There are many large islands in the United States out of which Big Island in Hawaii is in the first position as it covers the area of 4,028 square miles. The second and third largest islands in the country are the Kodiak Island and Puerto Rico.
Big Island, Hawaii got its name from the Polynesian navigator Hawai’iloa. According to some other legends, it is said to have got its name from Hawaiki, an ancient place from where the Polynesian people are believed to have originated. It was the home island of Pai’ea Kamehameha, who united the island under his rule in 1795.