The Hawaiian language, spoken in the Hawaiian Islands and North Pacific archipelago, is a Polynesian language taking its name from the largest island in that area, Hawai’i. The number of native Hawaiian speakers has declined over the years, since English was declared the official language in schools. There has been an interest in promoting the language and in 1984 the first of several language immersion preschools and schools were started. The Hawaiian language is both distinctive and beautiful, with an exotic sound unique to the Pacific Island groups. Use Baby Name Network to help you choose a Hawaiian baby name as well as research baby name meanings.