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Native American Names

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

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

Cheyenne

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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Nina

Native American: Strong

Russian: Dreamer, possibly from old Slavonic word ninati that means to dream

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Titus

Native American: She who bathes with her knees (Cheyenne)

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Dakota

Native American: To be considered friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux

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Dakota

Native American: To be considered a friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux

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Kaya

Planning on making your baby girl a big sister one day? Kaya is the perfect name. The nameā€”from the Hopi Native American... Read More

Mika

English Origin

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Pocahontas

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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Cherokee

Native American: People of a different speech. One of the largest American Indian tribes.

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Mai

French Origin

Native American: Coyote

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Shenandoah

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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Ursula

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Hula

Native American: Eagle (Osage)

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Sike

Native American: He sits at home (Navajo)

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Peta

Native American: Golden eagle (Blackfoot)

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Turner

Native American: To pull up (Miwok)

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Tala

Native American: Wolf

Persian: Gold

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Mansi

Native American: Plucked flower (Hopi)

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Hiawatha

The "child of wonder" born in the Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Read More

Talula

Native American: Leaping water (Choctaw)

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Sacajawea

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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Simi

Native American: Valley of the wind (Chumash); a place name in California, known for its fine wine production

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Minnehaha

Native American: Laughing water (Sioux); the name of the girl Hiawatha loved

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Tobey

Native American: Dance (Hopi); Hopi dances are not just beautiful, but an integral part of the culture.

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Nampeyo

Native American: Snake girl (Hopi); The name of one of the most celebrated of Hopi potters in the 20th century

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Caneadea

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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Makawee

Native American: Generous, abundant, freely giving and motherly (Sioux)

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Dohasan

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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Abedabun

Native American: Sight of day (Cheyenne)

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