Huggies' Māori baby names

Publish Date
Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:20AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

You may remember not too long ago, that a list was released of the top Māori baby names of 2016 and there were some absolute pearlers on that list!

Well, maybe you're expecting your child soon and are looking to tap into your inner Māori? Thanks to Huggies you can! At the website, they've released a list of some "gorgeous" Māori names with the meaning as well for both boys and girls and it's amazing!

Some gorgeous girl names and their possible meanings

Ahorangi – means “enlightened” in Maori
Airini – “peace”
Aihe – “dolphin”
Anahera – “angel”
Ahurewa – “sacred place”
Arataki – “to lead”
Areta – “noble”
Aroha – “love” 
Amiria – “hard worker” & the Maori version of Amelia
Arorangi – “to heaven”
Atarangi – “morning sky”
Haeata – “dawn”
Hahana – “radiant light”
Hauku – “dew”
Hokaka – “desired”
Hine – “girl”
Marika – “quiet, careful”
Mahuika – the Maori Goddess of Fire!
Marama – “moon”
Ngaio – “clever”
Ngaire – silver fern
Pania – a beautiful sea maiden in a Maori myth
Whina – “helper”

Some great boy names

Arapeta – “noble, famous”
Arana – “rock”
Amiri – “from the east wind”
Hare – “manly”
Hahona – “healer”
Hemi – a Maori version of James
Hehu – “rescued by God”
Henare – “rules the home”
Irirangi – “spirit voice”
Maaka – the Maori version of Mark 
Marama – “moonlight”
Matiu – “gift from God”
Tipene – the Maori version of Steven
Pita – this Maori version of Peter also embodies the qualities of stone or rock
Rawiri – “beloved”
Ropata – “bright fame”
Rua – “lake”
Ruru – morepork, NZ’s native owl
Rongo – God of Peace
Tane Mahuta – God of the forest
Tangaroa – God of the sea, rivers and lakes


Have to admit, when it comes to babies, Huggies know a thing or two in that department.

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