piʻi (“to ascend”) + ke (“the”) + ea (“life”) = "the life ascends".
- (Hawaiian mythology) An ancient chiefess of Maui.
- A female given name.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 396
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Piikea (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women.