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I love the name Cheyenne - it is such a strong, independant, and beautiful name. We named our daughter Sheyenne Summer. For us, "Sheyenne" is an alternate, more feminine spelling of the name.
-- sheyenne  5/4/2005
It is so beautiful! :) And a very important meaning! I love it!
-- Uyulala  5/7/2005
It would have never occured to me that Cheyenne was both feminine and masculine. Though it makes sense since it's a name of an Indian Tribe.
-- Tbird  7/5/2005
Some say that Cheyenne was a Korean name (because others may pronounce it as che-yin) so my classmates and friends thought I was Korean or Chinese. It's so funny, when I got in college, no one would talk to me because they thought I was a foreigner who had difficulties speaking and understanding English, they were surprised when I spoke "Tagalog" (native language). I really love my name because it is unique and special. :)
-- magtataho  7/8/2005
I wouldn't use this name because it apparantly means illiterate. If it has an alternate meaning forgive my ignorance.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2005
It doesn't mean "illiterate", it simply means "people who speak a language we can't understand".
-- Caprice  9/27/2005
My niece's name is Shayenne and goes by Shaye. I think its a really pretty name (I prefer Cheyenne though).
-- mum2bubba  10/22/2005
Cheyenne is a beautiful name. I named my daughter Cheyenne. It is the name of an Indian Tribe! Anyone with this name should be proud of it!
-- Sandman  10/28/2005
For a girl it's a very good name, but I don't think it sounds like a boy name.
-- Dahlis  1/12/2006
Much abused, made into trendy, fluffy nonesense the way Mackenzie and so many other good names have been. It's shame something so rich and beautiful - something with actual cultural significance to some people out there - can be tossed around like a buzzword.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2006
I just cannot stand this name being spelled "Cheyenne", I mean, I certainly will mispronounce it to, "Chey-enne". If you are going to name your child Cheyenne, at least spell it Shyanne, Shianne, etc. And do us all a favour, make it actually "intelligible"!
-- Starla-Marie_1993  8/3/2006
Yes, let's just butcher the tribe names, why don't we? Let's start spelling Shawnee "Shannie", and Cherokee "Cherakey"!

The point is, while a lot of Native American [associated] names can sound harsh to my ears, like Cherokee and Dakota, Cheyenne truly is beautiful.
-- erb816  4/29/2009
A famous bearer is young singer Cheyenne Kimball.
-- Sarasponda  8/9/2006
Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery is character from TV show "Reba". She is played Joanna Garcia.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/12/2006
I love this name. Why? It's my own! Hahha. I just don't like the meaning!
-- voltage_07  9/29/2006
I never ever realised this name wasn't pronounced Chey-enne!
-- sparkie  10/8/2006
My friend's name is Cheyenne. I think it's a great name. Spellings like Shyanne, Cheyanne, Shianne, etc. just don't look right to me. Don't know if this is true, but I heard Cheyenne means "Dog" in French.
-- ekatz7  11/10/2006
"Chien" is French for dog. It's pronounced (in my opinion) quite differently.
-- Sera M.  1/31/2007
A famous place is Cheyenne, Montana or something like that.
-- love_names  11/17/2006
No, Cheyenne is in Wyoming.
-- Caprice  11/23/2006
My brother's girlfriend spells her name "Chyiann".
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2007
Cheyenne is a very unusual name! It sounds country to me ! It's an odd name!
-- kRaZyGrL  3/28/2007
It really bugs me that Cheyenne is acceptable as a first name even if they don't have one ounce of American Indian blood in them, but if you look up Cherokee on this website, for instance, it's some sort of crime if you name a non-American Indian this. In my opinion, both names are tacky. Would you name a child Mongol?
-- hiya  5/5/2007
I really don't like this name. It's the name of a Native American tribe for God's sake.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
German singer Jessica Wahls welcomed a daughter Cheyenne (2003).
-- Karcoolka  6/22/2007
My younger brother's middle name is Cheyenne. His first name is also a name of a tribe, Dakota. I think it reflects our heritage very well.
-- ShizukoChan  7/28/2007
I really dislike this. I almost never like place names as names, and definitely not American Indian tribe names. What about Chickasaw and Iroquois? No.
-- MizLaura  9/4/2007
This name is nice, sort of out of the ordinary. This name reminds me of Cheyenne Montgomery from Reba, my favorite show. Another famous bearer is musician Cheyenne Kimball, the kid who won `America's Most Talented Kid`.
-- Miss Commenter  11/6/2007
The meaning of this name cracks me up. Whenever I hear Cheyenne I imagine a red-headed girl babbling incoherently.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2007
CHEYENNE BLUE is the name of Emma Tiger Schweiger in the movie "keinohrhase" (a German movie).
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2008
This is probably the most feminine name I have ever heard of. I feel sorry for any boy with this name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/22/2008
I think Cheyenne works well on a boy and I would use it for my future son.
-- tigerlilly  4/21/2008
Ditzy country girls come to mind. The spelling may not really match the pronunciation, but spelling it differently just makes it seem like people don't know how to spell it, which doesn't give the best of impressions. I can't imagine this name on males, it is utterly, completely feminine.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
An example of a male Cheyenne is the actor Cheyenne Jackson:
http://www.cheyennejackson.com/
-- clevelandkentevans  7/2/2008
This should not be used as a name. No member of the Cheyenne tribe has this "name". It also sounds very trashy.
-- bananarama  9/21/2008
We named our daughter Cheyenne because we think it's a pretty name. Although lots of people do not know how to say it correctly and it bugs me.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2008
I dislike the name Cheyenne. I think it's trashy and it will sound dated very soon. I especially hate it when people spell it Shyann or Shyanne. Why would you want the word "shy" in your name ?
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2008
A beautiful name. I would use this for my daughter.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2008
This is a very beautiful name, even if it's a name of a Tribe. And this name being both feminine and masculine is actually surprising - sort of.

Though, unfortunately, when I hear this name, I think of Reba's daughter, Cheyenne Montgomery. Her character has ruined this name for me. But that's my opinion, I don't deter anyone from naming their kid this. :)
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/14/2008
I think this name is severely gorgeous! First off the meaning is a bunch of bull because anybody can come up a meaning for a name. I mean who comes up with meaning of names? If you have Native American or just interested in the culture, I say "HOW" about naming your daughter this (and Native Americans don't say "how", lol).
-- lol_cool  12/8/2008
My name is Cheyenne and I don't like it at all. Most people don't know how to pronounce/spell it.
-- ll89  1/27/2009
Hey the name Cheyenne is GREAT. As you can tell it's my name and no, I'm not a female but a male obviously. When I'm mentioned by name to someone new they tend to think I'm a girl. I love the name lol. The females love it the same because it's different. I do have Native American in me which is a plus too. I give it a 10.
-- Cheyenne  2/14/2009
Tarita Cheyenne "Cheyenne" was the name of Marlon Brando's daughter who died in 1995.
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2009
I love the name Cheyenne. For me I am "part Cherokee" and I say that with pride because my right to claim it was taken from me by being adopted so I proudly named my daughter Cheyenne and would do it again.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2009
The first well-known bearer of this name was a fictional character, Cheyenne Bodie, the title character of the US television show _Cheyenne_, which originally ran in "prime time" between 1955 and 1963. The story line of the show said his parents had been killed by Cheyenne warriors when he was a child, and then he was raised by the Cheyenne. That of course would explain why people who were NOT Native Americans would call him "Cheyenne", though it's certainly not a name members of that group would have given him themselves.

So Cheyenne's use really began as male; it switched to predominantly female because its pronunciation with the final syllable as "Anne" made it sound "feminine" to most English speakers.
-- clevelandkentevans  9/17/2009
This is my name. I'm a girl. I'm not Native American, so it kind of makes me feel guilty that I have this name, but I really can't help it, can I? I feel like it should be taken as more of a compliment that someone likes a name enough to use it for their child, not "stealing" from a certain culture (though I won't argue that Native Americans have always "owned" it).

I used to absolutely hate my name. Shy-anne? The irony. That "anne" part is ugly as hell. All the e's! MOTHER! Why'd you have to torture your six-year-old with always writing such a long name?! (It really didn't do me any harm.)
Now I accept it. I guess I even kind of like it, because it's different. It's unique. It has a foreign feel. Much better than being named a more common name, in my opinion.
My nickname's Chey (like "shy"). I like it quite a lot. (Sometimes I think it would've been better to be named chai [like the scrumptious tea].)

I'm always having to spell it for people. "C-H-E-Y-E-N-N-E. Yeah, with an e. Pronounced? Shy-anne, yeah, that's right." Part of that is probably because they're hicks from New York. I always go, "Like the capital of Wyoming!" Blank stares all around.

I really dislike the different spellings -- "Sh"'s and "-anne"'s and such. Thankfully my mother had the same thoughts when she named me. Sounds self-righteous, but I mean, Cheyenne is the correct spelling, for the capital as well as a Native American tribe. I feel like it's trendy and even disgraceful.

I think this name works for a boy, as well. In our culture, the "-enne" makes it sound more girly, but that has no relevance in the Native American culture, so I don't see why it should in any other.
-- ratz  1/17/2011
I love the name Cheyenne! The other spellings of it are pretty but I like this one the best. It is a strong, lovely name. I was going to be named Cheyenne but my parents chose Sierra instead. Either way, I would've liked my name. To all you Cheyennes out there: you're awesome.
-- blondieboo629  7/7/2011
One of the main characters in Once Upon A Time In The West is Cheyenne, a bandit, played by Jason Robards. It's most likely a nickname.
-- Patria-Sue  2/20/2012
To the one person who said that they envisioned a red headed unintelligent female, well I can honestly say that you are right! My stepgranddaughter is 11 going over 20+ with the brain of a 11 month old. Her spelling is Shyanne. Boy did you hit that tight on the $$$$$
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2012
My wife and I are having a baby girl and we are naming her Cheyenne. My wife is Kiowa. We both love this name just as everyone else that knows that we have chosen it. Anyone that posts something like that about their granddaughter is terrible, blood related or not.
-- Cingram46  10/26/2014
This is my sister's name, except she spells it Chianne, I also added that version to the site just now. Anyways I always loved this name, as I like any names that are after Native American Tribes.
-- Crimson Firelily  6/23/2012
Cheyenne Kimball (born 1990 in Frisco, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2012
My name is Cheyenne. I am native American and I know so many meanings for the name one is small yellow wolf, another is mother of nature, it all depends on who you are talking to. I have had people call me every version of the name including a few completely out there which include Diane. I am named after a state capitol, and an Indian tribe that is a rival to what I am. I am Cherokee who were the enemies of my people. I am not 100 percent Cherokee like I wish I was but, I am enough for my hair to be black and my skin to be dark to the point I have been called a half breed by local store owners. I will say I am who I am and I am thankful for my grandfather who gave me my first name, who is now watching over me from the spirit world, and my father who gave me my middle name after a boy he saved from being hit by a truck. Yes, I am a girl, but I am proud of my very masculine name.
-- cheyenneferrell1776  9/27/2012
I am actually Northern Cheyenne and reading through some of the comments here there seems to be a little misunderstanding of the name. "Cheyenne" is actually a Lakota Sioux word meaning "Red Talkers" not unintelligible. Of course we spoke a different language from our Sioux-ian allies, and to them we sounded funny. The Cheyenne language is Algonquin based. We Cheyennes call ourselves "Tsis sis tas" meaning beautiful people.

I did catch a comment that Cheyennes don't name their children Cheyenne. Well, that is simply not true. There are plenty of girls and boys named Cheyenne. As well as "Chey, a shorter version. [noted -ed]
-- nicatwomoons  6/15/2013
I think it's tacky for white/black people to name their child this. Would you name your kid Kickapoo? Iroquois? Nope didn't think so.
However, if you have actual verified Cheyenne heritage and you would like to honor it by naming your child this, I guess that wouldn't be too bad. But please, don't misspell it.
-- citylights  8/12/2013
My name is Cheyanne and I believe it is a beautiful name no matter how it is spelled. To me it is a strong name and I am proud it is my name. Not many people do have this name which I think makes us unique because to most people it's not suspected. No one has ever pronouced my name wrong. The only mistake people make is they think I might be shy which is not the case. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but I believe Cheyanne is a proud name.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2014
The Cheyenne are a Native American nation that once inhabited the area between the Missouri and Arkansas rivers in the Great Plains, but as time went on, the Cheyenne people were eventually pushed more northwest (Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas).

The word “Cheyenne” is French Canadian, originating from a Sioux Dakota word “šahíyena” meaning “speak incoherently” from the elements “ša” (red) and “ya” (speak). The Dakotas considered their own Sioux-based language clear and understandable (i.e., “white talkers”); but the Algonquian-based language of the Cheyenne was unintelligible and alien sounding (hence “red talkers”).

In recent years, there have been many variations of the spelling of the name for use as a personal name. However, as a personal name derived from a proper name (Native American tribe), it may be best to spell Cheyenne correctly or you run the risk of looking silly, tacky, and/or disrespectful. It would be akin to spelling Dakota "DaKotah", Cherokee "Chairakee", and Shawnee "Shannie".
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2014

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