Apache Names

Apache names are used by the Apache peoples of the southwestern United States.
gender
usage
Baishan m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "knife" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
Cochise m Indigenous American, Apache
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
Gouyen f Indigenous American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
Goyathlay m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
Naiche m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.