Kawelo

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka (the) + welo (family trait)

Proper noun[edit]

Kawelo

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) A hero of Kauai who defeated a chief who had mistreated Kawelo's parents.
  2. A male given name, formerly also given to women.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 388
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name of 29 women and 27 men.