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.
AMIRIA f Maori
Maori form of Amelia.
ANEWA m Maori
Means "to fall" in Maori.
APIKAIRA f Maori
Maori form of Abigail.
ĀRAMA m Maori
Maori form of Adam.
ARIKI m & f Maori
ATEA m Maori
Atea is a deity in several Polynesian cultures.
ATONI m Maori
Maori form of Anthony.
ATONIO m Maori
Maori form of Anthony.
AWA f Maori
Means "stream" 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.
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.
HAUNUI m Maori, Polynesian, Tahitian
Combination of Tahitian hau meaning "peace, reign" and nui meaning "great".
HĒNARE m Maori
Maori form of Henry.
HĒNI f Maori
Maori form of Jane.
HEREMAIA m Maori
Maori form of Jeremiah.
HEREWINI m Maori
Maori form of Selwyn.
HIMENE f Maori
Means "melody" in Maori.
HIMIONA m Maori
Maori form of Simeon.
HINEKOA f Maori
Means "happy girl" in Maori.
HIRUWHETA m Maori
Maori form of Sylvester.
HOANA f Maori
Maori form of Joan and Joanna.
HOANI m Maori
Maori form of John.
HONE m Maori
Maori form of John.
HŌNORE m & f Maori
New Zealand Maori.... [more]
HORI m Maori
Maori form of George.
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 'Morining'.
ĪHĀIA m Maori
Maori form of Isaiah.
IHAKA m Maori
Maori form of Isaac.
IHIPERA f Maori
Maori form of Isabel and Isabella.
IRIHĀPETI f Maori
Maori form of Elizabeth.
KAPUA f Maori
Means "cloud" in Maori.
KARAITIANA m Maori
Maori form of Christian.
KARAMEA f Maori
Means "red ochre" in Maori. Also a loan word from English, meaning "caramel".
KARARAINA f Maori
Maori form of Caroline.
KOHA f Maori
Means "gift" in Maori.
KOHU m Maori
Means "mist" in Maori.
MA'ATA f Hawaiian, Maori
Variant of Maata.
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.
MAIEA f & m Maori
MĀKA m Maori
Maori form of Mark.
MĀKERE f Maori
Maori form of Margaret.
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.
MATARIKI f Maori
Maori feminine name meaning "small eyes", the name of the Pleiades.
MĀTENE m Maori
Maori form of Martin.
MATIU m Maori (?), Gascon
Maori and Gascon form of Matthew.
MEREANA f Maori
Maori form of Mary Ann.
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.
NGAHERE m Maori
Means "forest" in Maori.
NGAKAU f Maori
Means "heart" in Maori.
NGAWAIATA f Maori
Means "psalms" in Maoritanga.
NUI m Maori
Means "large, abundant, of high rank, important" in Maori.
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.
PARE f Maori
Maori form of Polly.
PEATA f Maori
Of unknown meaning.
PETI f Maori
Maori form of Betty.
PIPI f Maori (Rare)
Maori form of Phoebe.
PIRIHIRA f Maori
Maori form of Priscilla.
PITA m Maori
Maori form of Peter.
PUĀWAI f Maori
Means "flower" in Maori.
RĀHERA f Maori
Maori form of Rachel.
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.
RŌPATA m Maori
Maori form of Walter.
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.
RURU m Maori
Means "owl" in Maori.
RUTU f Maori (Rare)
Variant of Ruta.
TAENGA f Maori
Means "arrival" in Maori.
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.
TAMAKI m Maori
Maori name meaning the Auckland area of New Zealand.
TARIU m Maori
Maori form of Thaddeus.
TEMUERA m Maori
Transferred use of the surname Temuera.
TEORI m & f Maori
TĒPENE m Maori
Maori form of Stephen.
TIAHO f Maori
Means "shining" or "shine" in Maori.
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.
WAITARA f Maori
Derived from the Maori waitara, possibly meaning "mountain stream" or "pure water".
WĀTA m Maori
Maori form of Walter.
WIKITŌRIA f Maori
Maori form of Victoria.