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Ikaroa - Meaning of Ikaroa

What does Ikaroa mean?

[ 4 syll. i-ka-roa, ik-ar-oa ] The baby girl name Ikaroa is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced iy-Kaa-ROWaa- †. Ikaroa is of Maori origin. The name literally means 'long fish' in reference to the long part of the North Island, which was called by the ancient Maori 'te ikaroa a Maui' meaning 'the long fish of Maui'. In Maori mythology, Ikaroa is a long fish and the mother of the Milky Way and all its stars. Ika-Roa is also a Maori name for the Milky Way.

See also the related categories, stars (moon), mother, maori, island, fish, and ancient.

Ikaroa is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Ikaroa include Isauria, Iciar, Ijara, Isaere, Isaura, Isaure, Ishara, Iskra, Isrea, Izar, Izara, Izare, Izarr, Izarre, Iziar, Izora, and Egeria.

† English pronunciation for Ikaroa: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"

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