Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Hawaiian (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. ka-he-KEE-lee /ka.heˈki.li/
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Contributor Contrib.m4yb3_daijirou on 3/5/2015
Means "the thunder" in Hawaiian, from definite article ka and hekili "thunder". It's also used for females, though it's unclear if the etymology for Kahekili, as a feminine name, is different to the meaning given here or not.Two bearers of this name include Kahekili I and Kahekili II (c. 1737–1794), who were respectively the 13th and 25th Mōʻī of the Māui people of Hawaii. In their cases, Kahekili was short for Kāne-Hekili (the Hawaiian god of thunder). A more modern bearer is Kahekili Kali (b. 2011), a son of actress Evangeline Lilly and her Hawaiian partner Norman Kali.