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Origin of the name HIRAO.
Etymology of the name HIRAO.
Meaning of the baby name HIRAO.


HIRAO.   Chamorro name, said to mean "emotion."  It may be from Spanish influence.  Its variants are Hurao, and Irao.  Spanish I'ra = "passion, rage."  Huracan = "hurricane." (A Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages, de la Cadena, 1883).  Hurao is identical to the International word for "a hurrah!" (English-International Dictionary, Beaufront-Couturat, 1908).

...The disaffection did not disappear with the making of this peace, however, and the Chamorros still hoped to throw off the yoke of the conquerors.  This feeling was fostered by the chiefs and macajnas, who saw the new régime usurping their power and authority... troubles culminated on April 2, 1672, in the murder of the president of the mission, Padre Sanvitores, and his servant at Timbon, a spot on the beach of Tumon Bay near Lovers Point.  The old padre was macheted while in the act of baptizing a child by Matapang and Hirao, two chieftains or nobles of the people.  His body was thrown into the sea and floated ashore at a spot on the beach one-fourth of a mile east of Agana, and rude wooden crosses mark this place to-day. (The Island of Guam, Cox, 1917)


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