These are the top 20 overseas Māori baby names!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12:04PM
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Living so far away from the hustle and bustle of the world we often forget that Māori people exist outside of New Zealand as well!

The Department of Internal Affairs released a list of the most popular Māori baby names and for the first time included names from overseas as well. Each name was researched carefully by Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori, which is the Māori Language Commision, and 2 lists for boys and girls were made.

The top 20 names are:

Boys:

  1. Kai
  2. Manaia
  3. Ari
  4. Nikau
  5. Tamati
  6. Tane
  7. Ariki
  8. Kauri
  9. Tai
  10. Tama
  11. Hemi
  12. Kaea
  13. Matiu
  14. Rawiri
  15. Mana
  16. Manu
  17. Teina
  18. Wiremu
  19. Anaru
  20. Hawaiki

Girls:

  1. Maia
  2. Ariana
  3. Hei
  4. Manaia
  5. Aroha
  6. Anahera
  7. Hana
  8. Kaea
  9. Noa
  10. Tia
  11. Tiare
  12. Koa
  13. Makaia
  14. Moana
  15. Ahurei
  16. Atawhai
  17. Kahukura
  18. Kai
  19. Kara
  20. Kataraina

You can check out the top Māori baby names of 2016 HERE