Kāne

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See also: káně, kāne, and Kane

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kāne (male)

Proper noun[edit]

Kāne

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) One of the four major gods; the god of creation.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Formerly also given to women, presumably in honor of the god ( though there were some men named Wahine )

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 387
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kane (in old orthography) occurs as the only name of 34 women and 66 men in 19th century marriage records.