Here's what the wiki says about aloha:
Originally Posted by refugeeguru
The word aloha
derives from the Proto-Polynesian
, and ultimately from Proto-Polynesian. 
It has cognates in other Polynesian languages
, such as Samoan alofa
and Māori aroha
, also meaning "love." 
A folk etymology
claims that it derives from a compound of the Hawaiian
meaning "presence", "front", "face", or "share"; and ha
, meaning "breath of life" or "essence of life." Although alo
does indeed mean "presence" etc., the word for breath is spelled with a macron or kahakoō over the a (hā) whereas the word aloha does not have a long a.
It is interesting that the wiki article mentions the "ha" as representing the "breath of life." This is the essence of the fifth Hebrew letter "hey" as I discuss in my Spoke 5 article Hey - the Blessing of Life. Life was first created on the Fifth Day, and the Fifth Commandment promises a long life.
Have you noticed the connection between kahuna (priest, sorcerer, magician,) and kohen (Hebrew: priest)? I wonder about such things ...