Luana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

American 18th/19th century coinage, a fanciful spelling of Louanna, from Lou + Anna.

Proper noun[edit]

Luana

  1. A female given name.
    • 1845 Lowell Offering, Misses Curtis and Farley, Vol.4, page 250 ("Nepomiwassit" by "J.L.B"):
      Young Eagle, with a proud heart, led Luana forth to the mossy bank of the river,
    • 1912 The Bookman, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1912, Vol.35, page 168:
      The Bird of Paradise, by Mr Richard Walton Tully, is more pictorial than decorative. - - - One of these characters, an American physician named Paul Wilson, sinks from civilisation to savagery because he marries a native princess named Luana - - -

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Luana. Made known in Hawaii by the play (1912) and film (1932) Bird of Paradise and later explained as Hawaiian luana (leisure).

Proper noun[edit]

Luana

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name Luana does not appear in 19th century marriage records.

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luana

  1. A female given name.