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EtymologyEdit

hea (mist) + lani (sky) = "heavenly mist". Became known as the name of King Kalākaua's boat-house and music group.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /he.aˈla.ni/, [hejəˈlɐni]

Proper nounEdit

Healani

  1. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • George S. Kanahele, Hawaiian Music and Musicians, University of Hawaii Press 1979.
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not appear in 19th century marriage records. Early example:
    Healani (woman), married in 1908, Honolulu