Pua

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See also: pua, puã, and púa

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pua (flower; child) . Also a short form of compound names with the element pua.

Proper noun[edit]

Pua

  1. A female given name and nickname.
  2. (dated) A male given name
  3. (Hawaiian mythology) A sorcery goddess of Molokai.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 397
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Pua occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 19 men.

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Min Nan Hokkien (Phua).

Proper noun[edit]

Pua

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.