Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Micronesian

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Micronesia, sensu lato, is an ethno-linguistic grouping (teamed up with Polynesia and Melanesia) that includes Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, and Rota), the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The word can also mean the country known as the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), which includes Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae, and Ulithi.

Most people in Micronesian countries today have English first names (John, Jim, Paul, Peter, Tom, Brandon, Brian, Kate, Julie, Mary, Anne, Jessica, Taylor, Michelle, etc.), but there are a few first names peculiar to these ethnic groups.

Girls’ names[edit | edit source]

  • Achina (Chuukese)
  • Andelina (Chuukese)
  • Emelihter (Pohnpeian)
  • Isa (Guamanian)
  • Lihen (Pohnpeian)
  • Mihter (Pohnpeian)
  • Runica (Marshallese)
  • Tana (Chuukese, Guamanian)
  • Tulpe (Kosraean)
  • Yoana (Pohnpeian: Joanna)
  • Daiana ( Chuukese )
  • Weireen ( Chuukese )
  • Welryn ( Chuukese )
  • Lorleen ( Chuukese )

Boys’ names[edit | edit source]

  • Adai (Guamanian)
  • Adao (Guamanian)
  • Alik (Kosraean)
  • Cent (Marshallese)
  • Eiken (Pohnpeian)
  • Falthin (Yapese)
  • Hostino (Kosraean)
  • Kasian (Chuukese)
  • Langidrik (Marshallese)
  • Lepalik (Kosraean)
  • Likiaksa (Kosraean)
  • Lipiak (Kosraean)
  • Malem (Kosraean)
  • Marz (Chuukese)
  • Oldak (Palauan)
  • Polpisil (Pohnpeian)
  • Sa (Kosraean)
  • Salik (Kosraean)
  • Salpasr (Pohnpeian)
  • Tano (Guamanian)
  • Tulensru (Kosraean)

Guamanian (Chamorro) surnames[edit | edit source]

Most people in Guam have Hispanic, Filipino or other Pacific Islander surnames, but there are some with native names:

  • Acfalle
  • Aflague
  • Aguan
  • Agulto
  • Aguon
  • Ayuyu
  • Alepuyo
  • Alig
  • Angoco
  • Apatong
  • Atalig
  • Atoigue
  • Attao
  • Babauta
  • Baccam
  • Chaco
  • Charfauros
  • Chargualaf
  • Chatfaurus
  • Faisao
  • Fegurgur
  • Feharang
  • Gogue
  • Gogui
  • Gumataotao
  • Hocog
  • Laguana
  • Limtiaco
  • Lizama
  • Mafnas
  • Manglona
  • Manibusan
  • Mantanona
  • Masga
  • Matanane
  • Mesngon
  • Namauleg
  • Naputi
  • Nauta
  • Nededog
  • Ogo
  • Ooka
  • Pinauala
  • Pocaigue
  • Quenga
  • Quichocho
  • Quichuchu
  • Quidachay
  • Quinata
  • Quinene
  • Quitano
  • Quitugua
  • Songao
  • Taga
  • Taijeron
  • Taimanao
  • Taimanglo
  • Tainatongo
  • Taisacan
  • Taisague
  • Taisatano
  • Taisatingfong
  • Taitague
  • Taitano
  • Taitingfong
  • Tajalle
  • Tatlahe
  • Tedtaotao
  • Terlaje
  • Topasna
  • Toves

Northern Mariana Islander surnames[edit | edit source]

The majority of Northern Mariana Islanders have Hispanic or Filipino surnames.

  • Ada
  • Angui
  • Apatang
  • Aquiningoc
  • Arriola
  • Atalig
  • Attao
  • Ayuyu
  • Babauta
  • Borja
  • Camacho
  • Cing
  • Dela Cruz
  • De Leon Guerrero
  • Delos Reyes
  • Demapan
  • Duenas
  • Falig
  • Fejeran
  • Fitial
  • Fujihira
  • Guerrero
  • Hocog
  • Igibara
  • Iginoef
  • Igisaiar
  • Igisomar
  • Igitol
  • Iguel
  • Ilo
  • Inos
  • Itaman
  • Itibus
  • Kaipat
  • Kaneshi
  • Kapileo
  • Kileleman
  • Laniyo
  • Lifoifoi
  • Limes
  • Lisua
  • Litulumar
  • Lizama
  • Magofna
  • Malite
  • Manahane
  • Mangabao
  • Mangarero
  • Manglona
  • Maratita
  • Masga
  • Matagolai
  • Mesngon
  • Mettao
  • Muna
  • Naputi
  • Nekaifes
  • Ngeskebei
  • Norita
  • Odoshi
  • Ogo
  • Ogumoro
  • Olaitiman
  • Olopai
  • Olupumar
  • Pangelinan
  • Parung
  • Pinaula
  • Pua
  • Rabauliman
  • Rangamar
  • Rapugao
  • Rebuenog
  • Repeki
  • Rogolifoi
  • Romolor
  • Sablan
  • Sakisat
  • Santa Maria
  • Santos
  • Saralu
  • Satur
  • Saures
  • Selepeo
  • Seman
  • Somol
  • Songao
  • Taga
  • Tagabuel
  • Taimanao
  • Taisacan
  • Taisakan
  • Taitano
  • Taman
  • Tebuteb
  • Teregeyo
  • Terlaje
  • Tomokane
  • Torres
  • Wabol

Marshallese surnames[edit | edit source]

  • Abon
  • Aine
  • Akilang
  • Alee
  • Alik
  • Andrike
  • Anej
  • Aneo
  • Anien
  • Anitak
  • Anitok
  • Anjain
  • Anjerok
  • Anmontha
  • Anni
  • Antibas
  • Arelong
  • Bajo
  • Balos
  • Batlok
  • Bejang
  • Bellu
  • Binejal
  • Bobo
  • Bolkeim
  • Bunglick
  • Calep
  • Clanry
  • Dribo
  • Elcar
  • Erakdrik
  • Gold
  • Hanchor
  • Heine
  • Hemos
  • Henos
  • Ishoda
  • Jacklick
  • Jakeo
  • Jally
  • Janer
  • Jarom
  • Jeik
  • Jekkar
  • Jelke
  • Jerilong
  • Jetnil
  • Jetton
  • Jibas
  • Jibon
  • Jieta
  • Jinna
  • Jitiam
  • Joash
  • Joram
  • Joran
  • Jorlang
  • Juda
  • Kabua
  • Kaious
  • Kaisha
  • Kalles
  • Kaneko
  • Karben
  • Kattil
  • Keju
  • Kelen
  • Kilma
  • Kios
  • Konou
  • Korok
  • Kuli
  • Laibwij
  • Laiso
  • Lakabung
  • Lakjohn
  • Lakmij
  • Lalimo
  • Langbata
  • Langidrik
  • Langinbelik
  • Langrine
  • Lanwe
  • Lanwi
  • Latdrik
  • Latior
  • Leban
  • Leviticus
  • Libokmeto
  • Livai
  • Loeak
  • Lokboj
  • Lokeijak
  • Lokot
  • Lolin
  • Lomae
  • Lometo
  • Lorennij
  • Makroro
  • Malolo
  • Maun
  • Mea
  • Mejbon
  • Mojilong
  • Morelik
  • Naisher
  • Nenam
  • Note
  • Rakin
  • Rantak
  • Riklon
  • Rilang
  • River
  • Rubon
  • Saimon
  • Silk
  • Sorimle
  • Tabu
  • Tibon
  • Toring
  • Wase
  • Wonne
  • Zedkaia
  • Abner
  • Alex
  • Alfred
  • Allen
  • Andrew
  • Benjamin
  • Clarence
  • Clement
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Domnick
  • Edmond
  • Edward
  • Edwin
  • Enoch
  • Enos
  • George
  • Gideon
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Hiram
  • Isaac
  • Jack
  • Jacob
  • James
  • Jesse
  • Joe
  • Joel
  • John
  • Johnny
  • Jonathan
  • Joseph
  • Leon
  • Lewis
  • Lucky
  • Luke
  • Luther
  • Maddison
  • Mark
  • Marshall
  • Matthew
  • Moses
  • Nathan
  • Ned
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • Phillip
  • Ralpho
  • Robert
  • Sam
  • Samson
  • Samuel
  • Thomas
  • Timothy
  • Titus
  • William

Palauan surnames[edit | edit source]

  • Adelbai
  • Aitaro
  • Andreas
  • Arurang
  • Asanuma
  • Basilius
  • Beltau
  • Bultedaob
  • Decherong
  • Demei
  • Elbelau
  • Emesiochel
  • Etpison
  • Eungel
  • Fritz
  • Ililau
  • Katosang
  • Kloulechad
  • Kloulubak
  • Kuartei
  • Kumangai
  • Kyota
  • Malsol
  • Mariur
  • Mesubed
  • Napil
  • Ngiraibai
  • Ngirailemesang
  • Ngiraingas
  • Ngiraked
  • Ngirakesau
  • Ngiralmau
  • Ngirausui
  • Ngirchoimei
  • Ngirmang
  • Ngirmekur
  • Ngirmeril
  • Ngirmidol
  • Ngiruchelbad
  • Ngotel
  • Oiterong
  • Olkeriil
  • Ongrung
  • Orrukem
  • Raikadroka
  • Ramarui
  • Rechelluul
  • Reklai
  • Remelik
  • Remengesau
  • Remoket
  • Rengiil
  • Rengulbai
  • Ruluked
  • Sbal
  • Sikyang
  • Soalablai
  • Subris
  • Tellames
  • Tellei
  • Temengil
  • Teriong
  • Tmetuchl
  • Toribiong
  • Udui
  • Ulengchong

Other Micronesian surnames[edit | edit source]

The majority of people in the Federated States of Micronesia have English, German, Scandinavian, Hispanic or Japanese surnames.

  • Akapito (Chuukese)
  • Akkin (Chuukese)
  • Alik (Kosraean)
  • Apaisam (Pohnpeian)
  • Defang (Pohnpeian)
  • Eperiam (Pohnpeian)
  • Etse (Pohnpeian)
  • Falan (Yapese)
  • Falcam (Pohnpeian)
  • Figir (Yapese)
  • Giltamag (Yapese)
  • Hetiback (Chuukese)
  • Ifamilik (Pohnpeian)
  • Ioanis (Pohnpeian)
  • Ittu (Pohnpeian)
  • Kihleng (Pohnpeian)
  • Kohper (Pohnpeian)
  • Kusto (Pohnpeian)
  • Lengsi (Pohnpeian)
  • Likiaksa (Kosraean)
  • Lipai (Pohnpeian)
  • Lippwe (Ulithian)
  • Livaie (Kosraean)
  • Luckymis (Kosraean)
  • Maipi (Chuukese)
  • Mongkeya (Kosraean)
  • Musrasrik (Pohnpeian)
  • Nanpei (Pohnpeian)
  • Narruhn (From Germany– most found in Chuuk or mixed)
  • Nena (Kosraean)
  • Otoko (Chuukese)
  • Palemar (Yapese)
  • Palsis (Kosraean)
  • Panuel (Pohnpeian)
  • Panuelo (Pohnpeian)
  • Pelep (Pohnpeian)
  • Ponapart (Pohnpeian)
  • Salik (Kosraean)
  • Setik (Chuukese)
  • Sigrah (Kosraean)
  • Silbanuz (Pohnpeian)
  • Silo ( Chuukese )
  • Susaia (Pohnpeian)
  • Taulung (Kosraean)
  • Tilfas (Pohnpeian)
  • Tihpen (Pohnpeian)
  • Tolenoa (Kosraean)
  • Tosie (Kosraean)
  • Tulensru (Kosraean)
  • Umandal (Pohnpeian)
  • Waguk (Kosraean)
  • Wakup (Kosraean)
  • Wichep (Pohnpeian)

First names as Micronesian surnames[edit | edit source]

Many people in the FSM have surnames such as these:

  • Abraham
  • Albert
  • Arnold
  • Augustine
  • Benjamin
  • Carl
  • Charley
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Edgar
  • Edmund
  • Edward
  • Elias
  • Felix
  • Fredrick
  • Fritz
  • George
  • Henry
  • Isaac
  • Jack
  • Jacob
  • James
  • Jimmy
  • Joe
  • Joel
  • John
  • Johnny
  • Joseph
  • Ken
  • Leopold
  • Manuel
  • Marcus
  • Martin
  • Mason
  • Mathias
  • Mauricio
  • Miguel
  • Mike
  • Moses
  • Norman
  • Pablo
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • Phillip
  • Raymond
  • Robert
  • Ruben
  • Rudolph
  • Salvador
  • Sam
  • Samuel
  • Seymour
  • Solomon
  • Stephen
  • Thomas
  • Timothy
  • Victor
  • William