Indigenous American Submitted Names

These names are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabit North and South America.
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Aaggaali f Greenlandic
Younger form of Ãggâle.
Aaggaataat f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ãggâtât.
Aaggaati f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ãggâte.
Aaja f Greenlandic
From Greenlandic -aaja, an affix used for and by children used as a name.
Aajaajaq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âjâjaĸ.
Aajamaak f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âjamâk.
Aajorat f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âjorat.
Aaju m & f Greenlandic
From a childish pronunciation of the Greenlandic word angaju "older sibling of the same sex" (see Angaju).
Aajunnguaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "dear older sibling" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aaju and the diminutive suffix nnguaq "sweet, dear, little".
Aakaja f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âkaja.
Aakasak m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âkasak.
Aakasik f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âkasik.
Aakattak m Greenlandic
Possibly a dialect form of Âkasik.
Aakeeq f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âkêĸ.
Aakkuluk f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ãkuluk.
Aakooq f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âkôĸ.
Aakulu f Greenlandic
Means "sweet little one" in Greenlandic.
Aalaaraq f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âlâraĸ.
Aalari f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âlare.
Aali m Greenlandic
Younger spelling of Âle.
Aaliit f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âlît.
Aalik m Greenlandic
Modern variant of Alik
Aaliksi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âlikse.
Aalissi f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âlíse.
Aallaaritaa m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Autdlâritâ.
Aalua f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alua.
Aamaasi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âmâse.
Aamannguaq f & m Greenlandic
Derived from Greenlandic aama "glow, glowing coal" (cf. Aamaq) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq meaning "sweet, dear, little".
Aamaq f Greenlandic
Means "ember, glowing coal" in Greenlandic.
Aanaaraq f Greenlandic
Younger form of Ânâraĸ.
Aanakwad m & f Ojibwe
Means "cloud" in Ojibwe.
Aanakwadikwe f Ojibwe
Derived from the Ojibwe word aanakwad meaning "cloud" and ikwe meaning "woman".
Aanakwadinini m Ojibwe
Derived from the Ojibwe word aanakwad meaning "cloud" and inini meaning "man".
Aanakwadmeskwa m & f Ojibwe
Derived from the Ojibwe word aanakwad meaning "cloud" and meskwa meaning "red".
Aanarsi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ânarse.
Aanasi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ânase.
Aanasiina f Greenlandic
Younger form of Ânasîna.
Aani f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âne
Aaninnguaq f Greenlandic
Means "sweet little Aani" in Greenlandic.
Aanissi f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âníse.
Aanitsi f Greenlandic
Younger form of Ânitse.
Aanka m Greenlandic (Rare)
Younger form of Ãngka.
Aanngiiuk f & m Greenlandic (Rare)
Younger form of Ãngîjuk.
Aannguaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "sweet one" in Greenlandic.
Aannu m Greenlandic
Diminutive of Angâĸ and Angãnguaĸ.
Aansi m Greenlandic
Younger form of Ãnse.
Aansiina f Greenlandic
Younger form of Ãnsîna.
Aansu f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ânso.
Aanta m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ânta.
Aantariarsi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ãntariarse.
Aantuunitta f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ãntûníta.
Aapak f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âpak.
Aaparaami m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âparâme.
Aapia f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âpia.
Aappalittoq m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Augpaligtoκ.
Aappalittuatsiaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "the beautifully red one" in Greenlandic, originally a byname.
Aappaq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Áipaĸ.
Aaqa f Greenlandic
Younger form of Âĸa.
Aaqqat f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ârĸat.
Aaralaat m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âralât.
Aarsu f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ârsso.
Aarsuakkuluk m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ârssuákuluk.
Aarsuatsiaq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ârssuatsiaĸ.
Aaruna f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âruna.
Aasaf m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âsaf.
Aassanaaq m Inuit
Popular diminutive being Ossie.
Aasu m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âso.
Aataalia m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âtâlia.
Aataaliannguaq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âtâliánguaĸ.
Aatolfi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âtulfe.
Aavamiu m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âuvamio.
Aaviaaja f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Âviâja.
Aaviak f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Auiak.
Aawohkitopi m Siksika
Means "rode the enemy's horse" in Siksika.
Aazhawigiizhigokwe f Ojibwe (Anglicized)
Meaning, "goes across the sky woman" or "the hanging cloud."
Abedabun f Ojibwe
Possibly means "she/he sees in the distance" in Ojibwe, from Ojibwe waabi "she/he has vision, sees" and debaabam "see at a distance". It also means "seen at dawn; dawn" in Chippewa.
Abequa f Ojibwe
Variant of Abeque.
Abeque f Ojibwe
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".
Abeytu f Omaha-Ponca
Meaning "Green Leaf" in Omaha-Ponca.
Abeytzi m & f Omaha-Ponca
Means "yellow leaf" in Omaha-Ponca.
Abooksigun m Algonquin
Means "wildcat" in Algonquin.
Abukcheech m Algonquin
Means "mouse" in Algonquin.
Achachak m Siksika, Algonquin
Means "spirit" in Siksika.
Achanqara f Quechua
Means "begonia" in Quechua.
Achiq f Quechua
Means "light, bright" in Quechua.
Achirana f Quechua
Means "thanksgiving offering" in Quechua.
Achiyaku f Quechua
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku meaning "water".
Adami m Greenlandic (Rare)
Greenlandic form of Adam.
Adawosgi m Cherokee
Means "he is swimming" in Cherokee language.
Adeltú m Charrúa
The name belonged to Vicente Adeltú, a charruan tribe leader who lived in Buenos Aires. He was used by the Viceroy Avilés to convince other tribe leaders to be reduced and christianized.
Adlartok m & f Inuit
Inuit name meaning "clear sky"
Adohi m & f Cherokee
Means "woods, timber" in Cherokee.
Aénȯhea'eotse m Cheyenne
Means "attacking/charging hawk", from the Cheyenne aénohe 'hawk' and -a'eotse 'attack/charge'.
Aeru f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aero.
Aeruna f Greenlandic
Combination of Aeru and the suffix -na, indicating a personal name.
Agapeta f Greenlandic
Feminine form of Agapetus.
Agdlerúnguaĸ f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Agdlína f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Agdluaĸ m Greenlandic
Means "hole in the ice for fishing" in Greenlandic.
Agdlunâĸ m Greenlandic
Means "lace, strap" in Greenlandic.
Ãggâle f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Agathe.
Ãggâtât f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Agatha.
Ãggâte f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Agathe.
Aggusta f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Avgusta.
Aggustiina f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Augustîna.
Aggustiinusi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aggustînuse.
Aggustînuse m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Augustinus.
Agpa f & m Greenlandic
Means "thick-billed Murre", which is a type of bird.
Agpâĸ f Greenlandic
Means "chick of a a Thick-billed Murre".
Agssile m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Aksel.
Agto f Greenlandic
Means "being touched" in Greenlandic, derived from the Greenlandic attorpaa "to touch him/her/it".
Agüeybaná m Taíno (Archaic)
Interpreted to mean "the great sun" in Taino.
Aguna f Greenlandic
Variant of Ajuna.
Aguta m & f Inuit
Means "gatherer of the dead" in Inuit.
Ahanu m Algonquin
Means "he laughs" in Algonquin.
Ahchuchhwahauhhatohapit m Cree
Means "one who has stars for a blanket" in Cree.
Ahiga m Navajo
From Navajo ahigą́ "they fight or combat each other; they kill each other" or ahígą́ "you fight or combat each other; you kill each other".
Ahmicqui f & m Nahuatl
Means "something that does not die" in Nahuatl.
Ahote m Hopi
Means "restless ones."
Ah-shah-way-gee-she-go-qua f Ojibwe
Meaning, "hanging cloud."
Ahtunowhiho m New World Mythology, Cheyenne
Derived from Cheyenne ȧhtóno'e "under, below" and vé'ho'e "trickster, spider, white man". This is the name of a Cheyenne god who lives under the ground.
Ahuiliztli m & f Nahuatl
Means "joy" in Nahuatl.
Ahuludegi m Cherokee
Supposedly means "he who throws away the drum". The Cherokee name of John Jolly, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation–West.
Ahyouwaighs m Mohawk
Meaning unknown. A famous person is John Brant (easier to pronounce than his real name, which is here), who was a Mohawk leader and had a role in the War of 1812.
Aigssiarssuk f Greenlandic
Means "little Ptarmigan chick" in Greenlandic.
Aima f Greenlandic
Possibly from Natsilingmiut aimavik "home", Kivalliq aivuq "s/he goes towards", Greenlandic aivâ "fetches it", or Greenlandic airuq "coming home". It may also be a variant of Aumaĸ.
Aimánguaĸ f Greenlandic
Diminutive of Aima, using the suffix -nnguaq "sweet, dear".
Aimannguaq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aimánguaĸ.
Aininâĸ f Greenlandic (Archaic)
Possibly derived from Greenlandic aaniin "short time".
Áipaĸ m Greenlandic
Means "companion, husband" in Greenlandic.
Aisivak f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Aja f Greenlandic
From Greenlandic aja meaning "maternal aunt".
Ajaa f Greenlandic
Variant of Aja.
Ajaaja f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ajâja.
Ajâja f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of Aja, from a combination of Aja and the diminutive suffix -aaja, a Greenlandic affix used for and by children or a Greenlandic variant form of Ajajak.
Âjâjaĸ f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Ajajak f Greenlandic
Means "the one chanting 'ajaaja'" in Greenlandic. Ajaaja is an onomatopoeia.
Âjakorssuaĸ m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Âjamâk f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Ajano f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Ajanu f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ajano.
Ajei f Navajo
From Navajo ajéí "my heart" or "my pluck" (from the possessive pronoun a- + -jéí "the pleural and thoracic organs: heart, lungs, and liver" or, by figurative extension, "pluck").
Ajikutôĸ m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Âjo f & m Greenlandic
Older form of Aaju.
Âjorat f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Ajuna f Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant form of Ajut or a combination of it and -na, a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name.
Ajuna f Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant of Ajut (combination of Ajut and -na). In Greenlandic Mythology, Ajuna is the name of a woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun.
Ajut f Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Derived from Canadian Arctic ajujuq meaning "runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun.
Âĸa f Greenlandic
Short form of Aleĸa.
Âkaja f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Akapiita f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agapeta.
Âkasak m Greenlandic
Greenlandic masculine form of Âkasik.
Âkasik f Greenlandic
Means "poor little mite" in Greenlandic.
Ákat f Mohawk
Mohawk form of Ida.
Ákãtsiaĸ m Greenlandic
Means "beautiful, precious uncle (father's brother)" from Greenlandic Áka and -tsiaq "beautiful, precious".
Akecheta m Sioux, Popular Culture
Means "soldier" in Lakota. From the Lakota akíčhita "soldier, army, military, troops, police".... [more]
Âkêĸ f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Akicita m & f Sioux
Means "warrior" in Lakota.
Aĸigsseĸ f Greenlandic
Means "Rock Ptarmigan" in Greenlandic. A Rock Ptarmigan is a type of bird.
Aĸigssiaĸ f Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Means "Ptarmigan chick" in Greenlandic.
Akimiu f & m Greenlandic
Means "one who roams by the place under windows opposite the plank bed" in Greenlandic.
Akkaatsiaq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ákãtsiaĸ.
Akkompoin m Wampanoag
A brother of Massasoit.
Aklaq m & f Inuit
Meaning, "black bear."
Akllasisa f Quechua
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sisa, "flower".
Akllasumaq f Quechua
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sumaq, "beautiful".
Akoĸ f Greenlandic
Means "thighbone of a seal" or "corner of a fur/fleece" in Greenlandic.
Akoq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Akoĸ.
Aksile m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Aksel.
Aksili m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aksile.
Ákue m Greenlandic
Greenlandic short form of Aquila.
Akulluana f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Akuvdluana.
Ãkuluk f & m Greenlandic
Means "sweet little one" in Greenlandic.
Akuluk f Greenlandic
Feminine variant of Ãkuluk.
Akuvdluana f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Akwiraron m Mohawk
Notable bearer is child actor Akwiraron Louis Beauvais.
Alaappaat m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Alãpât.
Alaaq m Greenlandic
Younger form of Alâĸ.
Alagsantere m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alexander.
Alâĸ m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Alaqua f Indigenous American
Means "rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis)".
Âlâraĸ f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Âlare f Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Alasie f Inuit
Inuktitut form of Alice.
Alassanteri m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Alagsantere.
Aldora f Greenlandic
Feminine form of Aldor.
Aleĸ m Greenlandic
Means "harpoon line" in Greenlandic.
Aleĸa f Greenlandic
Means "older sister (of a boy)" in Greenlandic.
Aleĸatsiaĸ f & m Greenlandic
Means "beautiful, precious older sister of a boy" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aleĸa and the suffix -tsiaq "beautiful, precious".
Aleksantare m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alexander.
Aleq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aleĸ.
Alexandari m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aleksantare.
Alexe m Greenlandic, Romanian
Romanian short form of Alexandru and Greenlandic form of Alex.
Alexi m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Alexe.
Aligoĸ m Greenlandic
Means "mountain crystal, quartz" in Greenlandic.
Aligoq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aligoĸ.
Alihanru m Quechua
Quechua form of Alexander.
Âlik m Greenlandic (Archaic)
Derived from the Greenlandic word â meaning "here" and -lik meaning "equipped with".
Alika f English, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of Aleka, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
Âlikse m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alex.
Âlíse f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alice.
Âlît f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alice.
Aliwen m & f Mapuche
From Mapudungun aliwen meaning "tree."
Alla f Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic (Rare), Greenlandic (Rare)
Diminutive of names containing A(i)l, like Áila or the name element adal, like Aliisa.
Allaq m Greenlandic
Means "brown bear" in Greenlandic.
Allarneq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Atdlarneĸ.
Allerunnguaq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlerúnguaĸ.
Allinna f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlína.
Alliquippa f Iroquois
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a Seneca word meaning "hat". A noted bearer was Queen Alliquippa, a leader of the Seneca tribe of American Indians during the early part of the 18th century.
Alliyma f Quechua
Means "good person" or "good thing" in Quechua.
Alluaq m Greenlandic
Means "hole in the ice for fishing" in Greenlandic.
Allunaaq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlunâĸ.
Alope f Apache
Borne by the first wife of the Apache chief Geronimo (1829-1909), daughter of Noposo, from the Nedni-Chiricahua band of Apache. She and her three children with Geronimo were killed by Mexican raiders.
Alornerk m & f Inuit, Greenlandic
Means "under-feet" in Inuktitut and Greenlandic.
Alorugtaĸ m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Aloruttaq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Alorugtaĸ.
Alsoomse f Siksika
Means "independent" in Siksika.
Altoora f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Altôra.
Altôra f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Halldóra.
Aluhé f & m Spanish (Latin American), Mapuche
Derived from Mapudungun alwe (also used as am), referring to (the spirit/soul of) a dead person.
Alwirtu m Quechua
Quechua form of Albert.
Alwunsu m Quechua
Quechua form of Alfonso.
Áma f Ancient Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Norse Mythology
Feminine form of Ámr or a Greenlandic form of Amma. In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess.
Amaartivat f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Amârtivat.
Amadahy f Cherokee
Means "forest water" from Cherokee a ma "water" and a do hi i na ge "forest" or a da "wood".
Ama-edohi m Cherokee
Meaning, "water goer."
Ámâlia f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Amalia.
Amâlia f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Amalia.
Amambái f Guarani
Means "fern" in Guarani.
Amambay f Guarani
Means "fern" in Guarani.
Amancay f Quechua, Spanish (Latin American)
From the Quechua amánkay which is the name of a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".
Amank’ay f Aymara
Derived from Aymara amankaya meaning "lily".
Amapytu m Guarani
Means "spirit of the rain" in Guarani.
Amaqjuaq m Inuit, Popular Culture
Means "the strong one" in Inuit. It is the name of a character in 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'.
Amareĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant of Amaroĸ.
Amareq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Amareĸ.
Amaroq m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Amaroĸ.
Amârtivat f & m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Amaruq m & f Inuit
Inuit meaning "grey wolf."
Âmâse m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
Amatha f Cherokee
Means "fish" in Cherokee.
Ameĸ f Greenlandic
Means "skin" in Greenlandic.
Áméóhné'e f Cheyenne
Means "walks along woman", from Cheyenne -ameohe "go by quickly" and -e'é indicating the feminine.
Ameq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Ameĸ.