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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ka (the) + inoa (name; namesake). Originally given as a second name to a child who was named after a relative, or in honor of the family surname. Later sometimes interpreted as kai (sea) + noa (free of taboo).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kajˈno.a/, [kɐjˈnowə]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [kɛjˈnowə]

Proper nounEdit

Kainoa

  1. A male given name; formerly also given to women.

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