Iroquois Names

Iroquois names are used by the Iroquois people of the United States and Canada.
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Hiawatha m History, Indigenous American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a Mohawk or Onondaga leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy, possibly in the 15th century. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Kaniehtiio f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
Kawisenhawe f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
Odeserundiye m Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "lightning has struck" in Mohawk. This was the name of an 18th-century Mohawk chief, also called John Deseronto.
Onangwatgo m Indigenous American, Oneida
Means "big medicine" in Oneida. This was the name of a chief of the Oneida people, also named Cornelius Hill (1834-1907).
Skenandoa m Indigenous American, Oneida
Probably from the name of the Shenandoah River in the eastern United States, which is of uncertain origin. This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief.
Tekakwitha f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things" or "she who puts things in place" in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri, was the first Native American Catholic saint.