are used by the Sioux people of the central United States and Canada.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CETANWAKUWA m Sioux
Means "attacking hawk" in Lakota, from Lakota čhetáŋ
"hawk" and wakhúwa
"hunter, to hunt or chase".
CHANKOOWASHTAY m Sioux
Means "good path", from Lakota čhaŋkú
"road, path, trail" and wašté
"to be good".
CHASKA m Sioux
Could possibly refer to the "first born son" in a Siouan language, perhaps from the Lakota čhiŋkší
'son' or the Dakota cinhintku
'son'. ... [more]
EHAWEE f Sioux
Means "laughing maiden" in Lakota, from the Lakota iȟáȟa
ENAPAY m Sioux
Means "roars bravely in the face of danger" in Lakota. From the Lakota uŋȟnápi
, from ȟná
'to groan, snort, growl, grunt, utter like a bear (as an expression of emotional excitement or self encouragement in meeting pain or danger bravely, also anger, sorrow)'.
EYOTA f Sioux
Means "greatest", from Lakota iyótaŋ
"most, greatest, best, special, important".
HOWAHKAN m Sioux
Means "in a very strong voice" or "in a sacred voice" in Lakota. From the Lakota hówakȟaŋyaŋ
, from hó
'voice' and wakȟáŋ
ISHTASAPA m Sioux
Means "dark eyed" in Lakota. From the Lakota ištá
'eye' and sápa
MAKA f Sioux, New World Mythology
Means "earth, ground, soil" in Lakota. In Oglala Lakota (Sioux) mythology, Makȟá (less correctly spelled Maka) was created by Íŋyaŋ ("stone"), then given the spirit Makȟá-akáŋl ("earth goddess").
MATO m Sioux
Means "bear; fiercely angry" in Lakota. From the Lakota matȟó
'bear; to be fiercely angry, to be a shark at'.
MATOSKAH m Sioux
Means "polar bear", from Lakota from matȟó
"bear" and ska
MISAE f & m Sioux
Means "white sun" in the Osage language. From the Osage mi
'sun' and ska
NAHIMANA f Sioux
Means "secret". Likely derived from a mistranslation of the Dakota Sioux word nahmana
'secret', as in a sly or covert way.
OGALEESHA m Sioux
Means "wears a red shirt" in Lakota. From ógle
'wear clothes', šá
'to be red'.
OHANZEE m Sioux
Means "to be overshadowed, overcast, be a shadow on; shaded, cast a shadow on" in Lakota. From the Lakota aháŋzi
OHITEKAH m Sioux
Means "brave, fierce, warlike" in Lakota. From the Lakota ohítikA
'to be brave, fierce, bold, daring, furious, foolhardy, violent; terrifying, ferocious, warlike, recklessly bold'.
OJINJINTKA f Sioux
Means "wildrose", from Lakota uŋžíŋžiŋtka
'wild rose fruits, wildrose, rosehip, rosebud'.
OTAKTAY m Sioux
Means "kills many" in Lakota. From the Lakota óta
(oh'-tay) 'to be many, much, a lot of, plenty' and kté
(k'tay) 'to kill, slaughter'.
PAYTAH m Sioux
Means "fire" in Lakota. From the Lakota pȟéta
SINTEMAZA m Sioux
Means "iron tail" in Lakota. From the Lakota siŋté
'tail' and mázasapa
SNANA f Sioux
Means "to jingle, ring", from Lakota snásna
ŠÓTA m Sioux
From the Lakota šóta
) meaning "smoke".
TACANIPILUTA m Sioux
Means "red tomahawk" in Lakota. From the Lakota čhaŋȟpí
'tomahawk' and lúta
(lu'-tah) 'scarlet, to be red'.
TAHATAN m Sioux
Means "hawk, falcon" in Lakota. From čhetáŋ
TASHINA f Sioux (Modern), American (Modern, Rare)
Lakota Sioux name meaning "her shawl", found in the historic names Tȟašína Lúta Wiŋ
(translated as "Red Blanket"), Tȟašína Máni
("Moving Robe Woman", "Walking Blanket Woman" or "She Walks with Her Shawl"; borne by a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux woman who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn) and Tashina Topa Win
("Her Four Robes" or "Four Blankets Woman"; borne by the younger of Sitting Bull's last two wives)... [more]
TASUNKE m Sioux
From Lakota Tȟašúŋke
meaning "his horse". This is found in Tȟašúŋke Witkó
, the original Lakota name of the Oglala leader known to the English-speaking world as Crazy Horse (c.1842-1877).
TATONGA m Sioux
Means "large deer" in Lakota. From the Lakota tȟáȟča
'deer' and tȟáŋka
(ton'-kah) 'to be large, big, great'.
WAMBLEE m Sioux
Means "eagle, golden eagle" in Lakota. From the Lakota waŋblí
(wahm-hel'-lee) 'eagle, golden eagle', sometimes used as a generic term for both golden eagles and bald eagles.
WAMLISAPA f Sioux
Means "black eagle" in Lakota. From the Lakota waŋblí
(wahm-hel'-lee) 'eagle, golden eagle', and sah'-pah
WANAHTON m Sioux
Means "one who attacks, charges; charger" in Lakota, from the Lakota waánataŋ
. This was borne by Chief Wánataŋ (ca. 1795-1848), also known as Wanata and Wanataan, a leader of the Yanktonai, a tribe of the Dakota.
WASHTA f Sioux
Means "to be good; pretty; handsome; attractive" in Lakota. From the Lakota wašté
WICHAHPI f Sioux
From Lakota wičháȟpi
(wee-chahk'-pee) "a star, stars".
WI-SAPA m Sioux
Means "black sun", from Lakota wee
"sun" and sah'-pah
WITASHNAH f Sioux
Means "virgin" from Lakota witȟáŋšna úŋ
) "to be a single woman, unwed woman, virgin".
ZITKALA-ŠA f Sioux
Means "red bird" from Lakota ziŋtkála
"bird" and šá
"red". This name was adopted by a Yankton Dakota writer and political activist, birth name Gertrude Simmons (1876-1938).