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Maori Names Take the Stage

Maori Names Take the Stage | Name News | Scoop.it

Māori names range from cool international favorites like Ari and Maia to rare gems like Aroha and Matui. We round up some of the best Māori baby names and their meanings.


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Aroha

Aroha | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com Origin: MaoriMeaning: "love."Gender: femininePronunciation: AH-roh-Hah The name comes directly from the Maori word for love. It appeared one time in New Zealand's Top 100 Female Names in 1982, ranking in at #97. Another form is Te Aroha which means "the love." Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/arohahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroha
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Popular Baby Names in New Zealand, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in New Zealand, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Amelia and Oliver. Here are New Zealand’s top 10 girl names and top 10…
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First person: Te reo Māori is simple in comparison to English | RNZ News

First person: Te reo Māori is simple in comparison to English | RNZ News | Name News | Scoop.it
RNZ journalist Te Aniwa Hurihanganui was about to catch a plane when a worker saw her name and asked, how on earth did you spell that as a kid? It wasn't the first time.
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More than 800 Māori place names officially recognised

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has made 824 Māori place names official. About 300 of them now officially include macrons, such as Taupō, Whakatāne, Whangārei, and Ōpōtiki.

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Baby name app slammed for claiming Māori name Aroha as Australian

First Aussie tried to steal the pavlova and Crowe. Now it's a tug of love.
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Some top names for Māori newborns shouldn't be on list - cultural advisor | RNZ News

Some top names for Māori newborns shouldn't be on list - cultural advisor | RNZ News | Name News | Scoop.it
What's in a name? That's the question some Māori are pondering, following the release of last year's top baby names.
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Indigenous Alaskan man given name Te Kōhanga Reo as baby returning to Aotearoa

Indigenous Alaskan man given name Te Kōhanga Reo as baby returning to Aotearoa | Name News | Scoop.it
He was named Te Kōhanga Reo when he was three months old by a group of visiting Māori.
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Name Musings: June 2018

Name Musings: June 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Summer is here! And Britain is in the crux of a heatwave and World Cup fever. So, in between enjoying a bit of sunshine, here are some names that have peaked my interest this month. Aroha New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has given birth to a baby gir
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Ooh Theodram! And Kyffin! Gret name discussion as usual.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister has chosen an Irish name for her new baby

New Zealand's Prime Minister has chosen an Irish name for her new baby | Name News | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden and her partner have unveiled their newborn daughter to the world and revealed her name.
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Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford

This morning we learnt the name of Jacinda Adern and Clarke Gayford's beautiful daughter. Neve is an anglicised version of the Irish Gaelic Niamh, meaning bright or radiant, in mythology she is the daughter of the Ocean god and one of the Queens of eternal youth. The anglicised versions are spelt Neave and Nieve. Jacinda…
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Huggies shamed for bad baby names

Huggies shamed for bad baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Maori digital champion Karaitiana Taiuru says he became aware a year ago that a list of Maori baby names on the Huggies website included a number of names that were not Maori, and also names of Maori demigods like Ruaumoko and Tangaroa that are not normally given to pepi.

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Maori baby names

There are loads of good reasons for giving your little one a Maori name. Discover gorgeous girls and great boys Maori baby names. Huggies.co.nz
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Most popular baby names for 2020: Where does your name rank? | Stuff.co.nz

Most popular baby names for 2020: Where does your name rank? | Stuff.co.nz | Name News | Scoop.it
Where does your name rank in the top 100?
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A Māori name is not offensive - racist reactions to them are | Stuff.co.nz

A Māori name is not offensive - racist reactions to them are | Stuff.co.nz | Name News | Scoop.it
Had a stranger really just reacted with disgust at the sound of my child's clearly Māori name? Yes. Not only that; she'd acted almost as if it were a personal insult.
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Celebrity Baby Names

Celebrity Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Celebrity baby names in this week's news includes two very different boy names, and lots of stories about how names shape our identity...and maybe even the way we look!
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Tāmati Coffey and Tim Smith reveal the name of their new baby boy | Stuff.co.nz

Tāmati Coffey and Tim Smith reveal the name of their new baby boy | Stuff.co.nz | Name News | Scoop.it
"Hey Son. We toiled over your name. We've told the tribe, we've done your numbers and we've come up with ten good reasons why your name should be so," he said.

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Welcome, Tūtānekai!

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Name Quotes #71: Floy, Zyler, Tane Mahuta –

Name Quotes #71: Floy, Zyler, Tane Mahuta – | Name News | Scoop.it
Rami Malek, after winning the Oscar for Best Actor in early 2019 [vid]: I grew up in a world where I never thought I was gonna play the lead on Mr. Robot because I never saw anyone in a lead role t…
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Huggies removes offensive list of Māori baby names | RNZ News

Huggies removes offensive list of Māori baby names | RNZ News | Name News | Scoop.it
Multinational nappy company Huggies has removed an online list of Māori baby names with advice for parents after complaints it was racist and offensive.
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NZ's most popular baby names: Did your kid make the cut? | Stuff.co.nz

NZ's most popular baby names: Did your kid make the cut? | Stuff.co.nz | Name News | Scoop.it
Oliver tops the boy's list for the sixth year running, while Charlotte again claims top spot for the girls.
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Maori-Vornamen = Maori baby names

Maori-Vornamen = Maori baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Auf der Suche nach einem ganz besonderen Vornamen lohnt sich ein Ausflug ans andere Ende der Welt.
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Te Aroha locals chuffed with Jacinda Ardern's baby name choice | Stuff.co.nz

Te Aroha locals chuffed with Jacinda Ardern's baby name choice | Stuff.co.nz | Name News | Scoop.it
Te Aroha has a nice ring to it - for a town and a baby say residents of "the town of love".
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Neve Te Aroha: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter | World news | The Guardian

Neve Te Aroha: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter | World news | The Guardian | Name News | Scoop.it
Prime minister says she and partner Clarke Gayford struggled for months to decide on a name
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Jacinda & Clarke’s baby daughters name

Welcome to the world :) So she's here and the question a lot of us are pondering on is what will she be named? Will the happy new parents choose a popular moniker, a family name, a kiwi inspired number or perhaps something a little more unusual and less common like their own?    …
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Anna predicted Neva, only one letter out!

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The Soap Box: Should Jacinda accept Ratana baby name offer?

The Soap Box: Should Jacinda accept Ratana baby name offer? | Name News | Scoop.it
Think about it, supermum Jacinda Ardern has been given the opportunity of scoring a bit of diplomatic detente with the American blonde bomb blast Donald Tr
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