AbequefOjibwe Possibly means "she stays at home" in Ojibwe, from Ojibwe abi "s/he is at home, sits in a certain place" and ishkwii "s/he stays behind" or nazhikewabi/anzhikewabi "s/he lives alone, is home alone, sits alone".
ApanifSiksika From the Blackfoot word apaniiwa "butterfly", with the animate noun suffix -wa omitted.
ApikunimSiksika Means "spotted robe" in Blackfeet. This name was given to the American fur trader and historian James Willard Schultz (1859-1947), who lived among the Pikuni tribe of Blackfeet Indians from 1880-82.
AquinnahfWampanoag Means "land under the hill" in Wampanoag. This is also the name of a town on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. American actor Michael J. Fox gave this name to his daughter born in 1995.
Chepif & mAlgonquin, New World Mythology Many baby name sites and books list this name as meaning "fairy" in Algonquin but that is incorrect. It more accurately means "ghost", and it was another name for Hobomock, the manito ('spirit') of death-- a destructive, often evil being... [more]
Chicagof & mAlgonquin Possibly means "onion" or "garlic" in the Miami-Illinois language. From the Algonquin shigàgowinj 'onion' or wàbi-shigàgowinj 'garlic'. The name of the city of Chicago, the capital of Illinois, was likely given because garlic supposedly grew in abundance in the area.
HabbamockmWampanoag Borne by a Wampanoag Native American who served as a guide, interpreter, and aide to the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The name may have been a pseudonym, as it means "mischievous".
HetiwafArapaho This name was given to my grandmother in 1912 when she was born in Hammon Oklahoma. She was named by an Arapaho or Cheyenne Indian Chief. I was hoping to find out what it means and if anyone which tribe it was?
HosamArapaho (Anglicized) From the Arapaho name Hóuusóó meaning "young crow" or "young raven". Chief Hosa or Little Raven was a 19th-century Southern Arapaho leader who oversaw the resettlement of his people into Oklahoma.
KatonahmLenape, History Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from a Munsee cognate of Unami kitahtëne meaning "big mountain". This was the name of a 17th-century Native American leader, the sachem (chief) of the Munsee-speaking Ramapo people in present-day western Connecticut... [more]
MatoakafAlgonquin Of unknown meaning. This was one of Pocahontas's 'secret' names. At the time Pocahontas was born, it was common for Powhatan Native Americans to be given several personal names, to have more than one name at the same time, to have secret names that only a select few knew, and to change their names on important occasions... [more]
MiskweminanocsquafAlgonquin Means "Raspberry Star Woman" in the Eastern Algonquin language of Mohegan-Pequot. A famous bearer is Miss Native American USA 2017-2018, Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams.
Ontonagonf & mOjibwe Located in the state of Michigan, this Upper Peninsula county, which features the Porcupine Mountains, is named after the Ontonagon River. The name is said to be derived from an Ojibwe language word Nondon-organ, meaning "hunting river"... [more]
OpechancanoughmAlgonquin Means "he whose soul is white" in Powhatan. A noted bearer was a tribal chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of what is now Virginia in the United States, and its leader from sometime after 1618 until his death in 1646... [more]
PowhatanmAlgonquin The name of the Native American confederation of tribes in Virginia, which English colonists mistook for the name of Chief Wahunsenacawh, the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607... [more]
Sâkowêwf & mCree Means "He/She makes a joyful sounds" or "War Whoop" in Cree.
SamosetmAlgonquin (Anglicized) Means "He who walks over much" in Algonquin. This was the name of an Abenaki chief. He was the first Native American to make contact with the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts and introduced them to Tisquantum (Squanto).
TuspaquinmWampanoag Name of the "Black Sachem", a Wampanoag war captain who was feared by the English.
VætildrfAncient Scandinavian, Algonquin, Beothuk Probably an Old Norse form of an unknown Algonquin or Beothuk name, though the second element coincides with Old Norse hildr "battle". (The Beothuk people, now extinct, were a Native American tribe who originally inhabited Newfoundland, Canada.) This was the name of an Aboriginal woman briefly mentioned in the Viking saga 'Saga of Erik the Red'.
VassagijikmAlgonquin The name for "Greasy Mouth" an eccentric and erratic culture hero and might be derived from the Algonquin Wesucechak.
Way-me-tig-o-zhe-quayfOjibwe Found academic translation is "French woman". This Ojibwe woman was married (young) to a French fur trader...
WeenjipahkihelexkwefLenape Means "Touching Leaves Woman" in the Unami (now extinct but being revitalized) language of the Lenape people. A notable bearer was Nora Thompson Dean (1907-1984), a traditionalist and one of the last fluent speakers of the southern Unami dialect of the Lenape language.