Hawaiian Island Nicknames


If you’ve ever wondered what the nicknames for the eight Hawaiian Islands were, you’re not alone. Many locals don’t even know what they are! Here’s a handy list you can refer to when that trivia question comes up at your next party!

  • Oahu – The Gathering Place
  • Hawaii – The Big Island
  • Maui – The Valley Isle
  • Kauai – The Garden Isle
  • Molokai – The Friendly Isle
  • Lanai – The Private Isle (was the Pineapple Isle)
  • Niihau – The Forbidden Isle
  • Kahoolawe – The Target Isle

21 thoughts on “Hawaiian Island Nicknames

  1. Island colors

    Hawaii- Red
    Maui- Pink
    Kahoolawe- Gray
    Lanai- Orange
    Molokai- Green
    Oahu- Yellow
    Kauai- Purple
    Niihau- people debate between White and Blue

  2. hi i was wondering if big island had a nickname like the volcano isle or something like that

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