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50 Best Samoan Girl Names With Meanings

Searching for the perfect name for your little girl can be a tricky and stressful job. There is so much choice from so many different cultures besides your own that it can be overwhelming. 

One culture that has some of the most beautiful names that are rich in culture and history is Samoan. That’s why we have put together some of the best Samoan girl names for you to browse and see if one stirs your spirit.

Beautiful Samoan Girls Names

Ala – A short and sweet Samoan name that has a regal meaning. It is said to carry the meaning of excellence or high ranking.

Alani – Samoan girl’s name that means orange fruit.

Aolani – With this name choice comes a heavenly meaning of cloudy sky or heaven.

Arihi – Means kind and noble and has a pretty rhythmic tone to it.

Asoese – This beautiful Samoan girl’s name means different day.

Elei – A name that reflects Samoan tradition and culture. Elei is the name given to the traditional fabric decoration where block printing designs and pattern carving on wooden blocks, that are inked and pressed onto the fabric. 

Emele – 

Emere – Although not the best meaning for a name, that of rival, there is the potential that it could stir a spirit of healthy competition

Erihapeti – This name is the Maori form of Elizabeth.

Fetuilelagi – A rare and complex Samoan girl’s name that means star of the sky.

Halona – Means peering.

Hawaiki – This name is derived from the Proto-Polynesian Sawaiki and means ra’i tea.

Heepuenui – Means to lie in a cloudless sky, offering a light and airy feeling to this girl’s name.

Heilani – Every little girl wants to be a princess so why not opt for a name with a regal meaning. This name means royal crown.

Ilihia – A name that means stricken with awe.

Inina – This name would be perfect for that little girl that is a little shy and reserved. It means glimmer, a faint intermittent light.

Isa – Samoan name with the beautiful meaning of rainbow.

Kahaleohulehua – The name means the house decorated with Lehua blossoms.

Kalauni – Originating from Tonga and means crown.

Kaneli – Means canary yellow and is of Tongan origin.

La’ei – Derived from the Samoan term that refers to a love of clothing. It is pronounced lay’AY.

Lalago – This name has the unique meaning of chief’s pillow and prophet’s staff. It offers a less common alternative to Lolita.

Lanimele – Means heavenly song and is a beautiful choice for your little angel.

Lanuola – This name is believed to be a small part of a longer Samoan name, Lanu’ese’ese. Lanuola is made up of two Samoan words – lanu which means color and ola which means life.

Lehiwa – Another great option for your beautiful little girl and means admirable or attractive.

Lilinoe – Name of the goddess of the mist and also means fine fog.

Lulu – A name that is both chic and charming, it is said to mean pearl and would make a great choice for a fiery little girl.

Mahina – Mahina is a lunar deity and also the mother of Hema.

Manaia – This captivating name means beautiful, nice, good all attributes you want for your little girl.

Masina – Great unisex option that is equally popular with both boys and girls, it means moon.

Meleni – A name of tongan origin and means melon.

Natia – The name is said to come from a longer Samoan name and carries the interesting meaning of hidden treasure or secret.

Nauri – Means the two young coconut shoots. A name that is both in touch with nature and also means rebirth and growth.

Penina – Of Hebrew origin and means pearl in the Samoan language. Two famous namesakes are the American poet Penina Moise and Tanzanian playwright Penina Muhando.

Poehere – Another name associated with pearl, this name means pearl of love.

Poeiva – Means brilliant pearl. The name offers an interesting twist on the more traditional name Pearl.

Rasiella – A Samoan name that means beautiful flower, a great option for any little girl.

Rongomaiwhenua – This is a very long Samoan name that is incredibly complex. It also will come with its own challenges in both spelling and pronunciation but it means earth mother so will be worth it.

Salamasina – A name that comes with an incredible meaning of savior.

Samaria – It is believed to be a biblical name in Samoa and has the meaning good samaritan.

Samoa – Taken from the breathtaking island itself. There is a longer variation of Sinasamoa which means white sand of Samoa.

Sefina – One of the most rhythmic Samoan names that could also be lengthened to Losefina.

Solosolo – This name offers a repetitiveness that many find appealing, the name means dry.

Talia – Comes from the Samoan word fa’atali and means to wait. It is also believed to have a meaning bonus.

Tama – Derived from the name Tamara which is of Hebrew origin and means date palm tree.

Tamah – Quite a popular name and is a Hebrew name that means honest and innocent.

Tausa’Afia – A rare name that meaning pleasant and lovable personality. it is also said to mean someone who is well mannered and kind.

Teuila – Pronounced as tay Wee Lah and means beautiful red flower and beautiful ginger flower.

Tiaho – Means shining, shine.

Wiki – With the popularity of Wikipedia this name may sound very familiar already. Although this Samoan name means victorious and is a chic and stylish option.

The Final Thought

Samoan girl’s names come with some amazing and enchanting meanings. They are rich in culture, tradition, and beauty and would make a great name choice for your little princess.

But if you are still searching for that perfect name then check out 100+ Best Polynesian Names or Names that mean grace.