Puna

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Origin and Meaning of Puna

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     African
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     Hawaiian
29%
     Maori
14%
     English
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     Indian (Sanskrit)
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from New York, United States says the name Puna is of Hawaiian origin and means "Grandma".
  • A user from Maine, United States says the name Puna is of African origin and means "Commandant".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pu"na
A cold arid table-land, as in the Andes of Peru.

Etymology: Sp., of Peruv. origin

Wiktionary
  1. An alpine biological community in the central portion of the Andes in which short, coarse grass supports a Native American population.

puna was also found in the following language(s): Cavineña, Estonian, Finnish, Hawaiian, Pali, Portuguese, Quechua, Spanish, Votic, and Warlpiri

Notable Persons With the Last Name Puna

Henry Puna is a Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. Henry was born on July 29th, 1949 in Aitutaki.

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Tom Puna is a cricketer.

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Rupesh Puna is a soccer player for the Waitakere United and New Zealand national football team. Rupesh was born on April 19th, 1981 in New Zealand.

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Ngereteina was born on August 10th, 1938 in Aitutaki.

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Carlos Eduardo Puña is an athlete for the Club Atlético Ciclón.

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Fun Facts about the name Puna

  • When was the first name Puna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Puna is Wednesday, June 3rd, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Puna? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Puna. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Puna: Your name in reverse order is Anup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Napu. How do you pronounce that?

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