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What does Moana mean?

Moana Pronunciation of Moana as a girls' name is pronounced mo-AH-nuh, MWA-nuh. It is of Maori and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Moana is "ocean, deep sea". Mythology: name of a Polynesian sea god. In Samoan, lanu moana means "blue colored". Name of a princess in a Disney film of the same name.


ASSOCIATED WITH deep (black), mythology, blue, princess


(female) Moada, ..

(male) Moama, ..

Moana Kenley (M.K.), ..

How popular is Moana?

Moana is an uncommon given name for women and also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Moana was first listed in 2017 and reached its apex position of #1555 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Moana outside U.S.

Similar Names

Moana is alike in pronunciation to Manya, Mayana, Meena, Mena, Mina, Minna, Minny, Miyana, Miyanna, Moina, Mona, Monah, Monay, Monet, Monna, Monnie, Mouna, Mounia, Moyna and Muna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amana, Ayana, Dana, Deana, Diana, Duana, Dwana, Dzana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Ioana, Iolana, Jana, Jeana, Joana, Joanna, Johana, Jonna, Josana, Kiana, Lana, Liana, Lonna, Mada, Maia, Mara, Marna, Mdina, Meara, Melana, Milana, Monca, Mone, Montana, Morena, Morgana, Morna, Moya, Moyra, Murna, Nana, Nona, Norna, Roana, Romana, Siana, Thana, Tona, Viana, Yana, Yoana, Zana, Zoanna and Zorana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moana.

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