Pronounced Pron. TAWR-ə/TUWR-ə (English)
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Contributor Contrib.Tura Clark on 12/13/2006
Last Editor EditorOra on 5/6/2014
Noted bearer is American actress Tura Satana (1938-2011), born Suvaki to a Japanese-Filipino father and Cheyenne-Scots-Irish mother. She said of her names: "Suvaki means 'white chameleon' or 'white flower' in Japanese, but in Cheyenne it's 'Tura'.". There is actually no such Cheyenne name as Tura and the words in the language that correspond to the meaning bear no similarity. The true origin and meaning of Tura is unknown.