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The Launch of Leilani –

The Launch of Leilani – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Leilani — which means both “heavenly flowers” and “royal child” in Hawaiian — is very close to entering the U.S. top 100 for the first time. ItR…
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Top baby names of the year drop — and Keanu has moms rattled

Top baby names of the year drop — and Keanu has moms rattled | Name News | Scoop.it
The Social Security Administration has released its annual report on the most popular baby names of 2019. Olivia leads the pack for girls, topping Emma (now No. 2), which has reigned for five years. She's followed by Ava, Sophia and Isabella. Liam tops the boys list for the third year in the row. Runners-up include Noah, Oliver, William and Elijah, respectively.
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40+ Summery, Tropical Paradise-Inspired Baby Names

40+ Summery, Tropical Paradise-Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Looknig for a summery, tropical-inspired baby names? Here are over 40 baby girl and boy names that will take your mind to paradise.
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Halona: Baby Name of the Day

Halona: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Halona might refer to a gorgeous Hawaiian destination, or maybe a lost city of gold. Either way, it's wearable, rare, and rather lovely.
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Melia –

Melia – | Name News | Scoop.it
Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…
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Roses and Cellar Doors: The Rise of -Lani

Roses and Cellar Doors: The Rise of -Lani | Name News | Scoop.it
I previously joked about "-lani" being the new "-lee", but they really do seem to be taking off.
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Pearl Harbor in Baby Names

Pearl Harbor in Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, thousands of American parents responded with memorial and patriotic baby names.
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20 Beautiful Baby Names From Hawaii That Are So Fun

20 Beautiful Baby Names From Hawaii That Are So Fun | Name News | Scoop.it
Here is a list of stunning names from the land of Hawaii – names that are fun, meaningful and unique.
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Hawaiian Baby Names for your Bundle of Joy

Hawaiian Baby Names for your Bundle of Joy | Name News | Scoop.it
A nice trend in these names is that most are pronounced exactly as they're spelled. Here are some of the best and most beautiful Hawaiian baby names for boys and girls.
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Spastic Onomastic: 2017 Girls' Name of the Year: Kehlani

Spastic Onomastic: 2017 Girls' Name of the Year: Kehlani | Name News | Scoop.it
But, what makes this name more remarkable is that the other spellings Kehlanii, Kehlany,  and Kehlanie were also added to the name pool this year, as well as the similar names/spellings Jehlani, Lehlani, Mehlani, Tehlani and Ehlani.
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Name Spotlight: Keanu –

Name Spotlight: Keanu – | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, we will be shining a spotlight on a Hawaiian name that has now being synonymous with the A-list actor for nearly 3 decades. BASIC INFORMATION The name is derived from a combination of ke, a singular definite article, and anu meaning "coolness," thus giving Keanu the meaning of "the coolness."¹ Though we usually hear…
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Nalani

Nalani | Name News | Scoop.it
  Origin: Hawaiian Meaning: "the heavens; the chief" Gender: Unisex Pronunciation: nah-LAH-nee The name is a combination of the Hawaiian na (the) and lani, which can either meaning "heavens; sky" or "chief, majesty." According to census records I could find, the name seems to have been in use for both males and females since the…
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Maharo (まはろ)

Maharo (まはろ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: mah-hah-ro [má.hà.ɾò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the Hawaiian word mahalo, used as a 'thank you' interjection and a noun expressing thanks and gratitude or admiration and praise. As for how its written in kanji, a ma kanji would be inserted first,…
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Sextuple and septuple syllables

Though most people with very long names tend to use nicknames, there's great poetry and beauty in a name with many syllables. Names with six or seven syllables aren't encountered very often, but they do exist. Most of the ones I found are Hawaiian and Greek, with a few Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese names. This…
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The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi –

The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi – | Name News | Scoop.it
We talked about passion flowers yesterday, so today let’s look at passion fruit — specifically, the Hawaiian word for passion fruit, liliko’i. Why? Because Lilikoi started popping…
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Noelani

Noelani | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hawaiian Meaning: "mist from heaven." Gender: feminine (no-eh-LAH-nee) The name is composed of the Hawaiian elements, noe (mist) and lani (heaven). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/noelani https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noelani https://wehewehe.org/
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Lilinoe –

Lilinoe – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lilinoe (pr. li-li-noh-ee) is the name of a goddess in Hawaiian mythology, the goddess of mist and rain, and the sister of Poli'ahu (goddess of snow), Waiau (goddess of lake Waiau, named after her), and Kahoupokane (goddess of the mountain Hualalei and a kapa maker). Her name means "fine mist".  Origin: Hawaiian    
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Baby Boy Pangan, Brother to Leo

Baby Boy Pangan, Brother to Leo | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle! I am due November 16 with our second boy! Our first son’s name is Leo Iolani (pronounced e-o-lani) Pangan (sounds like penguin without the “w” sound). He shares a middle name with my hu…
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The Lee Family of Hawaii –

The Lee Family of Hawaii – | Name News | Scoop.it
Louis Lee was born in 1921 to Chinese parents living in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of 13 children* and became multi-lingual while working at the family grocery store in Chinatown. His language sk…
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Nalani –

Nalani – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nalani is a Hawaiian unisex name (though more popular for girls) meaning "the heavens" or "the chief", made up from nā, the plural definite article (the) and lani (sky, heavens; chief, king; royal, majesty). Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Nālani (Hawaiian)  
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | 23 Real Hawaiian Names for Girls

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | 23 Real Hawaiian Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
The sound of the times in girls' names is freshness with a liquid grace. It's no surprise, then that Hawaiian names are on the rise, both in the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the United States. Their distinctive flow is a perfect twist on current style, and captures the imagination, too.

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Spastic Onomastic: 2017 Boys' Names Of The Year

Spastic Onomastic: 2017 Boys' Names Of The Year | Name News | Scoop.it
 Boys' Name of the Year: Cassian The name Cassian gained  in popularity 491% in 2017, probably inspired by Captain Cassia
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Also Maui.

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Hawaii’s Top 100 of 2017

Hawaii’s Top 100 of 2017 | Name News | Scoop.it
Hawaii is always my favorite state to check out once the state-by-state popularity list is released. Linguistically, culturally, and even physically, Hawaii is distinct from the rest of the country, and its naming trends reflect that. The top 100 looks fairly similar to the national list, but it's dotted with the expected Hawaiian influences and…
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Lokelani

Lokelani | Name News | Scoop.it
Lokelani is a Hawaiian female name meaning "rose flower" or "heavenly rose" from Hawaiian loke (rose) and lani (heavens, sky, royal, majesty). Roselani is an older form of the name. Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Roselani (Hawaiian)  
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