Kapiʻolani

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka (the) + piʻo (arch) + lani (sky) = "the heavenly arch, rainbow".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.pi.ʔoˈla.ni/, [kəpiʔoˈlɐni]

Proper noun[edit]

Kapiʻolani

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

This name of 19th-century royalty (a high chiefess and a queen) was taken up by commoners in the 20th century.

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