Hanapēpē means Crushed-bay.

Hanapēpē: Crushed-bay

Alt:  Hana-pepehi Killing bay

#According to Gabriel I (March 14, 1992) and Ilei Beniamina (March 15, 1992) this is the correct name for this ahupua’a.

An ahupuaʻa of the Kona district, Hanapēpē is the Kauaʻi name for the nuku puʻu, a honeycreeper with long curved upper mandible and shorter lower mandible of the beak.  It is brownish green on the back, with yellow green below.