Pauahi

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pau (end) + ahi (fire). Made famous by the last heir of Kamehameha, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, named after an aunt who had been saved from a fire as a child.

Proper noun[edit]

Pauahi

  1. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.
  2. A name ascribed to a star.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986, page 320
  • Mary Hannah Krout: The Memoirs of Hon. Bernice Pauahi Bishop, 1908 , BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, ISBN 0559833040, pages 19-20
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Pauahi occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 7 women and 13 men.