Other Origin(s):Pacific Islander
Meaning:River; Younger sibling
Teina is a girl’s name of English origin, taken from the Old English term tīn, meaning “river,” that might inspire us all to magnify the many meanderings of life. While the name Teina may have ties to British history, parents can also take pride in its Maori parentage. The word teina, according to Maori meaning, is an expression for a “younger sibling.” It’s also a word used in tuakana-teina, a concept in Maori culture that refers to a relationship where an older person—the tuakana—_passes knowledge and know-how onto their _teina or younger peer. Celebrate all that your little one has yet to learn with "T"-sounding Teina.
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