Given Name TANE

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.

Categories

gods, light, mythology, nature, trees

Related Names

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