Algonquian Names

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Algonquian Names and Meanings
Check out this list of Algonquian Names for boys and girls  with their meanings and origins. The collection of Native American Algonquian Names includes baby names for boys and girls. The naming traditions of Native American Indians varied greatly from tribe to tribe but were generally based on gender, nature, totem animals and descriptions of the appearance or features of a baby. We have a specific list for girls and another list of for boys.

The Algonquian Speaking Tribe
The Algonquian languages were spoken by the Northeast Woodlands and the Great Plains Indians. The Great Plains culture area extended across the prairies of central North America which was home to many tribes including the Crow, Cheyenne, Blackfoot and Comanche. The people of this massive area spoke a variety of languages including Siouan, Algonquian, Caddoan, Uto-Aztecan and Athabaskan. The vast variety of languages were due to introduction of the horse by the white settlers which made the hunting lifestyle very attractive to many nomadic tribes. The list of Algonquian Names for boys and girls covers many of these tribes.

List of Algonquian Names for Girls
A name is the very first present that we give to our baby. The following list contains unusual ideas for Algonquian Names for Girls  together with their meanings where this info is available. This website will be of interest to anyone searching for Algonquian Names for Girls as it contains facts and interesting information about the culture, history and traditions of  famous Native American tribes.

Alawa: Pea
Chepi: Fairy Spirit
Hausis: Old Woman
Hurit Beautiful
Kanti: Sings
Keegsquaw: Virgin
Kimi: Secret
Makkitotosimew: She has large breasts
Nadie: Wise
Nijlon: Mistress
Nittawosew: She is not sterile
Numees: Sister
Nuna: Land
Nuttah: My heart
Oota dabun: Day star
Pules: Pigeon
Sokw: Sour
Tahki: Cold
Wapun: Dawn
Wawetseka:Pretty woman
Wikimak: Wife

List of Algonquian Names for Boys
Abooksigun: Wildcat
Abukcheech: Mouse
Achachak: Spirit
Achak: Spirit
Ahanu: He laughs
Anakausuen: Worker
Aranck: Stars
Askook: Snake
Askuwheteau: He keeps watch
Chansomps: Locust
Chogan: Blackbird
Eluwilussit: Holy one
Enkoodabaoo: One who lives alone
Etchemin: Canoe man
Etlelooaat: He who shouts
Hassun: Stone
Huritt: Handsome
Keme: Thunder
Kestejoo: Slave
Kitchi: Brave
Machk: Bear
Makkapitew: He has large teeth
Matchitehew: He has an evil heart
Matunaagd: He who fights
Matwau: Enemy
Megedagik: Kills many
Mekledoodum: Conceited
Mingan: Gray wolf
Mukki: Child
Nixkamich: Grandfather
Nootau: Fire
Pannoowau: He lies
Powaw: Priest
Rowtag: Fire
Samoset: He walks over much
Segenam: Lazy
Sucki: Black
Sunukkuhkau: He crushes
Tihkoosue: Short
Togquos: Twin
Wematin: Setting sun

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