Algonquin Submitted Names

Algonquin names are used by the Algonquin people of Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abooksigun m Algonquin
Means "wildcat" in Algonquin.
Abukcheech m Algonquin
Means "mouse" in Algonquin.
Achachak m Siksika, Algonquin
Means "spirit" in Siksika.
Ahanu m Algonquin
Means "he laughs" in Algonquin.
Amonute f Algonquin, Powhatan
Of unknown meaning. This was one of Pocahontas's 'secret' names.
Chepi f & m Algonquin, New World Mythology, Wampanoag, Narragansett
Means "ghost" in Wampanoag and Narragansett. It was another name for Hobomock.
Chicago f & m Algonquin
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.
Hobomock m & f Algonquin, Wampanoag, Narragansett, New World Mythology
In Algonquin legends (mainly Wampanoag and Narragansett) Hobomock is the manito the spirit of death: a destructive, often evil, being. He is subject of many Wampanoag 'bogeyman' stories, warning children away from dangerous or naughty behavior... [more]
Hurit m & f Siksika, Algonquin
Means "good, fine, beautiful, handsome" in Unami, an extinct Algonquian language formerly spoken by Lenape people. This is not used as a name by the Lenape.
Kanti f Siksika, Algonquin
Means "sings" in Siksika and Algonquin.
Keme m Algonquin
Means "secret" in Algonquin, derived from the Algonquin kiim.
Kesegowaase m Algonquin
Means "fast; speedy; rapid" in Algonquin.
Kestejoo m Algonquin
Means "slave" in Algonquin.
Kitchi m Algonquin
Means "brave" in Algonquin.
Machk m Algonquin
Means "bear" in Algonquin.
Mahigan m Algonquin (Rare)
Derived from Algonquin mahigan "wolf".
Makkapitew m Algonquin
Means "he has large teeth" in Algonquin, from Algonquin mamàngàbide "to have large teeth".
Matoaka f Algonquin
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]
Matunaaga m Algonquin
Means "fighting; battle" in Algonquin.
Matwau m Algonquin
Means "enemy" in Algonquin.
Megedagik m Algonquin
Means "he kills a lot" in Algonquin.
Melkedoodum m Algonquin
Means "presumptuous; pretentious" in Algonquin.
Mukki m Algonquin
Means "boy" in Algonquin.
Nittawosew f Algonquin
Means "she isn't sterile" in Algonquin.
Numees f Algonquin
Means "sister" in Algonquin.
Opechancanough m Algonquin
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]
Powhatan m Algonquin
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]
Samoset m Algonquin (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).
Takhi f Algonquin
Means "cold" in Algonquin.
Vassagijik m Algonquin
The name for "Greasy Mouth" an eccentric and erratic culture hero and might be derived from the Algonquin Wesucechak.
Wapun f Siksika, Algonquin
Means "dawn" in Siksika.
Watseka f Algonquin
Means "pretty girl" in Potawatomi, from the Potawatomi winsakeekyahgo "pretty girl".
Wawetseka f Algonquin, Siksika
Means "pretty woman" in Siksika.