Ngaio Meaning and Origin

The name Ngaio is a girl’s name meaning “reflections on the water, evergreen tree” and is of Maori origin. The name “Ngaio” is the indigenous language and people of New Zealand. In Māori, “ngaio” refers to a type of evergreen tree (Myoporum laetum) that is native to New Zealand and some parts of Australia. The name is pronounced as “NYE-oh” or “NGAH-yoh.” Ngaio is a name that carries the essence of nature and the rich cultural heritage of the Māori people. It is a name that brings to mind images of lush forests, vibrant landscapes, and a deep connection to the natural world. The name Ngaio is relatively uncommon and might not be widely recognized outside of New Zealand and regions with ties to Māori culture. Its rarity adds to its charm, making it an excellent choice for parents looking for a name that stands out without being overly trendy. 

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