Sioux Submitted Names

Sioux names are used by the Sioux (Lakota and Dakota) 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.
Akecheta m Sioux, Popular Culture
Means "soldier" in Lakota. From the Lakota akíčhita "soldier, army, military, troops, police".... [more]
Angpetu f Sioux
From the Lakota aŋpétu "day, daytime".
Anoki m Sioux
Means "actor" in Sioux.
Anpaytoo f Sioux
Variant of Angpetu.
Azayamankawin f Sioux
Means "berry picker". Name borne by a Mdewakanton Dakota woman, known for running a ferry service in St Paul Minnesota, and for sitting for many photographic portraits.
Canowicakte m Sioux
Means "good hunter of the forest", from Lakota čhúŋwaŋča "forest", waókA "good hunter", and kté "to kill".
Capa m Sioux
Means "beaver" in Sioux.
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".
Cha-o-ha m Sioux
Means "in the wilderness" or "among the trees" in the Lakota language, referring to someone at one with nature.... [more]
Chaske m Sioux
Means "junior" or "firstborn son" in Dakota. See also Chaska.
Chatan m Sioux
Variant of Chaytan.
Chaytan m Sioux
From the Lakota čhetáŋ "falcon, hawk".
Chumani f Sioux
From Lakota čhumní "dew drops".
Dowanhowee f Sioux
Means “singing voice” in Lakota.
Ehawee f Sioux
Means "laughing maiden" in Lakota, from the Lakota iȟáȟa meaning "to laugh".
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".
Hantaywee f Sioux
Means "faithful" in Sioux.
Ȟéla m Sioux
Means "little mountain" in Lakota. This is the Lakota name of famous basketball player Kyrie Irving, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe through his late mother.
Hotah m Sioux
Means "grey" or "brown" in Sioux.
Howahkan m Sioux
Means "in a very strong voice" or "in a sacred voice" in Lakota. From the Lakota hówakȟaŋyaŋ, from 'voice' and wakȟáŋ 'sacred, spiritual'.
Ishtasapa m Sioux
Means "dark eyed" in Lakota. From the Lakota ištá 'eye' and sápa "black'.
Kadoka m & f Sioux
From the Sioux, “hole in the wall.”
Kangee m & f Sioux
Means "crow", from Lakota kȟaŋǧí.
Kimimila f Sioux
From Lakota kimímila "butterfly".
Kohana m Sioux
Means "swift; speedy; rapid" in Sioux.
Macawi f Sioux
Means "coyote" in Lakota.
Mahkah m Sioux
Means "earth; ground" in Sioux.
Mahpee m Sioux
Variant of Mahpiya.
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").
Makawee f Sioux
Derived from a Sioux word meaning "generous".
Mapiya f Sioux
Variant of Mahpiya.
Matȟósapa m Sioux
Means "black bear" in the Lakota language.
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 word matȟó meaning "bear" and ska meaning "white".
Misae f & m Sioux
Means "white sun" in the Osage language. From the Osage mi 'sun' and ska 'white'.
Nahimana f Sioux
Derived from the Dakota Sioux word nahmana meaning "secret".
Ogaleesha m Sioux
Means "wears a red shirt" in Lakota. From ógle 'shirt', iglúzA '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 (pay'-tah) 'fire'.
Sintemaza m Sioux
Means "iron tail" in Lakota. From the Lakota siŋté 'tail' and mázasapa (mah'-zah) 'iron'.
Ska f Sioux
Meaning, "bird."
Snana f Sioux
Means "to jingle, ring", from Lakota snásna.
Šóta m Sioux
From the Lakota šóta (shoh'-lah) 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 'hawk, falcon'.
Taheton m Sioux
Variant of Tahatan.
Tamílapéšni m Sioux
Meaning, "dull knife."
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).
Taté-iyòhiwin f Sioux
Means "Every Wind" or "Reaches for the Wind" in Dakota. This was the name adopted by Ellen Simmons, the mother of Dakota musician, activist and writer Zitkála-Šá (legal name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin).
Tatonga m Sioux
Means "large deer" in Lakota. From the Lakota tȟáȟča 'deer' and tȟáŋka (ton'-kah) 'to be large, big, great'.
Teetonka m Sioux
"talks too much; big lodge"
Tokala m & f Sioux
Means "kit fox" in Lakota or Dakota. This name was used by American author Franklin Welles Calkins for a female character in his novel The Wooing of Tokala (1907). It is borne by American actor Tokala Black Elk (1984-).
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 "black".
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 (wash" tay).
Wi f & m Sioux
Means "sun" in Lakota.
Wicapiwakan f Sioux
From Lakota wičháȟpi "star" and wakȟáŋ "sacred, holy".
Wichahpi f Sioux
From Lakota wičháȟpi (wee-chahk'-pee) "a star, stars".
Win f Sioux
Means "woman" in Lakota or another Sioux language.
Wi-sapa m Sioux
Means "black sun", from Lakota wee "sun" and sah'-pah "black".
Witashnah f Sioux
Means "virgin" from Lakota witȟáŋšna úŋ (wee-tahn-shee-nah) "to be a single woman, unwed woman, virgin".
Yakari m Popular Culture, Sioux (?)
The name of the title character, a little Sioux boy, in the French-Belgian comic book series Yakari (1973-) and its television adaptions (1983, 2005).
Zikana f Sioux
Meaning, "white."
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).