Rangi is a gender-neutral name of Pacific Island origin, meaning “sky” or “heavens.” In the story of creation, the Maori culture speaks of Rangi, or Ranginui, the Sky Father. The tale goes that Rangi fell in love with Papa, or Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother. They held on tight to each other in the darkness, refusing to let go, but were eventually forced to separate in order to become the sky and earth that we see every day. However, Rangi still misses his love, and weeps for her, opening the heavens when it rains. Baby can take great inspiration from this meaningful story of love and perseverance every time you say their name.
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