Many American Indian names are drawn from nature, like Jacy (“moon”) or Koko (“night”). And it’s not uncommon in Native American culture for a person’s name to evolve over time. It reminds us of the way nicknames come and go as you get older.
Anna has emerged as the Golden Girl of the "Ann" family. While the more old-fashioned Anne, Ann, and Annie have slipped in... Read more about Anna
Native American: A name given to a tribe of the Algonquians by the Sioux, Cheyenne is derived from a word meaning unintelligible speakers...
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Native American: Strong
Russian: Dreamer, possibly from old Slavonic word ninati that means to dream
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Native American: She who bathes with her knees (Cheyenne)
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Native American: To be considered friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux
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Native American: To be considered a friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux
Planning on making your baby girl a big sister one day? Kaya is the perfect name. The name—from the Hopi Native American... Read more about Kaya
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Native American: Playful; Chief Powhatan''s daughter who successfully argued for the life and release of Captain John Smith. Pocahontas was...
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Native American: People of a different speech. One of the largest American Indian tribes.
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Native American: Coyote
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Native American: Beautiful daughter of the stars (Algonquian); the name of a river and valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virgina, renowned...
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From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing Read more about Ursula
Native American: Eagle (Osage)
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Native American: He sits at home (Navajo)
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Native American: Golden eagle (Blackfoot)
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Native American: To pull up (Miwok)
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Native American: Wolf
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Native American: Plucked flower (Hopi)
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The "child of wonder" born in the Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Read more about Hiawatha
Native American: Leaping water (Choctaw)
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Native American: Bird woman; The famous Sacajawea was a Shoshone woman named Boinaiv (grass maiden), who was renamed after Crow warriors captured...
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Native American: Valley of the wind (Chumash); a place name in California, known for its fine wine production
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Native American: Laughing water (Sioux); the name of the girl Hiawatha loved
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Native American: Dance (Hopi); Hopi dances are not just beautiful, but an integral part of the culture.
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Native American: Snake girl (Hopi); The name of one of the most celebrated of Hopi potters in the 20th century
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Native American: Where the heavens lay upon the earth, the horizon (Iroquois); The country name, Canada, is derived from this name.
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Native American: Generous, abundant, freely giving and motherly (Sioux)
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Native American: Little bluff (Kiowa); an important Kiowa leader who did much for his tribe, including establishing a peace between the Kiowa...
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Native American: Sight of day (Cheyenne)
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