When Stanley Kaohuokalani Huihui was born on 5 February 1947, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, his father, Bernard Lono Huihui, was 42 and his mother, Mary Kalakuna Davis, was 30. He died on 20 December 2008, in North Kona District, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 61.
Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of numerous places (in Derbys., Durham, Gloucs., Staffs., Wilts., and Yorks.) so called from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’. This is well established as a given name, and has been widely used as such since the 1880s. It had been in occasional use over a century earlier. Its popularity seems to have stemmed at least in part from the fame of the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley ( 1841–1904 ), who was born in Wales as John Rowlands but later took the name of his adoptive father, a New Orleans cotton dealer.