What does the baby name Kaihautu mean? Learn about what Kaihautu means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Kaihautu - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Kaihautu
K-A-I-H-A-U-T-U, is a 8-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Kaihautu
kye how TOO
Meaning of Kaihautu
Origin of Kaihautu
The name 'Kaihautu' has its origins in the Māori language, which is the indigenous language of the Māori people of New Zealand. Māori names often have deep cultural and historical significance, reflecting the rich heritage of the Māori people.
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Popularity of Kaihautu
The name 'Kaihautu' is relatively uncommon and has not gained widespread popularity outside of New Zealand. It is more commonly used within the Māori community, where it holds special cultural significance.
Kaihautu currently has 3 likes, and is in the top 9% of liked boy's names. The name Adisa is slightly more popular than Kaihautu.

Etymology of Kaihautu

The name 'Kaihautu' is composed of two Māori words, 'kai' and 'hautu'. 'Kai' means 'food' or 'to eat' in Māori, while 'hautu' means 'leader' or 'guide'. When combined, the name 'Kaihautu' can be interpreted as 'food leader' or 'food guide'.

Cultural Significance of Kaihautu

In Māori culture, food holds great importance and is seen as a symbol of sustenance, nourishment, and connection to the land. The name 'Kaihautu' reflects this cultural significance by combining the concept of food with the role of a leader or guide.

The name 'Kaihautu' can also be associated with the traditional Māori concept of kaitiakitanga, which refers to the responsibility of caring for and protecting the environment. As a 'food leader' or 'food guide', someone named Kaihautu may be seen as having a role in ensuring the sustainable use and management of natural resources.