Kalama

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka (the) + lama (ebony tree; torch); also shortened from compound given names beginning with Kalama-.

Proper noun[edit]

Kalama

  1. A female given name, e.g. of a 19th century queen.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname​.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kalama occurs as the only name of 76 women and 52 men in 19th century marriage records.