Tahitian Submitted Names

Tahitian names are used in French Polynesia (part of which is the island of Tahiti).
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AHUMERE f Tahitian
Derived from Tahitian ahu meaning "clothes, tapa cloth" and mere meaning "parental grief, grief of a parent".
AHUTIARE f Tahitian
Tahitian feminine name derived from ahu meaning "clothes, tapa cloth" and tiare meaning "flower".
AHUURA f & m Tahitian
Means "red dress" from the Tahitian phrase ʻahu ʻura ariʻi o te toʻo ao te rā meaning "royal red robe of the sunset".
AIMATA m & f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian ai "in possession of" and mata, derived from the word Matamua meaning "eldest sibling". This name was traditionally given to the firstborn child of a family.
ARIIHAU m Tahitian
Means "peaceful king" or "king of peace" from Tahitian ariʻi meaning "noble, aristocrat, king" combined with hau "concord, peace".
ARIITAIA m Tahitian
Means "respected king" in Tahitian; a combination of ari'i meaning "king" and taia meaning "respect, fear".
ARIITEA m Tahitian
Means "white king"; a combination of Tahitian ari'i "white" and téa "white, light, pale".
AROARII m Tahitian
Means "face king"; a combination of aro "face, forehead, sight" and ari'i "king".
ERITA f Tahitian
Means "royal coconut" in Tahitian.
ETEROA m Tahitian
Means "Rūrutu" (an island in the Austral archipelago) in Tahitian, derived from Eteroa, the former name of the island.
ETETIERA m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Ezechiel (see Ezekiel).
FARA m Tahitian
Means "screwpine" (also called pandanus; a type of plant and fruit) in Tahitian.
FETIA f Polynesian, Tahitian
Means "star" in Tahitian.
HAUMANAVA m & f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian hau meaning "peace" and manava meaning "welcome".
HAUNUI m Maori, Polynesian, Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian hau meaning "peace, reign" and nui meaning "great".
HAWAIKI f Tahitian
Derived from Proto-Polynesian Sawaiki meaning "Ra'iātea", referring to the island of which the Polynesian peoples originated from. Today, Ra'iātea is the second largest island in French Polynesia.
HEEPUENUI f Tahitian
Means "to lie in a cloudless sky"; from Tahitian heepuenui.
HEIARII m & f Tahitian
Means "crown king, royal crown" in Tahitian; derived from ari'i meaning "king".
HEIATA m & f Tahitian
Means "cloud crown" in Tahitian; a combination of ata "cloud" and hei "crown".
HEILANI f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian hei meaning "crown" and Hawaiian lani meaning "sky, heaven, royal, majesty".
HEIMANA f & m Tahitian
From Polynesian meaning "powerful crown moving the sky".
HEIMANU f & m Tahitian
Means "bird crown" or "crown of the bird"; a combination of hei "crown" and manu "bird".
HEIMOANA m Tahitian
Means "crown of the ocean"; a combination of hei "crown" and moana "ocean".
HEINERE m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Henri (see Henry).
HEIURA f Tahitian
Means either "crown of feathers" or "crown of fire" depending on the pronunciation.
HEREHAU m & f Tahitian
Means "love of peace" in Tahitian; a combination of here "love" and hau "peace".
HEREMANA m Tahitian
Means "power of love" in Tahitian.
HEREMANU m Tahitian
Means "bird of love"; a combination of here "love" and manu "bird".
HINA f & m Hawaiian (Rare), Tahitian
Meaning "grey, prostrate."
HĪNANO m & f Hawaiian (Rare), Tahitian
This name means either "(male) pandanus flower" or "(male) pandanus blossom."
HINATEA f Tahitian
Means "great white granddaughter admired by goddesses" in Tahitian.
HIRO m Polynesian Mythology, Tahitian
Meaning unknown. Hiro was a demigod in Polynesian mythology.
KAORIKI m Tahitian
Of Marquesan origin.
MAEVARAU m Tahitian
Means "welcome wishes" in Tahitian.
MAHANA f Tahitian, Hawaiian
Means "sun" in Tahitian and "warmth, heat" in Hawaiian.
MAIMITI f Tahitian
Means "surfer" or "coming from the sea" in Tahitian; a combination of may meaning "to come" and miti "sea".
MANA'ARII m Tahitian
Means "royal power" in Tahitian; a combination of mana "power" and ari'i "king".
MANAHAU m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and hau "inside".
MANATEA m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and tea "white".
MANATINI m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian mana "power" and tini "numerous, multiple".
MANAVAI f Tahitian
Means "sacred source" or "sacred spring"; a combination of Tahitian mana "sacred" and vai "water, spring".
MANUARII m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian manu "bird" and ari'i "king, chief, prince". A known bearer is Manuarii Hauata (1994-), a footballer from French Polynesia.
MANUIA f Tahitian
Means "health" in Tahitian.
MANUTEA m Tahitian
Means "white bird"; a combination of Tahitian manu "bird" and tea "white".
MARAMA m Tahitian
Means "bright, clear" in Tahitian.
MARETO m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Marc (see Mark).
MAREVA f Tahitian
Literally means "the one that passes quickly without turning", metaphorically meaning "shooting star".
MERAHI m & f Tahitian
Means "angel" in Tahitian.
METUA f & m Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian
Means "parent."
MITI f Tahitian
Means "sea" in Tahitian.
MOANAITI m Tahitian
Means "small ocean"; a combination of Tahitian moana meaning "ocean" and the suffix -iti implying a small size.
MOANATINI m Tahitian
Means "many oceans"; a combination of Tahitian moana "ocean" and tini "many, multiple".
MOEATA f Tahitian
Means "cloud slumber"; a combination of moe "sleep" and ata "cloud".
MOEHAU m & f Tahitian
Means "peaceful slumber" or "dream of peace"; a combination of Tahitian moe "sleep, dream" and hau "peace".
MOOREA f Tahitian
From the Tahitian Mo'ore'a meaning “yellow lizard". This was the name of Luisa Casati’s only grandchild, Moorea Hastings. Derived from the name of an island in French Polynesia.
NAEHU m & f Tahitian
Contracted form of Tahitian nā ehu fānau maeha'a tapu nui meaning "consecrated blonde newborn twins".
NAHEI f Tahitian
Means "twin crowns"; a combination of Tahitian na denoting duplicates or twins and hei meaning "crown".
NAURI f Tahitian
Means "the two young coconut shoots", referring to the southern archipelagos south of French Polynesia.
NOHOARII m Tahitian
Means "king's house" or "place of the king", from Tahitian ari'i meaning "king" and noho meaning "house, home, place".
NUIHAU m Tahitian
From Tahitian nui "great" and hau "peace, reign". A known bearer is Nuihau Laurey (1964-), the vice-president of French Polynesia.
ORAMA f Tahitian
Means "flame" in Tahitian.
ORIATA f & m Tahitian
Meaning, "cloud dance."
PALILA f & m Hawaiian, Polynesian, Tahitian
Name of a bird.... [more]
PETERO m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Peter.
POE f Tahitian
Means "pearl" in Tahitian, of Polynesian origin.
POEHERE f Tahitian
Means "pearl of love"; a combination of Tahitian poe "pearl" and here "love".
POEIVA f Tahitian
Means "brilliant pearl"; a combination of poe "pearl" and iva, a diminutive of iva iva meaning "brilliant".
POEMA f & m Tahitian
Means "pearl of the deep seas"; a combination of Tahitian poe "pearl" and "clean, pure, clear".
POERANI f Tahitian
Means "heavenly pearl" or "divine pearl"; a combination of Tahitian poe meaning "pearl" and rani, which is derived from Tuamotuan rangi meaning "heaven".
POERAVA f Tahitian
Means "black pearl"; a combination of Tahitian poe meaning "pearl" and rava meaning "black".
PUAITI f Tahitian
Means "small flower" in Tahitian.
PURAU m & f Tahitian
Means "hibiscus tiliaceus" (a type of tropical and coastal flower).
RAHITI f Tahitian
Means "sunrise" in Tahitian.
RAIHAU m Tahitian
Means "heaven of peace"; a combination of Tahitian rai meaning "heaven" and hau meaning "peace".
RARAHU f Literature, Tahitian
French variant of Rarau used by Pierre Loti in his popular autobiographical novel 'Le mariage de Loti' (1880), where it belongs to a native Tahitian woman who is the lover of the narrator - a French naval officer stationed on the island.
RAURII f Tahitian
Means "small leaf" in Tahitian.
RAVAHERE f Tahitian
Means "brown love"; a combination of Tahitian rava meaning "brown, dark, black" and here meaning "love".
RAVANUI f Tahitian
Means "great brown (brunette)"; from Tahitian rava meaning "brown, dark, black" and nui meaning "great, immense".
REVA f & m Tahitian
Meaning, "firmament."
REVAITI m & f Tahitian
Means "little flag" in Tahitian.
REVANUI m Tahitian
Means "big flag" in Tahitian.
RUATAATA m Tahitian
Means "two people"; a combination of Tahitian rua "two" and ta'ata "human".
TAIANUI m Tahitian
Means "great respect", a combination of Tahitian taia "to respect, to fear" and nui "great, immense".
TAITEARII m Tahitian
Means "king of the sea", a combination of Tahitian tai meaning "sea" and te ari'i meaning "the king".
TAMAHERE m Tahitian
Means "dear child" in Tahitian.
TAPUARII m Tahitian
Derived from tapu meaning "sacred" and ari'i meaning "king".
TAPUNUI m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian tapu "forbidden" and nui "earth".
TEANUANUA m Tahitian
Means "the rainbow" in Tahitian.
TEHEIURA m & f Tahitian
Derived from Tahitian te hei 'ura literally meaning "the red crown".
TEVAI m Tahitian
Means "water" in Tahitian.
TEVAIRAI m & f Tahitian
Means "the celestial water" in Tahitian.
TIHOTI m Tahitian
Tahitian form of John.
TITAINA f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian taina meaning "Gardenia jasminoides" (a type of flower) and the prefix ti- meaning "small".
TOAHERE f Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian toa meaning "warrior" and here meaning "love".
TOROMONA m Tahitian
Tahitian form of Solomon.
TUKI m Tahitian
Means "heartbeat" in Tahitian.
TURIA f Tahitian
The name of model Turia Mau.
UINIRAU m Tahitian
Contracted form of the Tahitian phrase te manu ri'i 'uini rau maruao meaning "small birds chirping at dawn".
UIRA m & f Tahitian
Contracted form of the Tahitian phrase 'anapa te uira i te 'iriātai meaning "lighting flashing across the horizon".
URA m & f Tahitian
From Tahitian 'ura meaning "red" or "purple".
URAATUA m & f Tahitian
Derived from ura meaning "red" and atua meaning "god".
URAMOE m & f Tahitian
Derived form ura meaning "red" and moe meaning "sleep, dream".
URANUI m & f Tahitian
Derived from ura meaning "red" and nui meaning "big".
URAVINI m Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian 'ura meaning "red" or "purple" and vini meaning "black-fronted parakeet" (a type of bird found on Tahiti).
VAEA m & f Tongan, Samoan, Tahitian, Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown, though it likely means "king, prince, noble, chief" based on the fact that the meaning of Mapu 'a Vaea, natural blowholes in Houma on the island of Tongatapu in Tonga, is known to be 'Whistle of the Noble/Chief/King' in Tongan... [more]
VAIANA f Tahitian
Means "rock water" in Tahitian, a shortened form of Vai ana o te mato teitei meaning "water from the cave of the high rock".
VAIANU f Tahitian
Contracted form of the Tahitian phrase Vai anu o te rua mato meaning "fresh water from the rock hole".
VAIATA f Tahitian
Means "water of the clouds", in other words, rain; a combination of Tahitian vai meaning "water" and ata meaning "cloud".
VAIATEA f Tahitian
Means "distant waters"; a combination of Tahitian vai meaning "water" and atea meaning "distance".
VAIREA f Tahitian
Means "sparkling water" in Tahitian.
VAITE f Tahitian
Derived from Tahitian vāite meaning "soul, spirit".
VAITEA m Tahitian
Means "clear water"; a combination of Tahitian vai meaning "water" and tea meaning "white, clear".
VETEA m Tahitian
Means "to be open" in Tahitian.