Maori baby names are sweet sounding traditional names and this is a good choice if you want to honor your Maori heritage or you want to identify with them because of their rich cultural heritage.
In case you are wondering who the Maori people are, they are the indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand.
They were settlers from East Polynesia who arrived in New Zealand with several canoes between 1320 and 1350.
Below are beautiful Maori names you can give your kids.
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Male Maori Baby Names
This cute male name has two meanings. It means “bear”, and it also means “stone”.
This male name translates to “fire” and it makes a perfect choice for male babies born in summer.
A Maori name that means “sustaining, enhancing”.
This name here means “supreme”.
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This male name means “to gather”.
This baby name means “the east wind”.
A male name that means “to fall”.
This name means “breath”.
This name means “father of a mighty nation”.
It means “noble and famous”. It also means “a famous man”.
This masculine name means “the leader, or a man with leadership qualities”.
This short and cute name means “visible and clear”.
It has many meanings, it means “expressive and versatile”. It also means “a person’s soul”.
This is the Maori form of Edward and it means “rich and happy guardian”.
This name means “aid or help”.
This cute name translates to “healer”.
This male name means “listening”.
This name means “free man”.
This name means “wind”.
Means “God rescues”.
This name means “fairy spirit”.
This name means “estate ruler or home ruler”.
Means “he will enlarge”.
Translates to “famous chief”.
Means “hidden darkness”.
Means “sun rays or sun”.
This name means “descendant or to descend”.
This means “the Lord judges”.
This name means “God is gracious and merciful”.
This name means “unmarried and chaste”.
This male name means “God is my salvation”.
Means “he will laugh”.
Means “God rescues”.
Means “the long path of a fish”.
Means “cirrus cloud”.
Means “God is perfect”.
This name means “tree or deer”.
This is the Maori variant of Christopher and it translates to “bearer of Christ”.
This name means “a South island chief”.
This is the Maori version of Mark.
It means “a chief in Maori culture”.
Wow, I love the meaning of this name. It means “God of the forest”.
This cute name means “sustain, to conserve, to cherish”.
This is the Maori form of Michael.
This is the name of a palm tree found in New Zealand.
This cute name means “the sky”.
This cute name means “beloved”. It also means “one who is loved by everyone”.
This traditional name means “lake”.
This masculine name translates to “man”.
This name means “god of the sea, lakes, and rivers”.
This is the Maori form of William.
Female Maori Baby Names
This cute name translates to “bird snare”.
This name means “enlightened”.
Means “a sacred place”.
This name means “dolphin”.
This short and cute name translates to “peace”.
It means “peace, or a woman of peaceful nature”.
This short and cute name means “affectionate”.
Means “pure, chaste”, what a cool name.
Means “to enthuse”.
This name means “not intoxicated”.
Means “industrious, hard worker”. It is the Maori version of Amelia.
This female name means “angel”.
In Maori dialect, this is their own form of the name “Anne”.
This name means “dawn”.
This is the Maori form of April. What a cute name to give your princess if she was born in April. It is the rare version of the name April.
Means “open spaces”.
Means “spring”, what a cute name for parents who are nature lovers.
This name means “pathway to the ocean”.
This is the Maori word for “Easter”.
This cute name means “love”.
This cute name means “a woman of noble kind”.
Means “one who is noble and kind”.
Means “cloak made of Kiwi feathers”.
This cute name means “colorful”. This is a way to tell your girl that she is beautiful.
A feminine name that translates to “great desire or greatly desired”. Cool right?
This name means “to heaven”.
This name means “image”.
A cute name meaning “beautiful”. It also means “beautiful girl”.
Means “morning sky”. What a cool and ethereal name.
A female name that translates to “supporter, helper”.
This cute name is the Maori word for “ivy”.
This cute name means “embraced by the spirit world”.
This is the Maori form of Emily, and if you love the name Emily, you can use this version to make you daughter stand out among her namesakes.
Emere means “rival” in Maori.
This name means “an offering to the god”.
This is the Maori form of Elizabeth. Wonderful right?
This name means “dawn” in Maori tongue.
This name means “light beam”.
This cute name means “radiant light”. It also means “shine, radiance, or brilliance”.
A feminine name that means “healer”.
This traditional name translates to “dew, as fresh as dew”.
This male name translates to “guardian of the fern root”.
This cute name here is the Maori form of Jane. Jane means “Jehovah has been gracious”.
This is the Maori word for “girl”.
This name means “water maiden”. It is a popular figure in Maori mythology.
This name means “God is gracious and merciful”.
Means “a desirable woman”.
Means “water fall”. What a cute name.
This cute name here is the Maori form of Susan.
This name means “lily or lotus”.
This name means “my God is a vow”.
It means “a body of water”.
This short name means “eve or yew”.
This is the name of a Pine tree found in New Zealand.
This name means “manuka or red pine tree”.
It means “cloak or Harrier hawk”.
This is the name of a cloak particular to a certain tribe of New Zealand.
This beautiful name means “rainbow”.
This name means “dust or garment of darkness”.
This name means “the rope of the blind snares”.
This sweet name means “the sea”.
This is the Maori form of Catherine.
This name means “the one who is pure”.
This short and beautiful name translates to “tree or deer”.
Means “tree bark”.
A feminine name that means “companion”.
This name translates to “guardian of the heaven, land and sea”.
This traditional name is the Maori goddess of fire.
This cute name has beautiful meanings. It means “one who has unconditional love like a mother”. It also means “mother”.
This is the Maori form of Margaret.
This cute name means “moon”. It also means “light of the world”.
This is the Maori form of Mary. Cute right?
This cute name means “the image or mirror image on the water”.
This name means “silver fern”.
This name translates to “the most praised person”.
A cute female name that translates to “a beautiful sea maiden” in Maori mythology.
This cute feminine name means “a treasured gift”.
This cute name is the Maori form of Lucy.
This name here means “beloved child”. A cute name that will always remind your child how much you love her.
This cute feminine name means “a daughter or an aunt born to royalty”.
This name means “one who is loved and adored by all”.
A traditional Maori name that means “parson bird, a honeyeater bird”.
This name means “warrior woman”.
This cute name means “helper”. It also means “a helpful and kind girl”.
This is the Maori version of Victoria.
Gender-Neutral Maori Baby Names
This name is originally a title for the “chief of a village or tribe”.
This name translates to “a person who is kind and caring”.
This traditional name translates to “spirit voice”.
Translates to “the God wrestler”.
Means “tribe, nation, or realm”.
Translates to “a leader”. It also means “a man or a woman with leadership qualities”.
This popular female name is of Maori origin meaning “deep sea or ocean”. That was the name of the famous princess in the Disney film Moana. This is actually a gender-neutral name but after the movie Moana, it was seen as a female name.
This cute name means “guardian of the heaven”.
These beautiful names offer you unique name options for your child and also help to promote the Maori culture.
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