Nuʻuanu

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nuʻu (height) + anu (cool) = "chilly heights".

Proper noun[edit]

Nuʻuanu

  1. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.
  2. A cliff, valley and stream 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 Nuuanu (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 12 women and 25 men.