Kū, the war god + aliʻi (“chief”) = "royal Kū".
- (Hawaiian mythology) An ancient chief.
- A male given name, sometimes also given to women.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 389
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kualii (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women and 11 men.