288 Native American Baby Names With Meanings

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Do you know the common denominator between the Sitting Bull, the Chiefdom organization, and The Last of the Mohicans? It’s the Native Americans. But apart from a rich culture, history, and heritage, Native Americans also boast of beautiful and unique names. These names are derived from the indigenous people inhabiting the North and South of America.

Every Native American tribe has a different naming tradition. In some tribes, a baby is not named until he is born and in others, a child can be named only when he/she reaches puberty. Some even name their child after a rite of passage, a life event, a dream, or an accomplishment.

If you want a distinctive and beautiful Native American name, look no further. Use MomJunction's baby name tool to find famous and cool Native American names with meanings. We’ve even included a few Native American variants of Christian and Hebrew names for parents who wish to go the non-traditional route.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AiyanaEternal bloom, ever blooming flowerGirl
CheyanneCapital city of WyomingGirl
CheyenneTribe of the Great PlainsGirl
CitlaliA star; an object of the space and universeUnisex
DakotahA friend of friendsBoy
HaroldasArmy rulerBoy
HaroldoPower, leader, rulerBoy
HerrickArmy leader, Armay ruleBoy
HerroldAuthoritative person in the armyBoy
KareyDescendant of CiardhaBoy
KaydeeKaydee means Bright, Plane, PureGirl
KaydenceThe name means Rhytm, the Musical OneGirl
NayeliTo express the feeling of Love, I Love YouGirl
OlowinWestBoy
QualetagaAngel of the peopleBoy
TalaWolfBoy
WinnieFair one, white and smooth, soft, happiness, or fair and pureGirl
AdsilaNative American-Iroquoian - BlossomGirl
AhanuHe laughsBoy
Ahtahkakoopstar blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chiefBoy
AhuitzotlAhuitzotl was the eighth Aztec ruler, the Hueyi Tlatoani of the city of TenochtitlanBoy
AkandoAmbush; has power and wealthBoy
AkiktaWork with determination; excels in everythingBoy
AloSpiritual guide (Hopi)Boy
ApiatanNative American - Wooden Lance;Boy
AsahaveyBird Chief; a perfect leaderBoy
AskookSnakeBoy
AtahladteNative American for feather on the headUnisex
AtotoztliSomething which is not very clearGirl
AucamanWild condorBoy
AviajaA cousin; expressive and positiveGirl
AvonacoA lean Bear; they are travel loverBoy
AwenaTime of early day or sunriseUnisex
AwendeaOne who is a beautiful morningGirl
AwendelaFawn; they are interestingGirl
AwinitaOne who loves social life; fawnGirl
AxayacatlA water faced individualBoy
AxeOne who is the father of peaceBoy
AyitaFirst To DanceGirl
AylenA clear individual; happinessGirl
BehithaEagle Child; the beginning of an eventUnisex
BenaPheasantGirl
BidabanBeginning of Dawn; an excellent human beingBoy
BrockyThe feahers that come from over the hillUnisex
ByueA man who is like a slow, small stream of waterUnisex
CaiyaTo be near somethingBoy
CalfurayOne who is like a violet flowerGirl
CalianHe is a warrior of the lifeBoy
CatahecassaName means a Black hoofBoy
CatoriShe is spiritGirl
ChantesutaThe one who has a firm heartUnisex
ChanteyukanA benevolent human beingUnisex
ChapaBeaver; metal tinGirl
ChardonBar of sandUnisex
ChasityA first born childBoy
ChaskaThe first born sonBoy
ChaskeThe one who has cheerful and friendly personalityBoy
ChaytanA patient, diplomat and gentle individuals; Like a HawkBoy
ChaytonThe mighty FalconBoy
ChenoaA white Dove; peaceGirl
CherokeeDawn; perfect timeBoy
ChesmuA rough, witty personBoy
ChetanziA yellow HawkUnisex
CheveyoA warrior; soul warriorBoy
ChianaCapital city on the PlainsGirl
ChianneThose who speak unintelligentlyGirl
ChichimecacihuatzinA noble personGirl
ChickoaDuring daybreakGirl
ChimalusA BluebirdUnisex
ChoganBlackbird, a species of birds found in Europe and AsiaBoy
CholenaBird; the egg laying living thing that can flyGirl
ChuaSnakeBoy
ChumanaSnake maidenGirl
ChumaniDew drop; a product of transpiration by plantsGirl
ChuntaCheating; to use unfair or fraud means for one's own benefitBoy
ChusiSnake flowerGirl
ChyanneA speaker who is impossible to understand and comprehendGirl
CiqalaSmall one; tiny one; little oneBoy
CitanaOne who is a star in the skyUnisex
CochiseA type of wood; a well known warrior chiefBoy
CuauhtemocA falling EagleBoy
CuauhtemotzinThe one who falls like an EagleBoy
CubaThe centre of an islandBoy
CuitlahuatzinName of a far-off placeBoy
CusaThe one who provokesBoy
DakodaA friendUnisex
DakotaAlly; fuse togetherUnisex
DasanA ChiefBoy
DasonA combination nameBoy
DobaA person who is studious,clever and of practical natureGirl
DyA beautiful DeerGirl
DyamiA majestic EagleBoy
DyaniA Deer; smart and fastGirl
ElanA friendly and lovely person; a treeBoy
Elsuthis means a flying falcon.Boy
Eluthis name means someone who is full of grace.Unisex
Enapaybrave and powerful.Boy
Enolait means solitary.Girl
Esadowait means wolves.Unisex
Eteniathe wealthy.Girl
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