Kuilei

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kui (to string) + lei (lei) = "lei stringer". It can also metaphorically mean "one who brings or raises the child".

Proper noun[edit]

Kuilei

  1. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.
  2. Name of cliffs in Honolulu.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert - Esther T. Mookini, Place Names of Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press 1974
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kuilei occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 3 women and 2 men.