Kahalaomāpuana

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ka ‎(the) + hala ‎(pandanus) + o ‎(of) + māpuana ‎(wafted fragrance)

Proper nounEdit

Kahalaomāpuana

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) A minor goddess, the fifth Maile sister.
  2. (rare) A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 385
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur in 19th century marriage records. Early example:
    Mabel Kahalaomapuana Harris, married in 1925, Honolulu