

🐾 Kaulana – famous

🐾 Kai – ocean

🐾 Kawaii – it means “coming from the water” and is great for cats who love to play around in the water. In Japanese culture, it also means lovable or cute.

🐾 Kawehi – adorned

🐾 Keahi – fire

🐾 Weuweu – fluffy

🐾 Kanani – beautiful

🐾 Keala – the path

🐾 Honu – turtle

🐾 Amoka – the strong one

🐾 Kapena – captain

🐾 Kealoha – loved one

🐾 Kealii – chief

🐾 Keanu – who knew that the name Keanu is Hawaiian? Cool! It actually means “cool mountain breeze”.

🐾 Kekipi – rebel

🐾 Koa – brave

🐾 Kolohe – mischievous

🐾 Ku – the god of war

🐾 Liko – leaf bud; a name that is considered to be the equivalent of Luke or Luca

🐾 Lono – god of agriculture

🐾 Makana – gift

🐾 Makoa – fearless

🐾 Malo – winner; one of my personal favorites

🐾 Maui – trickster demigod; you can also call your cat Maui Wowie, for a fun rhyme

🐾 Nalani – the heavens

🐾 Kekoa – warrior

🐾 Kapu – forbidden; however, this word has ancient and deeper meaning in Hawaiian history as Kapu used to be their universal code of conduct.

🐾 Paka – the god of wind and air

🐾 Kalei – flower

🐾 Polo – plump; for chubby felines

🐾 Nui – great/large

🐾 Kalani – royalty

🐾 Etana – strong one

🐾 Edega – rich, wealthy

🐾 Kiko – spot

🐾 Meka – eyes

🐾 Pukini – Hawaiian pudding

Hawaiian Female Cat Names

Female Cat

🐾 Puanani – pretty flower

🐾 Lahela – lamb, innocence

🐾 Kaila – stylish

🐾 Lilo – generous (this is a terrific choice, especially if you’re a Lilo & Stitch fan!)

🐾 Akela – noble

🐾 Hanai – “adopted family”; adorable!

🐾 Alamea – precious

🐾 Malana – light (as in weight)

🐾 Alani – orange tree; needless to say it’s fitting for an orange kitty

🐾 Alaula – light of daybreak; it always lights up my day when I see my cats.

🐾 Aolani – heavenly cloud

🐾 Pele – goddess of volcanoes

🐾 Hula – traditional dance in Hawaii

🐾 Roselani – rose

🐾 Iniki – hurricane

🐾 Inoki – devoted, loyal

🐾 Kahili – feather

🐾 Kaia – the sea

🐾 Kaikala – sea and sun

🐾 Kailani – sea and sky

🐾 Iolana – to make hawk sounds

🐾 Kalea – happiness, joy

🐾 Kalena – pure; I’d give this name to a white cat

🐾 Kaloni – the sky

🐾 Kamea – the one and only (I wouldn’t give this name to a cat if you have more than one)

🐾 Haimi – the one who seeks

🐾 Kapua – child, flower

🐾 Keilani – glorious chief

🐾 Kiele – fragrant blossom/ gardenia (to me, this is one of the most beautiful Hawaiian names)

🐾 Laka – gentle; the goddess of Hula

🐾 Lanikai – heavenly sea

🐾 Lilinoe – goddess of the mist

🐾 Kalama – light

🐾 Pualena – yellow

🐾 Lokelani – heavenly rose

🐾 Loni – sky

🐾 Luana – as simple as “happiness”

🐾 Mahina – our moon

🐾 Maile – (also pronounced Miley) is a Hawaiian climbing shrub

🐾 Makani – the wind

🐾 Poluna – chubby

🐾 Ululani – growth and inspiration

🐾 Malia – beloved

🐾 Okalani – heavenly

🐾 Milani – gentle touch

🐾 Meli – honey bee

🐾 Kona – lady

🐾 Leilani – heavenly child

🐾 Mikala – one who is God like

🐾 Miki – nimble/ quick

🐾 Moana – ocean

🐾 Momi – pearl

🐾 Nani – great beauty

🐾 Noe – misty rain

🐾 Olina – joyous

🐾 Pualani – heavenly flower

🐾 Uilani – royal beauty

🐾 Halia – memories of a loved one

🐾 Nohea – lovely

🐾 Kaimi – baby

🐾 Hani – lucky

🐾 Eneki – eager

Unisex Hawaiian Cat Names

Unisex Hawaiian Cat Names

🐾 Kokoleka – chocolate

🐾 Akahai – gentle

🐾 Aloha – a Hawaiian greeting

🐾 Aumakua – spirit (usually ancestral)

🐾 Huluhulu – furry

🐾 Ano – beloved one

🐾 Pupule – wild/crazy

🐾 Anuenue – rainbow

🐾 Awana – mud (I’d name a brown cat Awana)

🐾 Niu – coconut

🐾 Lolo – crazy

🐾 Healani – haze from heaven

🐾 Hiwakea – black & white

🐾 Hoaloha – friend

🐾 Hoku – night of the full moon

🐾 Alemana – warrior

🐾 Honi – Hawaiian kiss (similar to how you and your cat “kiss”, by pressing foreheads)

🐾 Honolulu – calm port (also, capital of Hawaii)

🐾 Ipo – sweetheart

🐾 Kalua – second child

🐾 Kamalani – heavenly

🐾 Kawena – glowing

🐾 Keao – dawn

🐾 Kekao – courageous

🐾 Keola – life

🐾 Kukuni – to shine

🐾 Punahele –favorite

🐾 Lehua – Hawaii flower

🐾 Lei – flower

🐾 Lelemu – lazy

🐾 Laki – lucky

🐾 Lanai – terrace

🐾 Luau – Hawaiian party

🐾 Mahalo – thank you

🐾 Mana – power

🐾 Molokai – Hawaiian island

🐾 Oahu – island; name meaning “the gathering place”

🐾 Ohana – family

🐾 Poi – yummy Hawaiian food

🐾 Popoki – a fun Hawaiian word for “cat”

🐾 Puka – hole

🐾 Uwau – hiss

🐾 Kanaka – human

🐾 Keiki – child

TOP PICK Of Hawaiian Cat Names For Black Cats

names for black Hawaiian Catnames for black Hawaiian Cat

🐾 Kala – black

🐾 Alex – defender

🐾 Kona – as in black coffee

🐾 Uwe – dusk

🐾 Pouli – dark

🐾 Kawei – chocolate

🐾 Nahoa – defiant

🐾 Aka – shadow

🐾 Po – night

🐾 Opala – ember

🐾 Ulaula – smoke

🐾 Pekelo – stone

🐾 He Lehu – dusty

🐾 Hiwa – jet black

🐾 Koala – coal

🐾 Kahauna – midnight

Final Thoughts

Hawaiian names are so original and full of wonderful meanings that it may be difficult to choose just one for your little rascal!

However, I believe that by reading the explanations and meanings of the words, you will be able to find the perfect name for your feline friend. 

I wrote down about 200 unique name ideas for your female or male cat, as well as gender-neutral names to choose from.

There are lots of different, unusual, fun names for food, places, and overall Hawaiian culture. I hope this post was helpful in making your final choice and that it will bring joy to you whenever you call your cat. 

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