Maori Submitted Names
are used by the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ATEA m Maori
Atea is a deity in several Polynesian cultures.
HURIATA f & m Maori
Maori name meaning "Turn Morning" "Dawn" Or "Daylight". Huri means to 'turn' or 'change' and Ata means 'Morining'.
KARAMEA f Maori
Means "red ochre" in Maori. Also a loan word from English, meaning "caramel".
MAEHE f Maori
Derived from Maori Māehe
"(the month of) March".
MAHINE f Maori
Means "clean girl" or "white girl" in Maori.
MAHUIKA f Polynesian Mythology, Maori (Rare)
Combination of the name Maui
and the Polynesian root hika
"to rub, to burn". In Māori mythology, Mahuika is a fire deity and the wife of Auahitūroa
. The trickster Maui was said to have stolen fire from the goddess's fingernails.
MANUKA m Maori
A New Zealand name for the flowering shrub/tree whose scientific name is Leptospermum scoparium, famous for the strong honey produced from its blossoms. The tree gets its name from Maori tradition, because Manuka was the name of one of the great ocean-going canoes which brought the Maoris to New Zealand... [more]
MATARIKI f Maori
Maori feminine name meaning "small eyes", the name of the Pleiades.
NUI m Maori
Means "large, abundant, of high rank, important" in Maori.
PANIA f Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Pania, often styled "Pania of the Reef", is a figure of Māori mythology, and a symbol of the New Zealand city of Napier.
RUATAPU m Maori
Ruatapu tried to kill his half brother, Kahutia-te-rangi (who assumed the name Paikea) and drove him out, forcing him to survive by riding humpback whales to present day New Zealand
TAINI f Maori (Rare)
This is the name of Taini Morrison who was a Maori arts performer in New Zealand.
TAMAKI m Maori
Maori name meaning the Auckland area of New Zealand.
TOROA f & m Maori
Derived from Maori toroa
"albatross", ultimately from Maori toro
"to stretch; to extend".
TUI f & m Maori
Tui is the Maori name for the bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), which are easily identified for their small tuft of white feathers at the neck.... [more]
WAITARA f Maori
Derived from the Maori waitara
, possibly meaning "mountain stream" or "pure water".