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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hawaiian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ha*wai"ian
Belonging to Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands, or to the people of Hawaii.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii
  2. A native or resident of Hawaii
  3. Of or relating to or characteristic of the state or island of Hawaii or to the people or culture or language

Hawaii +‎ -an

  1. The Hawaiian language.
  2. A descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to European contact.
  3. A native or resident of the state of Hawaii in the United States of America.
  4. A pizza topped with ham and pineapple.

Fun Facts about the name Hawaiian

  • When was the first name Hawaiian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hawaiian is Friday, January 12th, 1923.
  • How unique is the name Hawaiian? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hawaiian. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hawaiian: Your name in reverse order is Naiiawah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaiwnhaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Hawaiian born Sep 30, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 825. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.