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Moana was a Polynesian sea god, also. There seems to be a distinct connection between Maori and the Polynesian languages.
-- Yahalome  2/28/2005
Maori is part of the Polynesian language family.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2007
"Moana" is the name of a song on The Deftones album.
-- astri_parel  6/26/2005
I have heard this name pronounced MO-ahn-ah/MO-ah-nah & MWA-nah (in New Zealand).
-- Dani California  12/11/2006
In the film "Pan's Labyrinth", the alternate name of the heroine, Ofelia, was Moanna. As princess of the underworld, her name was Moanna, and as the reincarnation of Moanna, her name was Ofelia. Moanna was pronounced MWAH-nuh. This is an interesting name, though I'm not sure I love it.
-- harry_sent_me  5/12/2008
Hate this name. Sounds like a prostitute who gives phone sex, or an air-headed spoiled brat who whines. I guess MO-aw-nuh is ok as a character but for a real person is just ewww!
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2008
It's the name of an Italian pornstar.
-- sherazade  4/8/2010
Maori is Polynesian? This is sea/ocean in Samoan. Also it's the colour blue in Samoan if you put Lana in front. Lana moana is blue. Moana is just ocean. Pronounced MO-AH-NAH. I know some Samoan women with the name Moana. It's never shortened to Moa. That means chicken. Ana, maybe yeah.
-- DidiGiraffe  8/16/2011
Moana means "deep ocean" not just near the coasts or the reefs or between isles but far out to sea. [noted -ed] When I hear the word "Moana" I think of bottomless blue seas, sharks, whales and squid. It's a feminine name although it can be included in a long phrase-like name given to both girls and boys e.g Manu-kei-ika-i-Moana. Moana is common all over the Pacific particularly with the Polynesian people from New Zealand all the way to Hawaii.
-- Gracy  4/4/2012
Revealed as the name of the newest Disney princess, whose film is to be released in 2016.
-- LMS  10/23/2014
My name is Moana, and I can not wait until this Princess Moana disney channel comes out so that I can watch it. If anyone has a problem with name Moana aint nobody cares because we polynesians are strong, powerful, muscular, and strong. We all stick together. SO BACK OFF!
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2015
My name is Moana too! How crazy, I have only met three people in the world who's name is Moana, but I guess I havn't been many places. I personally think that the name is nice. So yeah...
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2015
My name is Moanna, and I am proud of having a unique name in the world. In the Philippines, there could be three people using this name. And I am one of them now.
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2015
Super cool name. Can't wait to see the Disney movie and how Moana will be betrayed.
-- lilpimpteller  11/9/2015
Most likely said as: MO-aw-nuh but givien the fact that it has "Moan" right in the title, I do not ever see this name entering the charts in any English speaking region. Even if the Disney movie ends up being as huge as Frozen (ugh, totally overrated film right there) if Moana ever entered the charts, I'd be very surprised. (Moan can be a sexual association).
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2016
Moana means "ocean" in all Polynesian languages.
-- falepola  10/17/2016
My Hawaiian cousin-in-law is named Moana and apparently it's pretty common in Hawaii. I've also heard from my friend that Moana is a hood name but I'm not sure how credible he is.

Lol, by the way, Disney's "Moana" definitely entered the charts. I heard it totally destroyed "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and is currently topping the box office.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2016

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