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

Tua - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Tua
T-U-A, is a 3-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Tua
TOO ah
Meaning of Tua
Behind or at the back, behind.
Origin of Tua
The name 'Tua' has origins in multiple cultures and languages. In Maori, an indigenous language of New Zealand, 'Tua' means 'back' or 'behind'. In the Thai language, 'Tua' is a word that means 'grandfather' or 'elder'. Additionally, 'Tua' is a surname of Italian origin, derived from the Latin word 'totus', meaning 'whole' or 'all'.
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Popularity of Tua
The name 'Tua' is not widely popular and does not rank among the top names in most countries. It is considered a relatively uncommon name choice for boys.
Tua currently has 3 likes, and is in the top 9% of liked boy's names. The name Adisa is slightly more popular than Tua.

Etymology of Tua

The etymology of the name 'Tua' varies depending on its cultural and linguistic origins. In Maori, 'Tua' is derived from the Proto-Polynesian word 'tua', which means 'back' or 'behind'. In Thai, 'Tua' is a word that has been adopted into the language, and its specific etymology is unclear. The Italian surname 'Tua' is derived from the Latin word 'totus', meaning 'whole' or 'all'.

Cultural Significance of Tua

In Maori culture, the word 'tua' holds significance as it refers to the back or behind, which can symbolize protection or support. In Thai culture, the word 'tua' is used to show respect and honor towards elders. The Italian surname 'Tua' does not hold any specific cultural significance.