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Pua

See also: pua, PUA, púa, puã, and pu'a

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pua (flower; child); also a short form of compound names with the element pua.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.a/, [ˈpuwə]

Proper nounEdit

Pua

  1. A female given name and nickname.
  2. (dated) A male given name
  3. (Hawaiian mythology) A sorcery goddess of Molokai.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 397
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Pua occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 19 men.

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Min Nan Hokkien (Phun).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pua

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hokkien (Phoaⁿ).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pua

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.