ka (“the”) + ʻena (“heat”). Also a short form of compound names beginning thus.
- A male given name.
- A female given name.
- A place name on several Hawaiian islands.
- (Hawaiian mythology) A name ascribed to a brother of Pele.
- 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.