Tahitian Names

Tahitian names are used in French Polynesia (part of which is the island of Tahiti).
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HEIRANI   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and rani "heaven, sky".
HEITIARE   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and tiare "flower".
HEREMOANA   m   Tahitian
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and moana "ocean".
HERENUI   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and nui "big".
MAEVA   f   Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian. It gained popularity in France during the 1980s.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOERANI   m & f   Tahitian
From Tahitian moe "sleep" and rani "heaven, sky".
POMARE   m & f   Tahitian
From Tahitian po "night" and mare "cough". This name was borne by four kings and a queen of Tahiti. The first king adopted the name after his child died of a cough in the night.
TAMATOA   m   Tahitian
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
TIARE   f   Tahitian
Means "flower" iin Tahitian, also specifically referring to the species Gardenia taitensis.
VAIHERE   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and here "loved, dear".
VAIMITI   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and miti "sea, salt".
VAITIARE   f   Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and tiare "flower".
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