Origin:Hawaiian, Polynesian mythology
Description:The name of the second-biggest (and third-most populous) island in Hawaii was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2017. A major factor was surely Dwayne Johnson's character in Moana, the Polynesian demigod named Maui, a mythological trickster who slowed the sun to create the days. (It fell back to normal levels in the following years.)
Origin:Hawaiian place name and Polynesian mythology name
Description:While Maui was a male trickster god in Polynesian mythology, the well-known Hawaiian place name Maui can work for either gender.