poli (“bosom”)+ ʻahu (“garment”) = "clothed bosom", as the snow cloak of Mauna Kea.
- (Hawaiian mythology) A snow goddess of Mauna Kea.
- A female given name, sometimes also given to men.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, pages 396-397.
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Poliahu (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 2 women and 6 men, all of them on the Big Island.