"E ʻōlelo, e Kawika."
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"Imperative" basically means "command". It's a way to use a verb, to tell someone to do something. ("Imperative" comes from the same Latin root as "emperor".) If I say "Speak to me!", the verb "speak" is being used as an imperative.
"Vocative" (from a Latin word meaning "to call") is a way to use a noun, when you're talking to someone. If I say "hello, David!", "David" is vocative.
No, its not "just a name". It means David. Hawaiian names are translated one of 2 ways. Either the name is translated Phonetically or it had a meaning. Kawika is a phonetic translation.and the name of the last King of Hawaii. Note the substitution of K for D , vowels remain in Place, and substitute v with W.