Meaning:ocean, sea, wide expanse of water
This beautiful gender-neutral name is a favorite in many Polynesian places like Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. It has a gentle mellifluous sound that’s pronounced “moh-AH-nah” and means “ocean, sea, wide expanse of water” in most Polynesian languages. In 2016, the Disney movie “Moana” introduced many US parents to this exotic name, which they happily gave to their own little princesses.

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