First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kawena

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Kawena means "Rosy reflection in the sky" and is of Hawaiian origin.
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ka (“the”) + wena (“glow”). Made famous by Mary Kawena Pukui, whose name was shortened from Kawenaʻulaokalaniahiʻiakaikapoliopelekawahineʻaihonua "The rosy glow of the sky of Hiʻiaka in the bosom of Pele, the earth-eating woman."

  1. A female given name.

Fun Facts about the name Kawena

  • How Popular is the name Kawena? Kawena is the 31,783rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kawena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140 babies born with the first name Kawena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kawena to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kawena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kawena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kawena was in 2005 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Kawena Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kawena ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 13 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Kawena: Your name in reverse order is Anewak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waneka. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kawena born Jul 22, 2019

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 Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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