Ngaire Name Meaning & Origin

Ngaire

Pronunciation: NIY-ree (key)

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Used primarily in New Zealand.

If this was not my friend's name, I would not have a clue how to pronounce this. I would probably say "nuh-GAIR".

Personal experiences with the name Ngaire: | Edit

My name is Ngaire and I pronounce it Ny-ree but my nan pronounces it in maori Nga-air-ree ('ng' as in sing and roll your 'r' on the 'ree') either way is fine by me.

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People call me ngais, ny ny, nig, nidge, ni-ree, noo-ree, nah-ree its all gud because nothin really insulting rhymes with ngaire so its not like you can get teased.

Meanings and history of the name Ngaire: | Edit

This name has many meanings -
* flaxen
* silver fern
* little flower
* little heart-shaped flower
* little white flower
* little flower of the swamp
* little white flower that grows in a bog
The idea with the last two meanings listed is saying that even somewhere awful, something really pretty can grow.

See the Anglicised version of this name - 'Nyree' for more information.

Famous real-life people named Ngaire: | Edit

Ngaire Dawn PORTER. New Zealand born, British stage and screen actress. Changed her name to Nyree for practicalities sake

Ngaire in song, story & screen: | Edit

The New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune has a character called Ngaire.

- 'Ngaire' is a song by 'The Mutton Birds', from their 1993 album entitled 'Salty'

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