Cook Islands Maori Submitted Names

Cook Islands Maori or Rarotongan names are used by the indigenous people of the Cook Islands.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AKAINA m Cook Islands Maori
Means "to singe" in Cook Islands Maori.
AKAITI f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from causative prefix aka- and iti meaning "little, small."
AKAMOETEIVI m Cook Islands Maori
Means "let the bones lie, make peace" in Cook Islands Maori.
AKATAUIRA m Cook Islands Maori
Means "to observe and mark", this is the name of a star important for its use in navigation.
ARAITI m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from aka meaning "sin, fault" and iti meaning "little, small."
KIMIORA m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from kimi meaning "search/look for, seek out" and ora meaning "life."
MATAʻIAPO m & f Cook Islands Maori
Means "first-born." It is also used as a hereditary title, specifically for the head of a sub-tribe.
MATAMARU m & f Cook Islands Maori
Means "gentle face," derived from mata meaning "face" and maru meaning "soft, gentle."
MATANGARO f & m Cook Islands Maori
Means "lost face," derived from mata meaning "face" and ngaro meaning "disappear, vanish, lose."
METUA f & m Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian
Means "parent."
MIʻIMETUA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from miʻi meaning "grieve" and Metua.
MOEROA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Means "long sleep," derived from moe meaning "sleep" and roa meaning "long."
NGĀMETUA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from the archaic plural article ngā and Metua.
NGĀTAMAʻINE f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from the archaic plural article ngā and tamaʻine meaning "girl, daughter, young woman."
NGĀTOKORUA m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from the archaic plural article ngā and tokorua meaning "partner, companion."
NOʻOROA m & f Cook Islands Maori
Means "long stay," derived from noʻo meaning "stay" and roa meaning "long."
PURETU f Cook Islands Maori
Means "lovely, beautiful."
RANGINUI m Polynesian Mythology, Maori, Cook Islands Maori
Derived from Rangi and nui meaning "large, big, vast, great." This is another name for the Maori god of the sky.
TAMARUA m Cook Islands Maori
Means "second child," from tama meaning "child" and rua meaning "two."
TEREAPIʻI f & m Cook Islands Maori
Means "journey to learn," derived from tere meaning "trip, voyage, journey" and apiʻi meaning "learn, study."
TEREMOANA f & m Cook Islands Maori
Derived from tere meaning "trip, voyage, journey" and moana meaning "ocean."
UPOKOʻINA m & f Cook Islands Maori
Derived from upoko meaning "head" and ʻina meaning "grey hair(ed)"