Navajo Names

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Navajo Names and Meanings
Check out this list of Navajo Names for boys and girls  with their meanings and origins. The collection of Native American Navajo 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 Navajo Tribe
The Navajo tribe, a semi-nomadic tribe of hunter farmers, are the indigenous people of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. The name of a famous Navajo leader was Manuelito who resisted US domination. They are one of the largest tribe in the United States today.

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

Ajei: My heart
Awee: Baby
Asdza : Woman
Chooli : Mountain
Dezba: War
Dibe: Lamb 
Doba : There was no war
Doli: Blue bird
Haseya: She Rises
Haloke: Salmon
Kai : Willow tree
Iina : Life
Johona : Sunny
Mai : Bright flower
Manaba: Return To War
Mosi: Cat
Nascha: Owl
Ooljee: Moon
Sahkyo: Mink
Sialea-lea: Little bluebird
Tibah: Grey
Tsintah: Among the forest
Yanaha : Brave

List of Navajo Names for Boys
Ahiga : He Fights
Ashkii : Boy
Ashkii Dighin : Holy boy
Ata'halne:  He Interrupts
Atsa : Eagle
Atsidi : Hammer
Bidziil:  He is Strong
Bisahalani : Orator
Gaagii : Raven
Gad : Juniper Tree
Hashkeh Naabah :  Angry warrior
Hastiin : Man
Hok'ee:  High backed wolf
Kilchii:  Red Boy
Klah : Left handed
Naalnish He Works
Naalyehe ya sidahi : Trader
Nastas : Foxtail
Niichaad : Swollen
Niyol : Wind
Sani : Old One
Shilah : Brother
Shiye : Son
Sicheii : Grandfather
Sike : He Sits At Home
Tahoma : Water's edge
Toh Yah : Walking by river
Tse : Rock
Tsela : Stars lying down
Tsiishch'ili : Curly haired
Yas : Snow
Yiska : Night Has Passed

Native American Indian Names
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