Name: Maui

Origin and Meaning of the Name Maui

  • Meaning:
    God of fire
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Magic
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MOW ee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Maui)
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Miscellaneous Info for Maui

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  • Used in:
    Hawaiian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Maui is an extremely important character in Maori mythology. Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand, slowed the sun to give people daytime, found fire from the underworld and lost immortality, meaning all humans would die. Maui is also found in Tahitian, Tongan, Hawaiian and Samoan mythology in various forms.

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