Why is Hawaii named Hawaii?
Its named Hawaii, because King Kamehamah (the king of Hawaii)
changed the name to Hawaii, when it was first named the Sandwich
island from Captain James Cook.
He changed it to Hawaii, because Hawaii means love!
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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.