HIAWATHA
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: hie-ə-WAHTH-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a 16th-century Mohawk leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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