Keō

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See also: kẹo and kéo

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Joe; can also be construed as ke (the) + ō (answer, continuation), or as a contraction of Keao or Keone in the beginning of compound names.

Proper noun[edit]

Keō

  1. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 183.
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Keo (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name of 8 women and 53 men.