Kila

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kila (high, strong). Also the spoken form of biblical Sila (Silas).

Proper noun[edit]

Kila

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) One of the migrants who sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii; son of Moʻikeha.
  2. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, pages 184, 389
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kila occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 2 women and 23 men.