Piʻilani

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

piʻi ‎(to ascend) + lani ‎(sky) = "ascent to heaven".

Proper noun[edit]

Piʻilani

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) An ancient chief of Maui.
  2. A female given name popular in early 20th century.
  3. (less common today) A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 396
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Piilani (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 10 women and 3 men.