Other Origin(s):Polynesian
Meaning:From Ngaere, New Zealand; Swamp; Wetlands; Trembling bog; Rolling sea; Necklace shell
Ngaire is a feminine name of Maori origin. With roots deep in the indigenous Polynesian culture of New Zealand, this name may refer to the village of Ngaere in New Zealand. Some possible translations include "wetlands, "trembling bog," "rolling sea," and "necklace shell," connecting your little one to the water in many ways. Ngaire may or may not also translate to “flax flower”. The flax flower has a deep significance to the Maori people, having been used to weave everything from clothing to floats and rafts. This should remind baby that their place in the world is essential and important, just like the cycle of nature.
  • Behind the Name, Ngaire, April 2019
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