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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aweinon

Movign Flowers

Native American

Ts~egan

Crane (Algonquin)

Native American

Molimo

Meaning unkown

Native American

Otoahhastis

Tall bull (Cheyenne)

Native American

Jahdahdieh

Whale Who Sails

Native American

Istaqa

Coyote man (Hopi)

Native American

Hoowanneka

Little elk

Native American

Waquini

Hook nose (Cheyenne)

Native American

Zuni

Native American

Sikyahonaw

Yellow bear (Hopi)

Native American

Tumenah

Ek Foot

Native American

Shawnee

Native American

Migisi

Eagle

Native American

Yahto

Blue

Native American

Cha’akmongwi

Crier chief (Hopi)

Native American

Harkahome

Little robe (Cheyenne)

Native American

Wanbli

Eagle

Native American

Kohkahycumest

White crow or white antelope (Cheyenne)

Native American

Patamon

Tempest

Native American

Makya

One who Hunts Eagles

Native American

Wahmenitu

Spirit in the Water

Native American

Enyeto

Walks as a bear

Native American

Aranck

Stars (Algonquin)

Native American

Awan

Somebody

Native American

Napowsa

Travelling Bear

Native American

Discover the wonder of Native American boy names with us. Rich in culture and meaning, these magnificent monikers deserve far more attention than they get. Since there are many tribal languages, you’ll find all sorts of sounds and styles among them, giving every parent a chance to find a name they love. Let’s browse through these amazing names, together.

Few Native American boy names are common, but there are some you can find on the baby name chart. Dakota is the only one you’ll see in the Top 1000, but you can also find his variant, Dakoda further down the charts. Dakota is a tribe name, and he means “friend” or “ally.” There’s also their rhyming brother Lakota, another tribe name. Like Dakoda, he’s rare, but we think he’s handsome and a powerful way to honor your heritage. Shayan is another distinct pick that parents love. He’s also used in Persian culture, which may make him an attractive choice for parents seeking to link backgrounds in a name.

While Native American boy names aren’t common, we see many that could catch on and grow in popularity. Texas is a top pick, as this place name darling comes with the super cool nickname of Tex. He has an off-the-charts cool factor, and we can imagine him as a charismatic boy with a love of adventure. Alabama is another place name gem, and his nickname of Bam would be precious on an active little one. There’s Wyoming, too, and he’s an attractive alternative to the popular Wyatt in sound. We love the spring of his -ing ending as well. You could try out Hassun, a name meaning “stone” whose ending mirrors more popular names. Or you could check out Adohi. Meaning “from the woods,” he has the trending vowel ending, and we love his natural-themed roots.

Taking a deeper dive into names can help you settle on a contender. Aside from the tribe they’re associated with, you can look at a name’s meaning. The ones behind Native American boy names are hard to beat. Yuma means “son of the chief,” making him an excellent choice for your firstborn son. Ahiga is well-suited for a little one who’s conquered life’s obstacles, as his meaning of “he fights” perfectly captures his spirit. For a strong meaning, look at Bodaway, meaning “fire maker,” and Cheveyo, meaning “spirit warrior.”

Native American names are often rooted in the awe of nature. You can show your love of it with Sequoia, a tree name that also means “sparrow” in the Cherokee language. Then there’s Tahoe, a rugged pick that means “big water,” fitting for a water-loving baby boy. For animal lovers, check out Tokori, a playful name that means “owl.” We love that he has the nickname option of Kori, too. Other animal-linked Native American boy names include Hosa, Inali, and Ahmik.

With so many to choose from, we hope you find your next favorite in Native American boy names.