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.
Hale Hawaiian
"House" in Hawaiian.
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]
Kahale Hawaiian
"The house".
Kahananui Hawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
Kahue Hawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
Kainoa Hawaiian
From the given name Kainoa.
Kalani Hawaiian
From the given name Kalani.
Kalawaiʻa Hawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
Kamaka Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
Kamakawiwo'ole Hawaiian
From ka maka wiwo'ole, which means "the fearless eye, the bold face" in Hawaiian.... [more]
Kamalani Hawaiian
From the given name Kamalani.
Kauhane Hawaiian
Literally, "the spirit". Ka being "the" and Uhane being "spirit".
Keahi Hawaiian
From the given name Keahi.
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.
Lee Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian
Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, and Hawaiian form of Li 1 or Li 2.
Mahi'ai Hawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
Moana Maori
From the given name Moana.
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.
Wero Spanish (Latin American), Maori
Maori: Means "to cast a spear"... [more]