Cherokee Submitted Names

Cherokee names are used by the Cherokee people of the United States.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADAWOSGI m Cherokee
Means "he is swimming" in Cherokee language.
ADOHI m & f Cherokee
Means "woods, timber" in Cherokee.
AHULUDEGI m Cherokee
Supposedly means "he who throws away the drum". The Cherokee name of John Jolly, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation–West.
AMADAHY f Cherokee
Means "forest water" from Cherokee a ma "water" and a do hi i na ge "forest" or a da "wood".
AMA-EDOHI m Cherokee
Meaning, "water goer."
AMO-ADAWEHI m Cherokee
Meaning, "rain maker."
AMOUSKOSITTE m Cherokee
Meaning, "dreadful water."
ATTAKULLAKULLA m Cherokee
Means "leaning wood" in Cherokee, from *ada meaning "wood", and *gulkalu, a verb that implies something long, leaning against some other object.
AYUHWASI f Cherokee
Ayuhwasi, meaning "savanna" or "large meadow". The name has been applied to several entities past and present in the U.S. states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee
CUHTAHLATAH f Cherokee
Means "wild hemp" in Cherokee.
DANUWOA m Cherokee
the warrior
DEGATAGA m Cherokee
Meaning, "stand firm."
DETSINULAHUNGU m Cherokee
Means "I tried but could not" in Cherokee.
DI'WALI m Cherokee
Means "the bowl" in Cherokee.
ENOLI m Cherokee
Means "black fox" in Cherokee.
GAWONISGI m Cherokee
Meaning, "speaker."
GULKALASKI m Cherokee
Means "one who falls from the leaning position" in Cherokee.
GUWISTI f Cherokee
Means "sifter, sieve" in Cherokee language.
INALI m Cherokee
Variant of Enoli.
INCALATANGA m Cherokee
Means "doublehead" in Cherokee.
JUNALUSKA m Cherokee
Meaning, "one who tried but failed."
KAIYATAHEE m Cherokee
Means "corn tassel" in Cherokee.
KANAGATUCKO m Cherokee
Means "stalking turkey" in Cherokee.
KANUNA m Cherokee
Means "bullfrog" in Cherokee.
KOO-WI-S-GU-WI m Cherokee
Means "little white bird" in Cherokee.
KUNAGADOGA m Cherokee
Means "standing turkey" in Cherokee.
KUNOKESKI m Cherokee
Means "young tassel" in Cherokee.
LEWIE-ZA-WAU-NA-SKIE m Cherokee
A notable (perhaps the only?) bearer is Lewis Downing, who served as Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1867 to 1872.
NOYA f Cherokee
Means "sand" in Cherokee language.
OSTENACO m Cherokee
Meaning, "big head."
SALALI f Cherokee
It means "squirrel" in Cherokee.
SALLALI f & m Cherokee
Means "squirrel", from the Cherokee sa lo li 'squirrel'.
SALOLONEETA m Cherokee
Means "young squirrel" in Cherokee.
SALONITAH m Cherokee
Means "flying squirrel" in Cherokee.
SCATCHWAH f Cherokee
Meaning unknown. It may be related to the Cherokee wa ya "wolf, wolves".
SCOLAGUTA m Cherokee
Means "hanging maw" in Cherokee.
TAGWADIHI m Cherokee
Means "Catawba killer" in Cherokee.
TAYANITA f Cherokee
Means "young beaver" in Cherokee.
TOOANTUH m Cherokee
Means "spring frog" in Cherokee.
TRAHLYTA f Cherokee (?), New World Mythology (?), Folklore
The name of a legendary Cherokee princess.
TSALI m Cherokee
Name of a notable leader of the Cherokee tribe during the early 1800s.
TSIANINA f Creek (?), Cherokee (?)
Meaning unknown. A noted bearer is Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone (December 13, 1882 – January 10, 1985), a Creek/Cherokee singer and performer.
TWAH'KOHL m Cherokee (Archaic)
Name of Cherokee origin meaning "user of fog" or " fog user" or just "user"
UTSIDIHI m Cherokee
Means "man killer" in Cherokee.
WAHYA m & f Cherokee
Means "wolf" in Cherokee.
WALELA f Cherokee (Rare)
From Cherokee wa le lua meaning "hummingbird".
WASHOE m Popular Culture, Cherokee
Nickname of Cordell Walker in the famous Tv series: 'Walker, Texas Ranger'. The name is claimed to be Cherokee meaning "lone eagle".
WOYA f Cherokee
Means "dove" in Cherokee.
YONA m Cherokee
Means "bear" in Cherokee.
YONAGUSKA m Cherokee
Means "drowning bear" in Cherokee.