Acronyms & Abbreviations
What strangely named type of mackerel is also known as an Ono in Hawaii?
Asked in Hawaii
How was Hawaii named?
Hawaii is said to have been named by the Maori people who named it "Hawaii" meaning "Heaven" in their own language. Legend states that Hawai'i Loa, a fisherman, was the first person to discover Hawaii (as told in ancient stories). He named Hawaii after himself and the rest of the islands on the chain after his children: Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai.