Hawaiian Dog Names: Find the Perfect One for Your Pup

Hawaiian Dog Names: Find the Perfect One for Your Pup

by Michael T. Haines

The following list of Hawaiian dog names are based on my own research and I have tried to include all possible combinations of letters. If your pet’s name starts with a letter other than those listed here, then it is not considered a Hawaiian dog name but rather just a regular English or American one.

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I hope you will enjoy reading these interesting Hawaiian dog names!

BARKER – Barker is a very common name for dogs in Hawaii. However, it may sound too much like “bark” if your pup is named after the famous barker of England. A better choice would be something less obvious such as “Barkere” or even “Barnacle.”

BEARDIE – Beardie is another popular Hawaiian dog name. It sounds similar to “beartree,” which means “to stink.” A good alternative would be something like “Beauregard” or even “Beargarden.”

BERRY – Berry is a very common Hawaiian dog name. But it might sound too much like the fruit when pronounced correctly. So, the best option would be something less obvious such as “Berries” or even “Berserker.”

BINKY – Binky is a common name for dogs in Hawaii. But it may sound too much like “bionic,” which means “having to do with technology.” A good alternative would be something like “Bing” or even “Blankie.”

BLACKIE – Blackie is a very common name for dogs in Hawaii. But it might sound too much like “black-eye,” which means “bruise.” A good alternative would be something like “Blackjack” or even “Blackbird.”

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BROWNIE – This is a fun name for a dog, but it sounds too much like “brown-nose,” which means “kiss up.” A good alternative would be something like “Bruno” or even “Bruiser.”

BRUNO – Bruno is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “brown-nose,” which means “kiss up.” A good alternative would be something like “Brun” or even “Bearbrick.”

BUFFY – This is a fairly common name for dogs in Hawaii. But it may sound too much like “buffalo,” which means “big, black ox.” A good alternative would be something like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or even “Buffy.”

BUSTER – This is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “butter,” which means “soft.” A good alternative would be something like “Booster” or even “Batman.”

CHOWDER – Chowder is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “chauffeur,” which means “driver.” A good alternative would be something like “Chewy” or even “Chocolate.”

CLUCK – Cluck is a funny name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “clue,” which means “to help you find a solution to something.” A good alternative would be something like “Clifford” or even “Clipper.”

COOKIE – This is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “cook,” which means “one who cooks for you. A good alternative would be something like “Cricket” or even “Coco.”

CRUNCH – This is a funny name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “crucial,” which means “very important.” A good alternative would be something like “Crusher” or even “Cruncher.”

DAISY – This is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “dais,” which is a raised platform for speakers or performers. A good alternative would be something like “Dasher” or even “Diver.”

DAZZLE – This is a fun name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “dazzling,” which means “very bright.” A good alternative would be something like “Dreidel” or even “Diver.”

DUMPLING – This is a funny name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “dumping,” which means “to get rid of something or someone.” A good alternative would be something like “Dumpling” or even “Derick.”

FETCH – This is a funny name for a dog. But it might sound too much like “utter,” which means “to say.” A good alternative would be something like “Fudge”

Sources & references used in this article:

The giant book of dog names by LB Morrow – 2012 – books.google.com

The field rat in Hawaii and its control. by CE Pemberton – Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Assoc. Expt. Stn., 1925 – cabdirect.org

Hawaiian mythology by WT Brigham – 1903 – Bishop Museum Press

Kingship and sacrifice: Ritual and society in ancient Hawaii by MW Beckwith – 1976 – books.google.com

Hawaii: A Novel by V Valeri – 1985 – books.google.com

Native use of fish in Hawaii by JA Michener – 2013 – books.google.com

Projecting an image and expressing identity: T-shirts in Hawaii by M Titcomb – 1972 – books.google.com

Hawaiian grammar by M Kelly – Fashion Theory, 2003 – Taylor & Francis