pua (“flower”) + lani (“sky”) = "heavenly flower; descendant of royalty".
- IPA(key): /pu.aˈla.ni/, [puwəˈlɐni]
- A female given name, popular in the 20th century.
- Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986, page 193
- Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Pualani occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 1 woman and 2 men.