Niue is an island of many names. Its official name is Niue Fekai, which some people believe means ‘Niue as a whole’. Others believe it is drawn from the old Samoan and Tongan languages and means ‘Niue the Fierce’.
Some prefer to think of ‘Niue standing on its own’ – Niue Nukututaha. However, Niue can be broken down into two words – Niu means ‘coconut’ and e means ‘here’ …. in other words, ‘Behold the coconut’.
Source: Niue by Charles Cooper. Reed Children’s Books, 2000, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 18694884