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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-ROW-ha Meaning of Aroha: "love" Origin of Aroha: Maori

The name Aroha is a girl's name meaning "love". Aroha and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This beautiful Maori name meaning love is more wearable than the English word and softer Venus or Aphrodite.

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Famous People Named Aroha

Aroha Hathaway, New Zealand TV and radio presenter
Aroha Harawira, New Zealand radio host and DJ
Aroha Newby, New Zealand model
Neve Te Aroha Ardern (b. 2018), daughter of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Pop Culture References for the name Aroha

Te Aroha, New Zealand town


elle17 Says:


New Zealander here - NOT pronounced Ah-ROW-ha. The 'o' is more like the 'o' in 'pork' or 'oar'. Much softer than 'ROW'.