The genesis of the name "Akimeka" is steeped in Hawaiian tradition and lore. It comes directly from company founder Vaughn Vasconcellos and his family history. Charles Titcomb, Vaughn's great-great-grandfather, immigrated to Hawai'i in the 1800s. Once there, he sought to marry Kamakele Kamalanui of Ni'ihau, who was cousin to the King of Ni'ihau. The story goes that Kamehameha III, King of the Hawai'i, several times denied Charles Titcomb the hand of Kamakele Kamalanui. Charles however showed great persistence and eventually earned the privilege. Kamehameha III then bequeathed the name of "Akimekaikekihiokala" to Charles so that he could marry Kamakele Kamalanui and receive property on Kaua'i as a gift.
The etymology of the name is this: the literal translation of the first part of the name "Akimeka" is Archimedes. Archimedes was a Greek scholar, mathematician, engineer, and physicist and one of the most important intellectual figures in antiquity. The latter half of Charles Titcomb's new name, "ikekihiokala," translated from Hawaiian means "to meet, to share, to forgive." In short, the name was a sign of deference and respect. The abbreviated version Akimeka has been passed on through the generations and is one of Vaughn's middle names. He named the company Akimeka in honor of his great-great-grandfather in hopes of building a company that valued determination, intellectual and technical excellence, and the best of Hawaiian honor and tradition.