Apache Names

Apache names are used by the Apache peoples of the southwestern United States.
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BAISHANmNative American, Apache
Means "knife" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
COCHISEmNative American, Apache
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
GOUYENfNative American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOYATHLAYmNative 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.
NAICHEmNative American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.