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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: KOH-nah
Meaning: leeward, powder, South
Related Names: Pelekekona, Konane

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male/female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: kona Origin: Hawaiian,,, Japanese,, Meaning (no case): leeward, powder, south

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The name Kona is of Hawaiian origin, and it is a term that refers to a particular direction. Several sources claim the meaning is "south," but a more accurate meaning is "leeward." Leeward refers to the dry side of the island, the side opposite of that which the storms normally hit. [1] The name is used for several locations in the Hawaiian Islands, and is also given to a particular type of wind and storm, the Kona Winds, or Kona Storms.

Alternatively, the word "kona" is Japanese for "powder." [1]

When used as a first name, some sources claim it is a Hawaiian version of the name Donald, a Gaelic name which means "world ruler." [1] Another meaning often reported is "lady." [1]


Kona has not appeared in the top 1000 baby names in the United States in any recorded year. [1]

As a location and company name, it is very popular within Hawaii, but unlikely to be found outside of the Islands.


  • Kona, Hawaii is the location of the Ford Ironman World Championship, a famous triathalon of the Ironman Series.
  • Kona is the Hawaiian equivalent of the names Don or Donna.
  • The name Pelekekona is the Hawaiian equivalent of the name Preston.
  • The name Kalikona is the Hawaiian equivalent of the name Clayton.
  • The name Kokona is the Hawaiian equivalent of the name Gordon.
  • Lakona is the Hawaiian equivalent of the name Jason. [1]



  • The Christopher Moore novel Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings features a character named Kona.



Kona Banona, Kona Achterhof, Kona Allen, Kona Alston, Kona America, Kona Ashong, Kona Auman, Kona Baron, Kona Coe, Kona Fearne, Kona Cho, Kona Kai, Kona Koa, Kona La, Kona Coffee, Kona Ki, More results

Author: Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about KonaRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning leeward, powder, South  +
Meaningnc leeward, powder, south  +
Name kona  +
Origin Hawaiian  +, and Japanese  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation KOH-nah  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Pelekekona  +, and Konane  +
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