Kaʻena

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka ‎(the) + ʻena ‎(heat). Also a short form of compound names beginning thus.

Proper noun[edit]

Kaʻena

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.
  3. A place name on several Hawaiian islands.
  4. (Hawaiian mythology) A name ascribed to a brother of Pele.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert - Esther T. Mookini, Place Names of Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press 1974
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kaena occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women and 2 men.