ka (“the”) + ʻohu (“mist”). Also a short form of compound given names beginning thus.
- IPA(key): /kaˈʔo.hu/, [kəˈʔohu]
- A male given name, sometimes also given to women.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kaohu (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 5 women and 1 man.