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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Payatt

He is coming

Native American

Wanikiy

Savior (Sioux)

Native American

Aweinon

Movign Flowers

Native American

Hiamovi

High chief (Cheyenne)

Native American

Wowashi

Worker

Native American

Zelozelos

Cricket

Native American

Sauts

European (Roman) Nose

Native American

Makkapitew

He has large teeth (Algonquin)

Native American

Shawney

Native American

Tuari

Young Eagle

Native American

Aponivi

Where the wind blows down the gap (Hopi)

Native American

Charaka

Native American

Wohehiv

Dull knife (Cheyenne)

Native American

Okhmhaka

Little wolf (Cheyenne)

Native American

Nodin

Windy Day

Native American

Niyol

Wind (Navajo)

Native American

Massachusetts

Around the Big Hill

Native American

Nastas

Curve like foxtail grass (Navajo)

Native American

Dakoeta

Friend, ally

Native American

Otoahnacto

Bull bear (Cheyenne)

Native American

Kwahu

Eagle (Hopi)

Native American

Naalnish

He works (Navajo)

Native American

Texas

Friend

Native American

Kosumi

Fishes for salmon with spear (Miwok)

Native American

Hassun

Stone (Algonquin)

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.