Maori, Samoan
"deep ocean, sea"

Moana Origin and Meaning

The name Moana is a girl's name of Maori, Polynesian origin meaning "deep ocean, sea".
This Maori name, often heard in New Zealand, is an attractive, evocative choice for lovers of the ocean made famous – perhaps too famous – by the Disney heroine. Moana was also an alternate name for the heroine Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth. Moana may also be a color name for a deep ocean blue ("lanu moana").

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Famous People Named Moana

  • (Anna) Moana Rosa PozziItalian actress
  • Moana Maree ManiapotoNew Zealand singer
  • Moana Carcasses Kalosilmale Prime Minister of Vanuatu
  • Moana Wolfgramm Feingamember of 80's family pop group The Jets

Moana in Pop Culture

  • "Moana"2016 animated Disney film and its main character