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See also: hauʻoli
From hauʻoli (“happiness”)
- This name has been suggested as a translation for several English names, Felix, Joy, Letitia, etc, in 1980s and 1990s Hawaiian baby name books.
- Old Hawaiians avoided names that openly expressed happiness, fearing that they might attract evil sorcery.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not appear in 19th century marriage records.