Kūaliʻi

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

, the war god + aliʻi (chief) = "royal Kū".

Proper noun[edit]

Kūaliʻi

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) An ancient chief.
  2. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 389
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kualii (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women and 11 men.