Lakota Names

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Lakota Names and Meanings
Check out this list of Sioux Lakota Names for boys and girls  with their meanings and origins. The collection of Native American Lakota 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 Lakota Tribe
The Sioux were largest Indian tribe and comprised of three major divisions based on Sioux dialect and subculture: Santee or Eastern Dakota tribes. western Sioux, known for their hunting and warrior culture, are often referred to as Lakota. middle Sioux are often referred to as Yankton or Western Dakota, often classified as “Nakota” Sioux.

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

Chapa: Beaver
Chapawee: Industrious
Chumani: Dewdrops
Dowanhowee: Singing voice
Ehawee: Laughing maid
Hantaywee: Faithful
Kimimela: Butterfly
Macha: Aurora
Magaskawee: Graceful
Makawee: Earth maiden
Mika: Clever raccoon
Ojinjintka: Rose
Ptaysanwee: White buffalo
Shappa: Red thunder
Skah: White
Wichahpi: Star
Winona: First born daughter
Zitkala: Bird
Zonta: Trustworthy
Mina: Eldest Daughter
Tahcawin: Doe
Talutah: Scarlet
Wachiwi: Dancing Girl
Wasula: Hair Storm
Weayaya: Sunset
Wichapi: Star

List of Lakota Names for Boys
Chankoowashtay: Good road
Chatan: Hawk
Chayton: Falcon
Ciqala: Little one
Dakotah: Allies or friends
Enapay: Appears Bravely
Hanska: Tall
Hotah: Strong
Kangee: Crow
Kohana: Swift
Lootah: Flint
Mahkah: Earth
Mahpee: Sky
Mato: Bear
Matoskah: White bear
Mika: Racoon
Napayshni: Courageous
Odakotah: Friendship
Ogaleesha: Wears a red shirt
Ohanzee: Shadow
Ohiyesa: Winner
Otaktay: Kills many
Takoda: Friend to everyone
Tashunka: Horse
Teetonka: Big lodge
Wahkan: Has much Practice
Wambleeska: White eagle
Wicasa: Of wealthy parents
Akecheta : Warrior
Appanoose: Chief when a Child
Canowicakte: Kills In Woods
Chaska: Eldest Son
Makhpia-Luta: Red Cloud
Mankato: Blue Earth
Mato Watakpe: Running Bear
Sintay Galeska: Spotted Tail
Tahatan: Hawk
Tatanka Ptecila: Little Bull
Wapasha: Red Leaf
Wasechun Tashunka: American Horse

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