Native American Submitted Names
are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabited North and South America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AAJA f Greenlandic
From Greenlandic -aaja
, an affix used for and by children used as a name.
AAJU m & f Greenlandic
From a childish pronunciation of the Greenlandic word angaju
"older sibling of the same sex" (see Angaju
AAJUNNGUAQ m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "dear older sibling", from a combination of Aaju
and the diminutive suffix nnguaq
"sweet, dear, little".
AAMANNGUAQ f & m Greenlandic
Derived from Greenlandic aama
"glow, glowing coal" (cf. Aamaq
) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq
meaning "sweet, dear, little".
ABEDABUN f Ojibwe
Possibly means "she/he sees in the distance" in Ojibwe. From the Ojibwe waabi
'she/he has vision, sees' and debaabam
'see at a distance'.
ABEQUE f Native American
Possibly means "she stays at home" in Ojibwe. From the Ojibwe abi
's/he is at home, sits in a certain place' and ishkwii
's/he stays behind' or nazhikewabi
's/he lives alone, is home alone, sits alone'.
ACHIQ f Quechua
Quechua feminine name meaning "light, bright".
ACHIYAKU f Quechua
Quechua feminine name meaning "clear water, luminous water", from yaku
ADAMI m Greenlandic, Georgian
Older Georgian form of Adam
. It is still frequently used in Georgia today, but not as much as Adam, which is the modern form (and could be considered a shorter form of Adami as well).... [more]
AÉNȮHEA'EOTSE m Ojibwe
Means "attacking/charging hawk" in Cheyenne. From the Cheyenne aénohe
'hawk' and -a'eotse
AGTO f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "being touched". Derived from the Greenlandic verb attorpaa meaning "to touch him/her/it".
AHAYA m Native American
Ahaya (ca. 1710 – 1783) was the first recorded chief of the Alachua band of the Seminole tribe. He was born to the Muskogean-speaking Oconee, who were originally from central Georgia. His people settled along the Chattahoochee River in North Florida when he was a small boy... [more]
AHULUDEGI m Cherokee
Supposedly means "he who throws away the drum". The Cherokee name of John Jolly, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation–West.
AJÂJA f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of Aja
, from a combination of Aja
and the diminutive suffix -aaja
, a Greenlandic affix used for and by children or a Greenlandic variant form of Ajajak
AJAJAK f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "the one chanting "ajaaja"" (onomatopoiea).
AJUNA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant form of Ajut
or a combination of Ajut
, a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name.
AJUT f Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Greenlandic name related to Canadian Arctic ajujuq
"runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun
AKAITCHO m Native American, Yellowknive
Direct translation is "big foot" or "big feet" referencing a less literal translation of "like a wolf with big paws, he can travel long distances over snow."
ÁKÃTSIAĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "beautiful, precious uncle" (father's brother), combination of Áka
AKECHETA m Sioux
Means "soldier" in Lakota. From the Lakota akíčhita
'soldier, army, military, troops, police'.... [more]
AKIMIU f & m Greenlandic
"one who roams by the place under windows opposite the plank bed"
AKLLASISA f Quechua
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy
, "to choose" and sisa
AKLLASUMAQ f Quechua
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy
, "to choose" and sumaq
AKOĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "thighbone of a seal", "corner of a fur/fleece".
ÃKULUK f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'sweet little one' combined possibly with -luk
ALEĸATSIAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'beautiful, precious older sister of a boy,' Also a Combination of Aleĸa
and the suffix -tsiaq
ALLIQUIPPA f Native American, Iroquois
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a Seneca word meaning "hat". A noted bearer was Queen Alliquippa, a leader of the Seneca tribe of American Indians during the early part of the 18th century.
ALOPE f Apache
Borne by the first wife of the Apache chief Geronimo (1829-1909), daughter of Noposo, from the Nedni-Chiricahua band of Apache. She and her three children with Geronimo were killed by Mexican raiders.
AMADAHY f Cherokee
Means "forest water" in Cherokee. From the Cherokee a ma
'water' and a do hi i na ge
'forest' or a da
AMANK’AY f Aymara
Aymara feminine name derived from the word amankaya
ÁMÉÓHNÉ'E f Ojibwe
Means "walks along woman" in Cheyenne. From the Cheyenne -ameohe
'go by quickly' and -e'é
indicating the feminine.
AMEYALXOCHITL f Nahuatl
Nahuatl name derived from ameyalli
meaning "spring" and xochitl
AMINNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic Inuit feminine name derived from ameq
meaning "skin" and -nnguaq
meaning "dear, little".
AMMA f Norse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic
Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma
("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma
("grandmother") or Old Norse ama
("dark one").... [more]
AMONUTE f Algonquin
Of unknown meaning. This was one of Pocahontas
's 'secret' names. At the time Pocahontas was born, it was common for Powhatan Native Americans to be given several personal names, to have more than one name at the same time, to have secret names that only a select few knew, and to change their names on important occasions... [more]
ANAHÍ f Spanish (Latin American), Tupí
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]
ÂNÂRAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "there is the little one!". Possibly with the suffix -raq
ÁNGA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'niece (her brother's daughter)'.
ANGAJU f & m Greenlandic
Means "older sibling of the same sex" in Greenlandic, thus either "big brother (to a boy)" or "big sister (to a girl)".
ANGERLARNEQ f Greenlandic
South Greenlandic name meaning "she who has returned home", originally used as a nickname for someone named after a deceased family member, due to ritual name avoidance (taboos in mentioning names of deceased relatives, even when newborns had been named for them).
ANGPETU f Sioux
Means "day" in Lakota. From the Lakota aŋpétu
ANIA m Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant form of Ane
or Greenlandic name meaning "her older brother", from a combination of Ane
, a Greenlandic possessive-genitive marker.