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about te reo

  • te reo is one of the official languages of new zealand
  • ncea = national certificate in educational achievement (new zealand)
  • nzqa = new zealand qualification authority
  • level 1 = year 10 (circa 15 yr old learners)
  • level 2 = year 11 (circa 16 yr old learners)
  • level 3 = year 11 (circa 17 yr old learners)
  • for details on te reo maori ncea achievement standards [goto nzqa.govt.nz]


te reo first names (320 names)

id_no te reo english set_no
1 ahera maori form of asher m
2 ahia one of the crew of aea ka huru manu m
3 ahuru a common chief's name m
4 aika a ngai tahu chief m
5 aioriri a priest of olden time m
6 airini irene f
7 aitua god of misfortune m
8 aitupawa one of the minor gods m
9 aka creeper, vine, weed f
10 akahata supreme is tino nui weed which is used as a leash m
11 aketu a ngati kahungunu chief m
12 akona to teach f
13 aku a daughter of hongi f
14 amako one of the defenders of te namu m
15 amiri the east wind m
16 amiria industrious; maori form of amelia f
17 amonga a chief of ati awa a descendant of toroa m
18 anahera angel f
19 anaru maori form of andrew m
20 anewa to fall m
21 ani maori form of anne or ane f
22 aperira the maori form of april f
23 aputa open spaces f
24 arama maori form of adam m
25 areta maori form of alice f
26 ariki principal chief; first-born of a family of note; priest-chief m
27 ariti f
28 aroha love f
29 arona colourful f
30 aronui inclination f
31 atama maori form of adam m
32 atamarie sun rising f
33 atua god; ancestral spirit m
34 ekara eagle m
35 emere maori form of emily f
36 erena f
37 eriatara a kaipara chief m
38 erihapeti maori form of elizabeth f
39 eru a ngati manawa chief killed by tuhoe in 1866 m
40 eruera maori form of edward happy guardian m
41 eti eldest son of te popoki of wairarapa m
42 haeata name of a taniwha a mythological being m
43 haena a ngati mutunga chief at the chathams m
44 haere a god of the rainbow m
45 hahakaha an ngapuhi chief m
46 hahana a ngati toa chief m
47 hahona maori form of jason m
48 hainga a chief of ngati tama m
49 hakeke a chief of ngati apa m
50 haki ngai tahu woman eaten by ngati mamoe f
51 hakia a chief of upper whanganui m
52 hakina a sister of rehua mamaru genealogy f
53 hakopa a tuhoe man who fought against the british at orakau m
54 hamene a slave taken by tuwharetoa at kohi kete m
55 hanara maori form of arnold m
56 hani a chief of tuhoe; a stone near maketu; a god m
57 hanu a waikato chief killed by ngati tama m
58 haoka a ngati mamoe chief m
59 haora a hauraki chief m
60 hara maori form of zara f
61 haraki a priest of tuhoe m
62 harata a chief of mokoia at tamaki m
63 hare maori form of charles manly, full grown m
64 haripu a ngati ira chief m
65 haru a south island chief m
66 hatario a chief of wai ngongoro m
67 hatea a ngati apa chief m
68 hatiwira chief of a district near east cape m
69 hatoa a chief of ngati apa m
70 heeni maori form of jane f
71 hemi maori form of james the supplanter m
72 heriko maori form of jericho m
73 hine girl; daughter f
74 hine hukatere a legend of a maiden with fingers as cold as ice f
75 hinemarino pacifying f
76 hinenuitepo goddess of death f
77 hinimona maori goddess f
78 hirini maori form of sydney m
79 hohepa maori form of joseph m
80 hori maori form of george m
81 huatare the name of a famous chief m
82 huhana maori form of susan f
83 iaka maori form of york m
84 ingoa a ngati toa chief m
85 io supreme being of the maori, master of all the other gods m
86 irihapeti a form of elizabeth, meaning consecrated to god f
87 kae the man who killed tinirau's pet whale m
88 kaewa a wife of te hakehe of ngati apa f
89 kahawai an arawa chief m
90 kahi maori form of guy a chief of whakatohea m
91 kahori a south island chief m
92 kahotu a ngai te rangi chief m
93 kahu harrier hawk m
94 kauri a chief of ngati awa m
95 kawhea a ngati kurapoto chief m
96 kea mountain parrot m
97 keka a whanganui chief m
98 keke a ngati apakura woman f
99 kekeriwai one of the minor gods m
100 kiki a famous wizard m
101 kikokiko a chief of ngati whatua m
102 kinaki a ngati whatua chief m
103 kingi maori form of king m
104 kiri tree bark m
105 kiroa a chief of manga kahia m
106 kiwi a chief of wai o hua m
107 kooti the noted hauhau leader m
108 kopeke a ngati kurapoto chief m
109 koraka a south island chief m
110 koria a child of the sun f
111 koro a trial chief in "whale rider" m
112 kotikoti a chief of whakatohea m
113 koua the father of hone heke m
114 kowakura composer of a lullaby m
115 kowha a man killed by a monster called moeahu m
116 kunari mother of pakau wera f
117 kura maori: treasure polynesian: red f
118 kuri a chief of a mokau pa ranga waha kura genealogy m
119 kutu a chief of te namu m
120 lani flower f
121 maaka maori form of mark; the god of war m
122 maata a lady; maori form of martha f
123 mahaka a ngati kahungunu chief m
124 mahoihoi a great magician m
125 mahora flat land m
126 mahuika name of a the goddess of fire in maori mythology f
127 mahunga a ngati raukawa chief a chief of operiki m
128 mahuta a maori king m
129 maikara a ngati manawa woman f
130 maioha a waikato chief a dog that belonged to turihuka m
131 maitai a name for the white man m
132 maka an arawa ancestor a south island chief m
133 makareta maori form of margaret f
134 makoro a daughter of kupe east coast genealogy f
135 makutu magic; to bewitch f
136 mamaku one of the leaders of the attack on whanganui 1847 m
137 manaia guardian of the heaven, land and sea m
138 manewa a wife of awa nui a rangi f
139 manu power m
140 marama moon light of the world a chief of tunu haere f
141 marika quiet and careful f
142 maro a man shot by captain cook m
143 marore te rauparaha's first wife f
144 matewa the dream time of the soul m
145 mere maori form of mary, also a club (weapon) f
146 mikaere maori form of michael m
147 mirama where the river meets the sea m
148 moana wide expanse of water or sea m
149 nahi maori form of nelson m
150 natana maori form of nathan m
151 nga a maori witch f
152 ngaio clever or home the name of a native new zealand tree f
153 ngaire silver fern; flaxen f
154 ngangi the last man killed in tribal fighting in rangitikei m
155 nopera maori form of noble m
156 omaka the place where the stream flows f
157 otaihi a wife of tu-te-rangi-whiu f
158 otikoro a chief of hawaiki m
159 pahu a chief of whatu-i-apiti m
160 paikea tribal chief (also the name of the girl star in "the whale rider") m
161 pakehakeha a god of the sea m
162 pakewa an aupouri chief m
163 pakuku a south island chief m
164 pangari a hokianga chief m
165 pango a chief of ngati-whakaue m
166 pania the name of a beautiful woman in a myth f
167 paora maori form of paul m
168 papahinga a wairarapa chief m
169 paparua a ngati-mamoe chief m
170 patunga a ngati-maniapoto chief m
171 petera maori form of peter m
172 petipeti an ocean god m
173 pianga a daughter of tawhaki f
174 pihi a woman of ngai-te-au f
175 piki a ngati-koura chief m
176 pikinga a wife of rangihaeata f
177 pipi maori form of phoebe f
178 pirika maori form of felix m
179 pita maori form of peter a stone or rock m
180 pitaka the chief of the party which killed pekehaua m
181 poki a chief of ngati-awa m
182 poporo a hauraki chief m
183 porourangi an artist in "the whale rider" m
184 potaka a chief of nga-puke-turua m
185 potatau the first maori king m
186 potiki a ngati-paoa chief m
187 poto short a brother-in-law of hori kingi m
188 potonga a man killed by the monster moeahu m
189 potoru chief of ririno chief of a party that killed kai-wha-ka-ruaki m
190 poutama father of kupe ii a descendant of hoturoa m
191 powha a chief killed at manga kowhai, waikato m
192 powhiro a daughter of kahungunu f
193 puhara a hawke's bay chief m
194 puhata a hauraki chief m
195 pukoro a sister of tupoki of ngati-tama m
196 punga a son of kaitangata m
197 purapurawhetu how the stars in the sky came to be m
198 puta a mythological person a taupo tohunga m
199 putara a chief of ngai-tauira m
200 rameka a chief of ati-awa m
201 rana maori form of dan m
202 ranapiri a ngati-raukawa chief m
203 rangatira chief; person of good breeding m
204 rangi heaven or the sky a boy or girl's name m
205 raru a taranaki chief m
206 rawhiti maori form of david m
207 rawiri maori form of david the beloved, the adored one m
208 rea maori form of leah f
209 rehunga a rangitane chief m
210 reinga a noted glutton of ngati-awa m
211 reka sweet f
212 rekareka one of the girls who captured kae f
213 rera a mokau chief m
214 rere a waterfall f
215 rewha a chief of ngati-maru m
216 rewi maori form of dave m
217 riana maori form of diana f
218 ripaka a chief of ngati-rua m
219 ritoka a south island chief m
220 roake one of the minor gods m
221 roha rose f
222 rohu a daughter of te heuheu f
223 roimata a daughter of mai-tara-nui f
224 rona the woman in the moon f
225 rongo the god of rain and fertility a chief's name widely used m
226 roriki a taranaki chief m
227 rua lake m
228 ruatea a chief of kurahaupo m
229 ruaumoko god of earthquakes/volcanoes m
230 ruhi a star a northern chief a ngati-ira chieftainess m
231 ruihi maori form of lucy f
232 ruki maori form of duke m
233 rukutia a wife of tu-te-koropunga f
234 ruru the owl a descendant of ihenga m
235 rurunga a chief of horehore pa m
236 tahana a chief of ati-awa m
237 tahere a ngai-te-rangi chief a kaikohe chief m
238 tahoke a ngati-maniapoto chief killed at ohura m
239 tahua a son of muriwai of hokianga a ngai-tahu chief m
240 tahuna a ngati-apa chief m
241 tahuri mother of kiwi of wai-o-hua f
242 taiapua a daughter of kupe f
243 taiaroa a south island chief m
244 taiepa one of the minor gods m
245 taiko a daughter of mawete f
246 taimana diamond f
247 taipo devil, goblin m
248 takatakau a south island chief m
249 takerei a mokau chief m
250 takinga a chief killed at nga-puke-turua m
251 takira the mother of kahukura f
252 takoko a son of wairerewha m
253 takurua a ngati-maru chief winter m
254 tama son m
255 tamati maori form of thomas m
256 tana maori form of turner m
257 tane maori god of the forest m
258 tane one of the major gods man creator of forests m
259 tangaroa maori god of the sea m
260 tangaroa god of the sea m
261 taniwha a chief of mercury bay also a mythical monster or demon m
262 taonga most treasured possession or person m
263 taonui a hokianga chief m
264 tapata a moriori chief m
265 tapouka a south island chief m
266 tapuwae a sister of tamaahua f
267 tarake a chief of ngai-te-rangi m
268 tarore a daughter of ngakuku f
269 tatao a chief of rarotonga m
270 tauaki a chief of olden time at maketu m
271 tauakina a sister of tama-i-hara-nui f
272 tauhangi a ngati-whanaunga chief m
273 taukato an ancestor of ruatapu m
274 taumutu a wife of pokopoko of wai-o-hua f
275 taupahi a wife of kukupa of one-mania f
276 tawaka a chief of wai-o-hua m
277 te pura blind; chief's child f
278 te raukura plume of feathers; branch of rainbow; symbol of peace m
279 tiki maori form of dick m
280 timoti maori form of timothy m
281 tipene maori form of stephen m
282 tipi a ngati-toa chief m
283 tipoka a tuhoe chief m
284 tiroa a tuhoe chief m
285 tiwhati a muaupoko chief m
286 tohatu a chief of onepoto m
287 tohunga a priest or very gifted person m
288 towhia a ngati-awa chief m
289 tua father of hapo-taia-roa killed by ngati-awa m
290 tuakoto a ngati-ira chief m
291 tuawhia a waikato chief m
292 tuhuru a chief of arahura m
293 tui parson bird f
294 tukete an ancient navigator a ngati-namoe chief m
295 tuku a fairy chief ngati-toa genealogy tuhoe genealogy m
296 tumakuru a chief of koru pa, taranaki m
297 tumata a mua-upoko chief m
298 tuna an eel god m
299 tungia a taranaki chief m
300 tupai one of the minor gods m
301 tupara a chief of te namu m
302 tupoki a ngati-tama chief m
303 tupuna a waikato chief m
304 turau a hokianga chief m
305 turi the captain of the aotea m
306 turuki a ngai-tahu chief m
307 uenuku god of the rainbow a priest of hawaiki at the time of the heke m
308 waiata song f
309 waraki a god of the sea m
310 wawe f
311 whakahi a chief of ngati-kahupungapunga m
312 whetu writer of the story of kai-whakaruaki a chief of ngati-rongo m
313 whina helper f
314 whiro a god of evil and darkness m
315 wiremu maori form of william desiring protector m
316 witi first name of the author of "the whale rider" m
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