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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
T’iis

Cottonwood (Navajo)

Native American

Hotah

Gray / Brown

Native American

Tahoe

Big water

Native American

Ocunnowhurst

Yellow wolf (Cheyenne)

Native American

Daccota

Friend, ally

Native American

Yank

U.S. Northerner

Native American

Kaga

Chronicler

Native American

Ahmoua

Whale

Native American

Inteus

Has no shame

Native American

Niatohsa

Little French Man

Native American

Bidziil

He is strong (Navajo)

Native American

Chetanluta

Red Hawk

Native American

Menawa

Great Warrior

Native American

Kitchi

Brave (Algonquin)

Native American

Shoemowetochawcawe

High backed wolf (Cheyenne)

Native American

Dichali

Speaks a lot

Native American

Maminnic

Head of an Eagle

Native American

Patwin

Man

Native American

Wambli waste

Good eagle (Dakota)

Native American

Askook

Snake (Algonquin)

Native American

Ashkii

Boy (Navajo)

Native American

Awan

Somebody

Native American

Hassun

Stone (Algonquin)

Native American

Voistitoevitz

White cow (Cheyenne)

Native American

Wanahton

Charger (Sioux)

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.