ʻEkela

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Hawaiian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔeˈke.la/, [ʔɛˈkɛlə]

Proper noun[edit]

ʻEkela

  1. A male given name.Vernacular form of the biblical ʻEzera (Ezra).
  2. A female given name derived from English Ethel.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page182, 185
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Ekela (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 3 men.