n(g)-EYE-oh, NYE-oh
"reflections on the water"

Ngaio Origin and Meaning

The name Ngaio is a girl's name of Maori origin meaning "reflections on the water".

New Zealand writer Ngaio (born Edith Ngaio) Marsh is the best-known bearer of this Maori nature name, properly pronounced ng (like the end of sing) -EYE-oh. It is the name of a tree indigenous to New Zealand, also called the Mousehole Tree.

Famous People Named Ngaio

  • Ngaio (born Edith) MarshNew Zealand mystery writer.