Polynesian Submitted Place Names

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.
Āhia (Region) Maori
Maori form of Asia.
ʻAikiopia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Ethiopia.
ʻAikupika (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Egypt.
ʻĀina Hau (Country & Island) Hawaiian
Means "ice land" or "cold land" in Hawaiian, used as the Hawaiian name of Iceland.
Airangi (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Ireland.
ʻAkepaikana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Azerbaijan.
ʻĀkia (Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Asia.
Alaki (Settlement) Tongan
ʻAlekelia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Algeria.
ʻAlekina (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Argentina.
ʻAmelika (Country & Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of America.
ʻĀmēnia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Armenia.
Āmenia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Armenia.
ʻAneʻālika (Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Antarctica.
ʻApekanikana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Afghanistan.
ʻApelika (Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Africa.
Arapeinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Albania.
Atepaihānia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Azerbaijan.
Ateria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Austria.
ʻAukekulelia (Country & Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Australia.
ʻAukekulia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Austria.
Āwhekenetāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Afghanistan.
Baharaina (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Bahrain.
Banagaladesa (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Bangladesh.
ʻEsetonia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Estonia.
Etonia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Estonia.
ʻEulopa (Region) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Europe.
Haina (Country) Maori
Maori form of China.
Hanekeria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Hungary.
Hauti Arapia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Saudi Arabia.
Hingapoa (Country, Settlement & Island) Maori
Maori form of Singapore.
Hiria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Syria.
Hōlani (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Honolulu (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of Hawaii.
Hōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Horowākia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovakia.
Horowinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovenia.
Huitene (Country) Maori
Maori form of Sweden.
Hunakalia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Hungary.
Iāpana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Japan.
Īemene (Country) Maori
Maori form of Yemen
Iemene (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Yemen.
Iharaira (Country) Maori
Maori form of Israel.
Īhipa (Country) Maori
Maori form of Egypt.
ʻĪkālia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Italia (see Italy).
ʻIlaka (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Iraq.
ʻIlana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Iran.
ʻIlelani (Country & Island) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Ireland.
ʻĪnia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of India.
Īnia (Country) Maori
Maori form of India.
ʻInidonesia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Indonesia.
Initonīhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Indonesia.
Ioredāne (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Jordan (the country).
Īrāki (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iraq.
Īrāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iran.
ʻIseraʻela (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Israel.
Itāria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Italia (see Italy).
Kaikikana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Kyrgyzstan.
Kamabodia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Cambodia.
Kamapōtia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Cambodia.
Kanakā (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Canada.
Kasakana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Kazakhstan.
Katala (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Qatar.
Katatānga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Kazakhstan.
Kauaʻi (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. This is the fourth largest of the Hawaii Islands.
Kelemānia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Alemannia, used as the Hawaiian name of Germany.
Kenemaka (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Denmark.
Keokia (Country & Political Subdivision) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2, referring to both the country and US state.
Kīlauea (Other) Hawaiian
Combination of Hawaiian , an intensifying prefix, lau "many, much", and ea "to rise, expand". This is an active volcano in the US state Hawaii, located on the island Hawai'i.
Kirihi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Greece.
Kōlea (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Korea.
Koloatia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Croatia.
Kōrea (Country) Maori
Maori form of Korea.
Koroātia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Croatia.
Kuekene (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Sweden.
Kuete (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Kuwait.
Kuleke (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Turkey.
Kupelo (Country & Island) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Cyprus.
Lakawia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Latvia.
Lepanona (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Lebanon.
Likenekaina (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Liechtenstein.
Lukemapuka (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Luxembourg.
Lūkia (Country) Hawaiian
Variant of Rūsia.
Maladiwa (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Maldives.
Malaisia (Country) Greek, Hawaiian
Greek and Hawaiian form of Malaysia.
Marēhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Malaysia.
Mekiko (Country & Settlement) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Mexico.
Mongōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Mongolia.
Monokolia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Mongolia.
Morotawa (Country) Maori
Maori form of Moldova.
Naigeria (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Nigeria
Nekelana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Netherlands.
Nepala (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Nepal.
Nepōra (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nepal.
Nipono (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nippon.
Nolewai (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Norway.
Nōwei (Country) Maori
Maori form of Norway.
Oʻahu (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. Legend says that a Polynesian navigator who discovered the Hawaiian islands named it after his daughter. This is the third largest and most populated island in Hawaii... [more]
ʻOmana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Oman.
Pākaratēhi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bangladesh.
Pakitana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Pakistan.
Pakitāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Pakistan.
Palani (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of France.
Pāniora (Country) Maori
Maori form of Spain.
Pehiamu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Belgium.
Pelekiuma (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Belgium.
Pēma (Country) Maori
Maori form of Burma.
Pērara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Belarus.
Pinilana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Finland.
Piripīni (Country) Maori
Maori form of Philippines.
Pōlani (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Poland.
Pōrana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Poland.
Pōrīnetia (Region) Tahitian
Tahitian form of Polynesia.
Poronai (Country) Maori
Maori form of Brunei.
Potukara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Portugal.
Pulukalia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Bulgaria.
Purukāria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bulgaria.
Puruma (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Burma.
Putāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bhutan.
Rāoho (Country) Maori
Maori form of Laos.
Rāwhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Latvia.
Repanona (Country) Maori
Maori form of Lebanon.
Rīkeneteina (Country) Maori
Maori form of Liechtenstein.
Rituānia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Lithuania.
Romānia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Romania.
Romeinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Romania.
Rūhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Russia.
Rūsia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Russia.
Saudi ʻAlapia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Saudi Arabia.
Sepania (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Siamani (Country) Samoan
Samoan form of Germany.
Sililanaka (Country & Island) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Sri Lanka.
Sinapoa (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Singapore.
Solowakia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Slovakia.
Solowenia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Slovenia.
Suria (Country) Bashkir, Hawaiian
Bashkir and Hawaiian form of Syria.
Tailani (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Thailand.
Tairana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Thailand.
Tākei (Country) Maori
Maori form of Turkey.
Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uak (Mountain) English (New Zealand), Maori
Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukaka­piki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­ki­tana­tahu is a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand... [more]
Taupo (Settlement) Maori, English (New Zealand)
This is a city in New Zealand. ... [more]
Tenemāka (Country) Maori
Maori form of Denmark.
Tiamana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Germania (see Germany).
Tīekia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Czechia.
Tiorangi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iceland
Toga (Country) Fijian, Samoan
Fijian and Samoan form of Tonga.
Tuvalu (Country) Polynesian
Tuvalu is also the name of a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its name meaning 'eight standing together'.
Uhipeketāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Uzbekistan.
Ūkareinga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Ukraine.
ʻUkelena (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Ukraine.
Ūropi (Region) Maori
Maori form of Europe.
Wenekola (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Venezuela.
Whinirana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Finland.
Whitināmu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Vietnam.
Wiekanama (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Vietnam.