Given Name HIAWATHA
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.