Hiʻilani

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hiʻi (carry in the arms) + lani (sky) = "cherished or praised one".

Proper noun[edit]

Hiʻilani

  1. A female given name used since the 20th century.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert: Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur in 19th century marriage records. Early example:
    Harriet Hiilani Jones, married in 1904, Honolulu