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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maui mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Maui

User Submitted Origins

     New Zealand

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Nigeria says the name Maui is of Hawaiian origin and means "Demi god".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Maui means "Adventure" and is of Hawaiian origin.
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Maui is of Hawaiian origin and means "Demi-god".
  • A submission from United States says the name Maui means "Love".
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Maui is of Hawaiian origin and means "1. An island in Hawaii 2. The demigod of Hawaiian mythology".
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International Interest
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  1. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Maui

  1. The second largest island of Hawaii.

Maui was also found in the following language(s): Hawaiian

Notable Persons Named Maui

Maui Taylor is a filipino model, singer, actress, filipinos, singing, actor, filipinomodel, and andactress. Maui was given the name Maureen Anne Tupaz on June 28th, 1983 in Brighton.


Dalvanius Prime was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 2002. Dalvanius was given the name Maui Dalvanius Prime on January 16th, 1948. He left this life on October 3rd, 2002.


Sir Maui Pomare was a member of parliament. Their career lasted from 1923 to 1926. Maui was born in Urenui. They breathed their last breath on June 27th, 1930.


Maui was born on October 30th, 1983.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maui

Alo was born in 1186. Alo is also known as Alau.


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Fun Facts about the name Maui

  • How Popular is the name Maui? Maui is the 27,049th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maui have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 197 babies born with the first name Maui in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maui to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maui? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maui first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maui is Wednesday, April 2nd, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Maui born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maui was in 2017 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Maui Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maui is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Maui: Your name in reverse order is Iuam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aimu. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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