Hana as a given name may have any of several origins. It can be a variant transliteration of Hannah, which is the Jewish and French and Christian form, meaning “grace” in Hebrew associated with God. It is also a Kurdish name meaning hope (هانا), a Persian name meaning flower (حَنا), and an Arabic name meaning happiness (هَنا). As a Japanese name, it usually translates as flower (花). In Korean, it means the number one (하나). In Albanian, “Hana” means “moon”. In Hawaiian, “Hana” means “craft” or “work” . In Maori, “Hana” means to shine, glow, give out heat, radiate.
In Japanese Hana also translates to the color grey too…
When I am into something I like to collect them if I find use to do so. Zippos I once collected, used, traded, sold and gave as gifts had surpassed their functionality in my mind. I made money, had nice looking lighters and collected discontinued and vintage lighters.
Motorcycles surpassed their functionality with providing great, reliable and cheap transportation. They’ve made me money from flipping bikes, stunting motorcycles and racing.
But for awhile I’ve been digging these vintage oil lamps from the 1880’s. I’m big in being off grid and self sufficient. We’ll see how everything turns out. Thinking of getting into glass blowing and would love to make some lamps.