Polynesian Submitted Surnames

These names are used on the various Polynesian islands of the Pacific.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AUSAGESamoan, English (Australian), American
Possibly from the given name Ausage.
AVELINOSpanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
HENAREMaori
From the English given name Henry.
HOAPILIHawaiian
"Attached to the bosom", i.e very, very close. Name given by Kamehameha to his brother and closest high chief.
IOANEEnglish (New Zealand), English (Australian), American, Samoan, Polynesian, Romanian
May come from the given name John or variants of this name, such as Ion.
KAʻANĀʻANĀHawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
KAHANANUIHawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
KAHUEHawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
KALAWAIʻAHawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
KAMAKAHawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
KEALAHawaiian
From the given name Keala.
KEALOHAHawaiian
From the given name Kealoha.
KEKOAHawaiian
From the given name Kekoa.
KELEKOLIOHawaiian
From the given name Kelekolio.
MAHI'AIHawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
ʻŌPŪNUIHawaiian
From the given name ʻŌpūnui.
PAEWAIMaori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
PARATAMaori
From a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers".
PŌHĀNŌHawaiian
This surname means "wheezy."
SIGRAHMicronesian, Polynesian
In 2014, this was the most common surname in Micronesia.
TANIELUSamoan
From the given name Daniel.
TEHEIURATahitian
From the given name Teheiura.
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