Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. shie-AN
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Dakota word shahiyena meaning "red speakers". This is the name of a Native American people of the Great Plains. The name was supposedly given to the Cheyenne by the Dakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.

Related Names

VariantCheyanne

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Entry updated March 21, 2014