October 7th, 2019 Last Updated on: June 2nd, 2020
All new parents know naming your child is one of the hardest decisions you'll probably ever have to make.
Native American baby names are unique, and they have powerful, sentimental, and beautiful meanings behind them.
Anyone with an American Indian background can pay the ultimate homage to their heritage by giving their bundle of joy a classic Native American name.
Keep reading for 50 unique Native American boy and girl names.
And if you are looking for shower gifts, be sure to check our Native American baby gift guide!
Native American Girl Names
This girl's name means “forever flowering.”
If you like shorter names, Bly is a girl's name meaning “tall or high.”
A beautiful girl's name with an even more beautiful meaning. Cheona means “white dove.”
A female name that means “magnolia.”
Halona is a female name meaning “fortune.”
If you have a little girl in the winter, maybe name her Istas, it means “snow.”
Just like the name of former President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia means “calm” and is derived from the name Mary.
This popular girl's name is common in other cultures as well; it means “mighty or fire.”
This unique name is a Chippewa girl's name meaning “grandmother or daughter of the moon.”
The Native American Algonquin name means “mountain.” Usually, it's a girl's name.
Arguably the most famous Native American name, it means “playful one.”
A beautiful girl's name meaning “leaping water.”
Just like actress Winona Rider, the name means “the first daughter.”
A common Native American girl's name meaning “new moon or coming moon.”
Another famous name on the list. It means “bird woman.”
This stunning girl's name literally means “beautiful.”
A cute name for a little girl that means “sweet.”
Shysie is a girl's name that means “silent little one.”
Similar to Dakoda, this female name means “friend to all.”
A lovely girl's name that means “new moon.”
Makawee means “Generous, abundant, freely giving and motherly” in Sioux
Native American Boy Names
Adriel is a native American boy's name that means “beaver or symbol of skill.”
While this name may sound different to some, it's a male Navajo name meaning “he is strong.”
A powerful name for a little boy. Cochise means “Renowned warrior chief of the Chiricahua Apache.”
Another firm male name, Dasan means “chief.”
Elu is a boy's name that means “full of grace.”
This cool boy's name means “spirit warrior.”
Jacy is a common male Native American name meaning “the moon.”
A popular name for boys Chayton means “falcon.”
Another unique boy's name. Kosumi means “fishes for salmon with a spear.”
This cute boy's name means “sparrow” in Hopi.
A solid boy's name meaning “one who is alert and watchful.”
This sweet-sounding boy's name means “bear.”
Nahele is a boy's name that means “forest.”
This boy's name means “above or high place.”
A boy's name that means “he who wrestles.”
Just like the city, it means “man of high status.”
This male name means “giver of the water.”
An adorable name for a little boy. Tokala means “fox.”
This popular male name means “friend.”
A strong name for a boy, Tyee means “chief, leader, or big and superior.”
Paco is a male name meaning “eagle.”
A male Navajo name that means “brother.”
Wapi is a male name that means “lucky.”
Native American Names For Both Boys and Girls
Dakota is a popular name for both male and female babies across America. The Native American name means “friend.”
This name is ultra popular now. It means “willow tree” in Navajo.
Mika is often used for both boys and girls; the name means “rabbit.”
This stunning name means “valley of the wind.”
Onacona means “white owl” in Cherokee.
This name is a variation of Cheyanne that means “sight of day.”
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