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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(the), plural + pua (flowers). Often a short form of compound given names beginning thus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /naːˈpu.a/, [naːˈpuwə]

Proper nounEdit

Nāpua

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

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Napua (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 13 men.