Cherokee Names

Native Indian Tribe

Cherokee Names and Meanings
Check out this list of Cherokee Names for boys and girls  with their meanings and origins. The collection of Native American Cherokee 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 of Cherokee Names for girls and another list of Cherokee Names for boys.

The Cherokee Tribe
The Cherokee tribe of Native American Indians are famous as one of "Five Civilized Tribes", because they had assimilated cultural and customs of white settlers and colonists. The "Five Civilized Tribes" were Cherokees, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. The Cherokees refer to themselves as "Principal People". In 1831 the Five Civilised Tribes, which included the Cherokees, were forced to travel from their homelands in the Deep South to reservations in present day Oklahoma. The journey was over 1000 miles and became known as the Trail of Tears.

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

Adsila: Blossom
Amadahy: Forest water
Awenasa: My home
Awinita: Fawn
Ayita: First to dance
Galilahi Attractive
Leotie: Flower of the prairie
Usdi: Baby
Galilani : Friend
Hialeah : Beautiful meadow
Immookalee Waterfall
Salali : Squirrel
Tayanita: Beaver
Sequoia: Redwood
Ahyoka: She brought happiness
Ama: Water
Galilani: Friendly
Ghigau: Beloved woman
Hiawassee: Meadow
Immokalee: Tumbling water
Inola: Black fox
Knasgowa Heron
Nanye-hi Goes about
Ninovan: Our home
Salali Squirrel
Tsistunagiska: Wild rose
Tsula: Fox
Tayanita: Young beaver
Yona: Bear

List of Cherokee Names for Boys
Adahy: In the oak woods
Chea Sequah: Red bird
Degataga: Standing together
Galegenoh: Stag
Mohe: Elk
Oukonunaka: White owl
Sequoyah: Sparrow
Waya: Wolf
Atsadi: Fish
Atohi: Woods
Diwali: Bowl
Dustu: Spring frog
Gawonii: He is speaking
Kanuna: Bullfrog
Salal : Squirrel
Tsiyi: Canoe
Unaduti: Woolly head
Austenaco: Chief
Chuquilatague: Doublehead
Kanagagota: Standing Turkey
Attakullakulla: Chief
Koatohee: Chief Corn Tassel
Oconostota: Warrior of Chota
Rayetayah: Hanging Maw
Yonaguska: Chief

Native American Indian Names
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