ka (“the”) + laʻi (“peace”). Also a short form of compound given names beginning thus.
- IPA(key): /kaˈla.ʔi/, [kəˈlɐʔi]
- 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 Kalai ,which might also stand for Kalai (Sarai) or Kālai ("carver"), occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 5 men.