Meaning: Defender of Man Origin: Greek Samoan Patient, Quick, Mighty The Ocean Dweller The Greek and Samoan name Aleki is a contraction of names such as Alexander or alexandra, and it means ‘Defender of Man’. Aleki is a spirited and fresh variation on Alexis or Alec. It reminds me of names like Andra, Makani, Cilix, […]
Meaning: Rock Prince, King, Ruler Beautiful White Jasmine Origin: Maori Arabic Japanese Natural, Artistic, Leader The Dancer Amiri (pronounced as ah-MEER-ee) is a name of many supposed heritages. Firstly from the Cook Islands, meaning ‘Rock’. Secondly being Arabic (also with possible Hebrew and Persian roots) meaning ‘Ruler’, ‘King’ or ‘Prince’. Thirdly thought to be Japanese, […]
Meaning: Open Far Away Origin: Tahitian Clear, Fair, Cool The Breeze Atea (pronounced ah-TEE-ah) is a god in Māori mythology, whom with the help of Tane (god of beauty) created the famous Tiare flower. Atea is so unique and has a great vibe, it would fit in well with other mod names like Greer, Ramiro […]
Meaning: Good is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: Fijian Tongan Clever, Proud, Performer The Flame The Oceanic name Elenoa is cultured and strong, but so sweet sounding as well. It derives from Eleanor and means ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. Chernoa, Koa, Elta, Oliana, Halitreia and Ottilie are reminiscent […]
Meaning: Hunter Pledged to God Origin: Vainakh Hawaiian Hardy, Calm, Nature Inspired The Fire The Vainakh name Elta comes from an ancient deity – the Vainakh god of the hunt – and means ‘Hunter’. It is also thought to be a Hawaiian variation of the name Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Elta is so on […]
Meaning: Rival Origin: Maori Competitor, Resourceful, Equal The Cat Emere (pronounced as eh-MEH-reh) is the Maori variation of the English name Emily, meaning ‘rival’. Emere mingles well with names such as Mira, Emil, Kelera, Emmera and Laoghaire (Leery).
Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]
Meaning: Illustrious One Origin: Fijian Transparent, Bright, Bashful The Bat Kelera is a Fijian name, pronounced kel-AIR-ah. Reminiscent of French name Allaira, and Greek Hera, Kelera is fresh and raw with a lively feeling. Nicknames such as Keli can be sweet, but I find it loveliest in its full form.
Meaning: Warrior Koa Tree Origin: Hawaiian Courageous, Astute, Razor-Sharp The Hammerhead Koa is a type of flowering tree which grows in the Hawaiian Islands, but it also a super strong and artful name, meaning ‘Warrior’. Koa is a great alternative to the more popular Noah or Chloe. It also reminds me of fashionable, cultured gems […]
Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]
Meaning: Wind Origin: Hawaiian Graceful, Needed, Passionate The Scientist The Hawaiian name Makani is stunning and powerful. It means ‘Wind’. Makani blends nicely with names Ciara, Navarra, Katalini and Marrakai. Inspired by reality TV star Makani Nalu (born as Natalie Paul), who competed in Stranded With A Million Dollars and Naked and Afraid.
Meaning: Thicket Origin: Indigenous Australian Spontaneous, Casual, Attentive The Echidna Mallee (pronounced as m-ALLEY) is an Indigenous Australian word name that means ‘Thicket’ or ‘Scrubby Area’. It is the name of a rural region in the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia, within which a multi-stemmed Eucalyptus tree grows – the Mallee tree. Mallee […]
Meaning: Bitter River Origin: Indigenous Australian Athletic, Elegant, Dimpled The Guineafowl Marrakai is an Indigenous Australian name, which is also the name of a place in the Northern Territory of Australia. It was created by amalgamating the colloquial form of Mary – ‘Marra’, and ‘Kie’ the Indigenous Australian word for river. The name Marrakai is […]
Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Maori Independent, Curious, Kind The Mother Nikora is a Maori variation of the original Greek name Nikolaos. I think this name could be a roaring success amongst names such as: Nikita, Cora, Nicolette, Nora and Clara.
Meaning: Oleander Everlasting Love Origin: Hawaiian Flowing, Youthful, Gracious The Dolphin Oliana is a Hawaiian name that derives from the Oleander plant. The Oleander plant is evergreen and symbolizes everlasting love, hence the meaning of this name. Oliana is a beautiful name, nicknames abound with Ollie, Ana and Lia all being top options. It is […]
Meaning: Play Centre of the World Origin: Fijian Spanish Fun, Agile, Dauntless The Defence In Fiji Qito (pronounced KEE-TOE) is a word name which means ‘Play’. It is also a Spanish name variation of Quito, the city which is the capital of Ecuador. It means ‘Centre of the World’. Qito sits well with possible sibling […]
Meaning: God will Increase Origin: Samoan, Hawaiian, Czech Angelic, Pure, Charming The Cherub Sefina is a Samoan and Czech variation of the name Josephine, from English Joseph, meaning ‘God will Increase’. Sefina reminds me of names like Seraphina, Seraiah and Santina. It is so simple, yet winsome and melodic in appeal. I love it.
Meaning: Beauty Origin: Tahitian Beauty, Peace, Bird-Song The Forest Tāne (pronounced TAH-nay) is a Tahitian god, from Māori mythology. He is a son of the Earth Mother – Papa, and Sky Father – Rangi, and some stories say he made Tiki, the first man. He is also helped his brother Atea to create the Tiare […]
Meaning: Flower Origin: Tahitian Tender, Inviting, Solicitous The Mouse Tiare (pronounced TEE-are-AY) is the name of the Tahitian Gardenia, the name derives from root words: Ti Compelling Presence Are Fragrance or Scent Put together, this word means ‘a potent fragrance’ or ‘strong scent’. In Tahitian mythology, the Tiare flower was made by the gods Atea […]