[ 3 syll. kai-noa, ka-in-oa ] The baby boy name Kainoa is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KAAIY-NOW-ah or KAY-NOW-ah †. Kainoa is used predominantly in the Hawaiian language and it is also derived from Hawaiian origins. The name's meaning is the sea with no restrictions, the free-flowing ocean; the name. When the name is pronounced K.AY.N.OW.ah it means 'the sea with no restrictions, the free-flowing ocean'. When the name is pronounced K.AA.IY.N.OW.ah, it means 'the name'.
See also the related category sea.
Kainoa is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Kainoa include Kahana, Kahane, Kahanu, Kahuna, Kaigan, Kaikane, Kaimu, Kainui, Kaithun, Kaiyin, Kallaghan, Kallahan, Kamaha, Kamani, Kamau, Kamea, Kana'i, Kanai, Kaname, and Kanoa.
† English pronunciation for Kainoa: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"