Maori Submitted Names

Maori names are used by the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ahora f & m Maori
Means "beautiful spirit" (?)
Ahu m Maori
Means "to tend, to foster, to bring up" in Maori.
Aka f Maori
Means "vine" in Maori.
Ākenehi f Maori
Maori form of Agnes.
Ākuhata m & f Maori
Maori form of August, Augustus or Augusta.
Amaia f Maori (Modern)
Means "lunar halo" in Māori.
Amiria f Maori
Maori form of Amelia.
Amohia m Maori
Means "carry on the shoulder" or "rush, charge" in Maori.
Anewa m Maori
Means "to fall" in Maori.
Aotea f Maori
Means "white cloud" in Māori. Aotearoa is the Māori name of New Zealand
Apikaira f Maori
Maori form of Abigail.
Arahia f Maori
Pathfinder, feminine word for chief, leader, one who leads the way
Ārama m Maori
Maori form of Adam.
Arapeta m Maori
Maori form of Albert.
Ari m & f Maori, Tahitian, Cook Islands Maori
Means "visible" and "the eleventh night of the lunar month" in Māori. Short form of Ariki and Ari'i meaning "chief" in Māori and Tahitian.
Aria f Maori
Āria means "tidal pool" in Māori. Ariā means "idea, concept" in Māori.
Arihi f Maori
Means 'of noble sort'
Arihia f Maori
Maori form of Alicia.
Ariki m & f Maori
Atarangi f Maori, Cook Islands Maori
From ata meaning "morning" and rangi meaning "sky" in Maori.
Atoni m Maori
Maori form of Anthony.
Atonio m Maori
Maori form of Anthony.
Awa f Maori
Means "stream" in Maori.
Awhi f Maori
Means "hug" in Maori. Short for Āwhina.
Ēkara f & m Maori
Means "eagle" in Maori.
Emere f Maori
Maori form of Emily.
Eruera m Maori
Maori form of Edward.
Etana m Maori
Maori form of Ethan.
Etera m Maori
Maori form of Ezra.
Ewa f Hawaiian, Maori
Hawaiian and Māori form of Eva.
Haere m Maori
Personification of the rainbow in Māori myth.
Haimona m Maori
Maori form of Simon.
Hakaraia m Maori
Maori form of Zechariah.
Hakopa m Maori
Maori form of Jacob.
Hāmiora m Maori
Maori form of Samuel.
Hāmuera m Maori
Maori form of Samuel.
Hārata f Maori
Maori form of Charlotte.
Hareruia m & f Maori
Maori form of Hallelujah.
Hāriata f Maori
Maori form of Harriet.
Haumiatiketike f & m Maori
Long form of Haumia. The god of wild food in Māori myth.
Hawaiki m & f Maori
Means "sacred homeland" in Māori.
Hēnare m Maori
Maori form of Henry.
Hēni f Maori
Maori form of Jane.
Heremaia m Maori
Maori form of Jeremiah.
Herena f Maori
Maori form of Helen.
Herewini m Maori
Maori form of Selwyn.
Hika m Maori
Means "friend" in Maori.
Himene f Maori
Means "melody" in Maori.
Hīmi m Maori
Maori form of James or Jim.
Himiona m Maori
Maori form of Simeon.
Hinauri f Maori
Means "dark grey" in Maori.
Hinekoa f Maori
Means "happy girl" in Maori.
Hinemoa f Maori
From the Maori hine meaning "girl, daughter" and moa, the Maori name of an extinct species of bird.
Hinerangi f Maori
Means "sky/heaven girl" in Maori.
Hira f Maori
Means "great, important" or "abundant" in Maori.
Hiruwheta m Maori
Maori form of Sylvester.
Hiwa f Maori
Short for Hiwa-i-te-rangi, one of the stars in Te Kāhui o Matariki. Hiwa means "active" in Māori.
Hoana f Maori
Maori form of Joan and Joanna.
Hoani m Maori
Maori form of John.
Hohua m Maori (Rare)
Maori Form of the name Joshua
Hone m Maori
Maori form of John.
Hōnore m & f Maori
New Zealand Maori.... [more]
Honu m Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian
Means "turtle" in Hawaiian, Tahitian and Maori.
Hori m Maori
Maori form of George.
Huinga f Maori
Means "gathering" in Māori.
Hukupapa f & m Maori (Rare)
Means "frost" in Maori.
Huriata f & m Maori
Maori name meaning "Turn Morning" "Dawn" Or "Daylight". Huri means to 'turn' or 'change' and Ata means 'Morning'.
Īhāia m Maori
Maori form of Isaiah.
Ihaka m Maori
Maori form of Isaac.
Ihipera f Maori
Maori form of Isabel and Isabella.
Irāia m Maori (Anglicized, Modern)
Transliteration of Elijah.
Irihāpeti f Maori
Maori form of Elizabeth.
Kaea m & f Maori
Means "leader of dance/song" in Māori.
Kaewa f Maori
Means "wanderer, traveller" in Maori.
Kāhui f & m Maori (Rare)
Variant of Te Kāhui meaning "constellation" in Māori.
Kahukura m & f Maori
Means "red ocre cape" Māori. Personification of the rainbow in Māori myth along with Haere and Ōuenuku.
Kahutia m & f Maori
Short for Kahutia-te-rangi, the birth name of Paikea.
Kaihau m & f Maori
Variant of Te Kaihau meaning "cloud eater" in Māori.
Kairangi m & f Maori
Means "exalted" in Maori.
Kapo m Maori
Means "light flash" in Māori.
Kapua f Maori
Means "cloud" in Maori.
Kara f Maori
Variant of Kare meaning "friend" in Maori.
Karaitiana m Maori
Maori form of Christian.
Karakia f Maori
Means "prayer" in Māori.
Karamea f Maori
Means "red ochre" in Maori. Also a loan word from English, meaning "caramel".
Kararaina f Maori
Maori form of Caroline.
Kārearea f & m Maori
Means "falcon" in Maori.
Kereama m Maori
Maori form of Graham.
Kerehi f Maori
Maori form of Grace.
Koanga m & f Maori
Means "joyful" in Māori.
Koha f Maori
Means "gift" in Maori.
Kohu m Maori
Means "mist" in Maori.
Kora f Maori (Modern)
Means "fuel, fire" in Maori.
Kura f Maori
Means "red, glow" in Māori.
Ma'ata f Hawaiian, Maori
Variant of Maata.
Maehe f Maori
Derived from Maori Māehe "(the month of) March".
Mahana f & m Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "warmth, heat" in Māori and Hawaiian, and "sun" in Tahitian.
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... [more]
Māia m & f Maori (Modern)
Means "capable, brave" in Māori. Variant of Te Maia; also Māia.
Maiea f & m Maori
Mairangi f Maori
Etymology uncertain, possibly from the Maori mai meaning "for ages, for a long time" and rangi meaning "day" or "sky, heaven".
Māka m Maori
Maori form of Mark.
Mākere f Maori
Maori form of Margaret.
Maki f Maori
Maori form of Margaret.
Makuku f Maori
Means "pleasantness, friendliness" in Maori.
Manaaki m Maori
Means "care" in Māori.
Manawa m Maori, Hawaiian
Means "to feel, feelings" in Māori and Hawaiian.
Manu m & f Maori, Hawaiian (Rare, Archaic)
Hawaiian unisex name meaning "bird", from the word manu. Popular for singers.... [more]
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]
Maraea f Maori
Maori form of Maria.
Marewa f Maori
Means "to rise" in Māori.
Matariki f Maori
Maori feminine name meaning "small eyes", the name of the Pleiades.
Mātene m Maori
Maori form of Martin.
Materita f Maori
Maori form of Margaret.
Matewa f & m Maori
From mate meaning "want, to be overcome" and wā meaning "duration" in Māori. Also transliteration of personal name Mathers.... [more]
Matuku m & f Maori
Means "white heron" in Māori. Also Kōtuku.
Mereana f Maori
Maori form of Mary Ann.
Mihi f Maori
Means "thanks" in Maori.
Miriama f Maori, Fijian (Rare)
Maori and Fijian form of Mary.
Mohi m Maori
Maori form of Moses.
Neihana m Maori
Maori form of Nathan.
Neihanna m Maori
Variant of Neihana
Ngahere m Maori
Means "forest" in Maori.
Ngakau f Maori
Means "heart" in Maori.
Ngārori f & m Maori
Means "the roads" in Māori.
Ngawaiata f Maori
Means "psalms" in Maoritanga.
Nikau m & f Maori
Variant of Nīkau.
Nui m Maori
Means "large, abundant, of high rank, important" in Maori.
Nuku m Maori, Cook Islands Maori
Means "The Earth" in Maori.
Ōuenuku m Maori
Personification of the rainbow in Māori myth. Also Uenuku.
Paikea m & f Maori, Mythology, Popular Culture, Literature
In Maori legend, Paikea is the name assumed by Kahutia-te-rangi because he was assisted by humpback whales (paikea) to survive an attempt on his life by his half-brother Ruatapu... [more]
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.
Pararaki m Maori
Means "northern ground" in Maori.
Pare f Maori
Maori form of Polly.
Peata f Maori
Maori form of Beata.
Peti f Maori
Maori form of Betty.
Piki m & f Maori, Hawaiian
Means "fast, ascend" in Maori and "peach" in Hawaiian.
Pipi f Maori (Rare)
Maori form of Phoebe.
Pirihira f Maori
Maori form of Priscilla.
Pita m Maori
Maori form of Peter.
Pōmare m & f Maori, Tahitian
Form of Pomare.
Puāwai f Maori
Means "flower" in Maori.
Putiputi f Maori
Means "flower" in Maori.
Rāhera f Maori
Maori form of Rachel.
Raiona m & f Maori
Means "lion" in Maori.
Rangiātea f & m Maori
Means "heaven of the gods" in Maori. A place in Hawaiki, the ancestral land.
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.
Rāniera m Maori
Maori form of Daniel.
Rawiri m Maori
Maori form of David.
Renātā m Maori
Maori form of Leonard.
Rewi m Maori
Maori form of Louis, Dave and Levi.
Ripeka f Maori
Maori form of Rebecca. It coincides with a Maori verb meaning "to crucify".
Riria f Maori
Maori form of Lily.
Riripeti f Maori
Maori form of Lilibeth.
Riu m Maori
Means "core, basin" in Māori.
Rohe m & f Maori
Means "land" in Māori.
Rongomaiwhenua f Maori
It means "the land hears the news" in Maori.
Rōpata m Maori
Maori form of Walter.
Rua f & m Maori (Modern)
Means "two" and "abyss, pit" in Māori.
Rūaimoko m Maori
God of earthquakes in Māori myth. Also Ruaumoko.
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
Ruihi f & m Maori
Maori form of Lucy, Louise and Louis.
Rupe f Maori
From the Maori personification of the New Zealand pigeon or kererū.
Ruru m Maori
Means "owl" in Maori.
Rutu f Maori (Rare)
Variant of Ruta.
Taenga f Maori
Means "arrival" in Maori.
Tai m Maori
Means "tide" in Māori.
Taia f Maori
Means "to paint, to tattoo" in Māori.
Taika m Maori
Means "tiger" in Maori.... [more]
Taine m Maori
Variant of Tane.
Taini f Maori (Rare)
This is the name of Taini Morrison who was a Maori arts performer in New Zealand.
Tainui m Maori
Historic canoe from Hawaiki.
Taitoko m Maori
Means "spring tide, tidal wave" in Māori.
Takina m & f Popular Culture, Maori
Means ‘required’ in Maori. Also the name of a feral character appearing in the Canadian Mockbuster film the Jungle Boy.
Tamaki m Maori
Maori name meaning the Auckland area of New Zealand.
Tamatea m Maori
Means "moon on the eighth night of the lunar month" in Maori.
Taniera m & f Maori
Maori form of Daniel or Daniela.
Tapu f Maori
Means "sacred" and "forbidden" in Māori.
Tara f & m Maori
Means "peak, point" in Māori. Also Māori for "sternidae".
Tariu m Maori
Maori form of Thaddeus.
Tāwera f Maori
Means "Venus" in Maori.
Teao m & f Maori
Means "the world, the day" in Māori.
Tearoha f & m Maori
Means "the love" in Maori (te, "the" and aroha, "love"). A variant of Aroha. May also be spelled Te Aroha.
Teira m & f Maori
Maori form of Taylor.
Tekaha m & f Maori
Means "the strength, a ritual chant to give strength" in Māori.
Tekāhu m & f Maori
From Te Kāhu, meaning 'the harrier hawk" in Māori. Transliteration of "hawk".
Tekoha m Maori
"The Gift; Gifted"
Temuera m Maori
Transferred use of the surname Temuera.
Teori m & f Maori
Tēpene m Maori
Maori form of Stephen.
Tewakepare f Maori
Unknown
Tiaho f Maori
Means "shining" or "shine" in Maori.
Tiaki m Maori
Maori form of Jack, coinciding with the Maori word meaning "guard, keep">
Tikanga m & f Maori
Means "important customs" in Māori.
Tino m Maori, Cook Islands Maori
Means "important" in Maori.
Tio m Maori
Means "freezing cold" in Māori. Also Māori form of Joe
Tīwata f Maori
Means "pale" in Maori.
Toa m Maori
Means "warrior" in Maori.
Toroa f & m Maori
Derived from Maori toroa "albatross", ultimately from Maori toro "to stretch; to extend".
Tuari m & f Maori
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]
Waata m Maori
Variant of Wāta.
Waiata f & m Maori
Means "song" in Maori. Combined with Aroha it means "song of love, love song" Waiata-aroha.
Waitara f Maori
Derived from the Maori waitara, possibly meaning "mountain stream" or "pure water".
Wāta m Maori
Maori form of Walter.
Watorea f & m Indigenous Australian, Maori
Derived from Maori wātō rea meaning "sunset". This name was used for a tropical cyclone in 1976 near Australia.
Wikitōria f Maori
Maori form of Victoria.
Winika f Maori
Winika means “Christmas orchids”. Beautiful for a Christmas baby.