ka (“the”) + lā (“sun”); also shortened from compound given names beginning thus.
- A male given name.
- A female given name.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986.
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kala (which stands for both Kalā and Kala) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name of 29 women and 20 men.