Taíno Submitted Names

Taíno names are used in the Caribbean.
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AGÜEYBANÁ m Taíno (Archaic)
Interpreted to mean "the great sun" in Taino.
ANACAONA f Taíno, Mexican
Means "golden flower" in Taíno, from ana "flower" and caona "gold". This was the name of the cacica (a female cacique, or queen) who ruled the native Taíno (Arawak) people of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola when the conquistadors settled there in 1492... [more]
BEHECHIO m Taíno
Name of the king,cacique of the kingdom of Xaragua in Hispaniola. He was the older brother of Anacaona.
CAGUAX m Taíno (Archaic)
Name of the cacique of the Turabo region of Puerto Rico at the time of the arrival of Columbus.
CAONABO m Taíno
Name of the king, cacique of Maguana a kingdom on the island of Hispaniola. He was married to Anacaona and was resisted Spanish rule.
GUACANAGARI m Taíno
Name of the king, cacique of Marian a kingdom on the island of Hispaniola. Marian was captured by the Spanish and Guacanagari fled.
GUARIONEX m Taíno
From Taino "brave noble lord." Guarionex was the king, cacique of Magua, a kingdom on the island of Hispaniola. He was eventually captured by the Spanish after fleeing their attacks.
HATUEY m Taíno
Name of a Taino leader who fled from the Spanish to Cuba. When he was captured he was asked if wanted to be baptized so he could go to heaven. He then asked if the Spanish went to heaven. The priest answered yes and he said that he would not want to spend eternity with the Spanish because they where the most evil horrible people he had ever met... [more]
HIGUANAMA f Taíno
Name of the queen, cacique of the kingdom of Higuey on the island of Hispaniola.
OROCOBIX m Taíno (Archaic)
Name of the cacique of the Jatibonicu region of Puerto Rico at the time of the arrival of Columbus.
TÍNIMA f Caribbean, Taíno (Archaic)
A former cacica in Cuba.
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