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EtymologyEdit

ka (the) + ʻiu (sacred) + lani (sky) = "the royal sacred one". Name of the last crown princess of Hawaii.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.ʔjuˈla.ni/, [kəʔjuˈlɐni]

Proper nounEdit

Kaʻiulani

  1. A female given name used since the 20th century.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986, page 104
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur in 19th century marriage records. Early examples:
    Carrie Kaiulani Muller, married in 1915, Big Island
    Dorothy Anna Kaiulani Langehein, married in 1926, Honolulu