are used in French Polynesia (part of which is the island of Tahiti).
HEIRANI f Tahitian
From Tahitian hei
"crown, garland" and rani
MAEVA f Tahitian, French
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).
POMARE m & f Tahitian
Means "night cough"
, 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.
TIARE f Tahitian
in Tahitian, also specifically referring to the species Gardenia taitensis.