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- (Hawaiian mythology) One of the four major gods; the god of creation.
- A male given name.
- A surname.
- Formerly also given to women, presumably in honor of the god ( though there were some men named Wahine )
- 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.