Vernacular form of the biblical ʻEsetera (“Esther”). Also used for English Estelle.
- A female given name.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 185
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Ekekela (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women.