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- (Hawaiian mythology) Any of a number of ancient chiefs of the island of Hawaii .
- A male given name, formerly also given to women.
- A surname.
- The most common name of Hawaiian men in 19th century marriage records
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 389
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Keawe is the only name of 59 women and 207 men in 19th century marriage records.