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.
AUSAGE Samoan, English (Australian), American
Possibly from the given name Ausage.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
HENARE Maori
From the English given name Henry.
HOAPILI Hawaiian
"Attached to the bosom", i.e very, very close. Name given by Kamehameha to his brother and closest high chief.
IOANE English (New Zealand), English (Australian), American, Samoan, Polynesian, Romanian
May come from the given name John or variants of this name, such as Ion.
KAAKA Maori
Originated from Northland New Zealand town, Te Kao. Te Kao is a district on the Aupouri Peninsula of Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 passes through the district. Cape Reinga is 46 km to the north, and Houhora is 24 km to the south... [more]
KAʻANĀʻANĀ Hawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
KAHANANUI Hawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
KAHUE Hawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
KALAWAIʻA Hawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
KAMAKA Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
KEALA Hawaiian
From the given name Keala.
KEALOHA Hawaiian
From the given name Kealoha.
KEKOA Hawaiian
From the given name Kekoa.
KELEKOLIO Hawaiian
From the given name Kelekolio.
LAHELA Hawaiian
Hawaiian version of Rachel (name meaning ewe in Hebrew). Named after fictional character from video game 'Choices: Stories You Play', Dr. Bryce Lahela.
MAHI'AI Hawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
ʻŌPŪNUI Hawaiian
From the given name ʻŌpūnui.
PAEWAI Maori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
PARATA Maori
From a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers".
PŌHĀNŌ Hawaiian
This surname means "wheezy."
RAMEKA-WAAPU Maori
A maori Mythological creature
SEUFALE Samoan
seufale is a name which is used in the islands of samoa but is also usedin other countries by the samoan people. seufale is a name passed down by a family member.
TANIELU Samoan
From the given name Daniel.
TEHEIURA Tahitian
From the given name Teheiura.