- A male given name.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
- Mary Charlotte Alexander, Dr Baldwin of Lahaina, M.C. Alexander 1953, page 54
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Nainoa occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 2 women and 7 men.
- Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names by State: included in the top hundred first names for boys born in the State of Hawaii 8 times during 1994-2008 as Nainoa ( the source does not use diacritical marks).