How the ukulele got its Hawaiian name, even though it didn’t originate from there

How did a small four-string guitar that was not invented in Hawaii end up with a Hawaiian name that means Jumping Flea? When 19th century Portuguese travelers landed in Hawaii with a small four-stringed guitar, a member of the king’s court, nicknamed Jumping Flea, or ukulele in Hawaiian, took to the instrument. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how an affinity for the ukulele gave the instrument its name.