Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, l??ie means "?ie leaf" (?ie?ie is a climbing screwpine: Freycinetia arborea). The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
The history of Laie begins long before first contact. The name Laie is said to derive from two Hawaiian words: lau meaning "leaf", and ie referring to the ?ie?ie (red-spiked climbing screwpine, Freycinetia arborea), which wreaths forest trees of the uplands or mauka regions of the mountains of the Ko?olau Range behind the community of Laie. The earliest information about Laie states that it was a small, sparsely populated village with a major distinction: "it was a city of refuge". Within this city of refuge were located at least two heiau, traditional Hawaiian temples, of which very little remains today. A new phase of development for Laie began when the plantation of that name was purchased by George Nebeker, the president of the Hawaiian Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The Latter-day Saints in Hawaii were then encouraged to move to this location. This purchase occurred in 1865.