The first name is Nakoa-Wolf, and the last name is Momoa. It was always going to be that way even before the birth of Jason Momoa's son with wife Lisa Bonet. The rest of his name counts as the middle name.
Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa is quite a mouthful of a name, but that's what Jason's 10-year-old son will be documented as. It's not quite a popular baby-name, but they had a reason for it all.
Jason is trying to turn Nako-Wolf into himself. Source: Sharpshooter Images, Splash
Origin - just plain old Hawaiian. Jason's family roots go back as part of Native Hawaiian as well as German, Irish and Native American, while Lisa is part African-American and part Ashkenazi Jew. Despite the differences, they used the Hawaiian root for little Nakoa.
While the first and last names were set before the birth of the cute Nakoa-Wolf, the middle name just came from the story of his birth. The day of his birth explains the first one. He was born on the evening of December 15, 2008, in Los Angeles, California, when the weather had turned extra rough.
Lisa always wanted his name to be Nakoa-Wolf, 'Nakoa' meaning "warrior" of "fighter" and 'Wolf' meaning, well, the animal, of course. This means she wanted him to be a fierce warrior like a wolf or believed him to turn out. Much to her delight, he actually is, if you got to know him.
Nakoa-Wolf - as fierce as promised. Source: Jason Momoa, Instagram
The first middle name 'Manakauapo' is a combination of three strong Hawaiian words. 'Mana' is a word any gamer would know as "strength" or "spirit", 'Kaua' means "rain" and 'Po' means "dark". That's how it was when he was born; the weather got stormy and dark at the time. Of course, it was winter.
The second middle name, 'Namakaeha', was chosen by Jason, which is also his middle name. It is Hawaiian for "all-seeing eyes" or "all-knowing eyes". If you want to pronounce the full name properly, read 'Na-Ko-Ah Wolf Mana-Ka-Ooh-Ah-Po Namma-Kay-Ah-Ha Mo-Moa' as you normally would. A little tongue-twister for everyone besides the Hawaiians.
So, Jason chose half the name, while Lisa chose the other. But it's not completely the case. On her official blog website, she revealed that Jason was the one who researched on all the names. She liked them so much that she just used all of it.
The parents also have another child, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, together who is one year older than Nakoa-Wolf. Her birth was also a little rocky. Lisa's water broke suddenly early, at the time Jason was filming in Canada. He rushed to the airport after waking up and noticing the seventy miss calls, bought the last remaining seat on the immediate plane and begged the flight attendant to let him leave earlier than everyone else.
And Lola is slowly turning into her mother. Source: AA, MEGA
The 'Aquaman' star is the step-father to Lisa's 30-year-old daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, from her previous marriage with Lenny Kravitz. She got married to Karl Glusman earlier this year and is set to appear as 'Selina Kyle' or 'Catwoman' in 'The Batman' that releases in 2021. Jason was very excited to learn of the news. She gets along absolutely well with her step-siblings.
Lola and Wolf - Zoe's Favorites Source: Zoe Isabella Kravitz, Instagram
While the paparazzi are always hungry for more of Jason's two kids, they've always found their chances too thin. He likes the private life private, but he does talk about them often, anytime there is a need to. His story with Lisa is another thing he's not shy of talking about.
Apparently, the 'The Cosby Show' star was Jason's childhood crush, and it was his dream come true to actually get to marry her. If fact, she was the one who made the first move. They started dating since 2005 and got legally married in October 2017, but they were reported to have wed in November 2007.
The 40-year-old actor is portraying the lead character of 'Baba Voss' on the new Apple TV+ series 'See', where every character except two kids is completely blind. He is using his "all-seeing eyes" instead of the actual ones here!