Hawaiian names are beautiful and popular because each name looks and sounds very unique. Hawaiian names sound so different than English names, and when you translate English into Hawaiian it's amazing how beautiful the most common name can sound. Many people consider Hawaiian baby names just because the names are so beautiful, and so unique anywhere but in Hawaii. The Hawaiian language is just very beautiful and people from all over the world and drawn to such a beauty.
If you take a trip to Hawaii you'll want to know your Hawaii names and most English names can be translated into Hawaiian. One way you can translate your name is to know what your name means, and then you find the word that means the same thing in Hawaiian. If you don't know what your name means or you cannot find a Hawaiian translation, you can always use transliteration where you take each letter and translate it into a Hawaiian letter. You'll be amazed at the difference between your English names and your Hawaiian names. When you take a trip to Hawaii you can use your Hawaii name if you want, it might be a fun way to add a bit of culture to your trip!
The thing that makes Hawaiian names different is that there is only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet and they aren't always pronounced the way they are in the English alphabet. The letters in the Hawaiian Alphabet are A, E, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, U, and W. Depending on the sequence of letters some of sounds that the letters make change from case to case, so you might want to ask someone who is familiar with Hawaii names to help you with pronunciation or translation of your English name. You might be surprised at how simple the names are, yet how beautiful they are.
Many people look for Hawaiian baby names even though they do not live in or near Hawaii. Hawaiian names can be really attractive to the expectant parents who are looking for a unique name for their child. Parents should use caution though, different is good, but when it's too out of the ordinary the child may be targeted for teasing from other kids. So, while Hawaiian names are understandably attractive to the expectant parents, they should temper their excitement and choose a name that is Hawaiian, but still sounds ordinary enough not to draw too much attention. Luckily, Hawaiian names are very soft sounding and most will not draw too much attention, but parents should definitely keep pronunciation in mind! The internet can be a great resource for parents who would like to choose a Hawaiian baby name.
Whether you take a trip to Hawaii or you just like Hawaii names, translating your name or naming children or pets with Hawaiian names can be a lot of fun. Simple names take on softer sounds. For instance, the name Rachel is translated in Hawaiian to Lahela or the common English name Stephen is Kiwini. Very different, but subtle and very beautiful as well. The different pronunciations can act as a good project for children who want to study Hawaii for school or for fun.
Hawaiian names are attractive, but particularly so for the people who are not native to the area. If you visit Hawaii you'll listen with interest when you meet people, when you visit new places, and just when you hear the native Hawaiian people speak. The language is simply beautiful and there really is nothing else that sounds like it!