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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

hau (snow) + nani (beauty) = "beautiful snow", as on mountain tops in Hawaii.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hawˈna.ni/, [hɐwˈnɐni]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [hɔwˈnɐni]

Proper nounEdit

Haunani

  1. A female given name popular in the 20th century.

ReferencesEdit

  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur in 19th century marriage records. Early examples:
    Verna Haunani Harris, married in 1923 Honolulu
    Juanita Haunani Wells, married in 1925 Honolulu