Moana

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English[edit]

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From Hawaiian Moana (sea, ocean), Maori moana, and other Polynesian languages.

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Moana (countable and uncountable, plural Moanas)

  1. A unisex given name from Polynesian
    1. (US) A unisex given name from Hawaiian
  2. A coastal suburb of Nelson, New Zealand. [1]
  3. A small town on the West Coast, New Zealand, on the shore of Lake Brunner (known as Moana in Maori). [2]

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moana (ocean).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈa.na/, [moˈwɐ.nə]

Proper noun[edit]

Moana

  1. a female given name from Hawaiian
  2. a male given name from Hawaiian

Usage notes[edit]

  • A male and female name in ancient genealogies. Today is it mostly used for women.

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