Origin:Pacific Islander
Meaning:Trickster god
Maui is a boy’s name of Hawaiian and Maori origin. This name belongs to a trickster god in Polynesian mythology, and was also given to one of the Hawaiian islands. The 2016 Disney film Moana brought the name Maui into popular culture with Dwayne Johnson’s playful portrayal of the god. However, this ancient name has been in use for thousands of years.
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