Best Samoan Last Names and Meanings
Polynesia refers to the Islands within the Polynesian Triangle. This includes both Hawaii and Samoa. Therefore, Samoan last names are closely linked to Hawaiian last names.
As such, this article contains both Samoan and Hawaiian last names as they are part of a close cluster of Islands in Polynesia.
We have gathered together for you a mixture of the many Polynesian Surnames. Enjoy!
Polynesian, Samoan Last Names and Meanings
Listed below are some Samoan/Polynesian last names and some of their meanings.
Akina – Hawaiian origin
Akiona – Hawaiian origin
Ausage – Derived from the given name Ausage.
Avelino – Spanish form of Avellino.
Beeber – A Samoan last name.
Ey – Samoan surname
Faletulu – Samoan surname
Gilchrist – Samoan surname
Hauata – Polynesian surname
Henare – Derived from the English given name Henry.
Hoapili – A Hawaiian surname meaning “attached to the bosom”(Someone who is very close)
Ioane – A variation of John.
Kaaka – Originated from New Zealand town, Te Kao.
Ka’ana’ana – Black magic
Kahananui – From the given name Kahananui.
Kahue – From the given name Kahue.
Kalawai’a – From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
Kamaka – From the given name Kamaka.
Kekoa – Hawaiian surname from the given name Kekoa.
Lahela – Hawaiian version of Rachel.
Mahi’ai – Mahi meaning “farm”, and ai meaning “food.”
Misipeka – A rare Samoan surname.
Ngata – Maori surname.
Opunui – From the given name Oponui.
Paewai – Maori meaning “driftwood”.
Parata – From a transliteration of the English word “brother”
Pohano – Wheezy
Rameka-waapu – A Maori Mythological creature
Seufale – Seufale is a name used in Samoa but is also used in other countries by Samoan people.
Tanielu – Samoan surname From the given name Daniel.
Teriyong – Polynesian last name.
Tetuanui – Polynesian last name.
Tilo – Samoan surname.
Too – Samoan surname.
Topasna – Polynesian surname.
Wero – To cast a spear.
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