All new parents know naming your child is one of the hardest decisions you'll probably ever have to make. Native American 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 100 unique Native American baby names for boys and girls.
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These 100 names are all excellent options for your coming baby girl or boy. They're surging in popularity, but still unique enough to suit your one-of-a-kind bundle of joy.
American Indian Names for Girls
The Native American Algonquin name means “mountain.” Usually, it's a girl name.
This American Indian baby girl name means “fairy.”
One of the most popular names for girls, Aiyana means “forever flowering.”
A Cherokee Native American girl name that means “attractive.”
This unique name is a Chippewa girl name that means “grandmother or daughter of the moon.”
A beautiful girl's name that means “leaping water.”
A Native American girl name increasing in popularity that translates to “deer.”
A charming name that means “she plays all the time.”
A Native American girl name that translates into “warrior mother spirit.”
A Native American girl name that means “spirit.”
A girl name from the Hopi that means “clear water.”
A Hopi girl name that means “time of the winter solstice.”
A strong Hopi name that means “guardian of the people.”
A girl name originating from the Hopi meaning “crown.”
A short Hopi girl name that means “dance.”
A Hope Tribe girl name that translates into “remember.”
A popular name among Native Americans that means “sweet.”
A mystical Native American girl name that means “magic power.”
A common American Indian girl name that means “new moon or coming moon.”
This girl name means “visible sun.”
A girl name that means “wind.”
A Native American girl name growing in popularity that means “useful.”
Arguably the most famous Native American name, it means “playful one.”
Another famous name on the list. It means “bird woman.”
Just like actress Winona Rider, the name means “the first daughter.”
Similar to Dakoda, this female name means “friend to all.”
Makawee means “Generous, abundant, freely giving and motherly” in Sioux
A Sioux girl name means “swain maiden” or “graceful.”
A Native American girl name that translates into “dancing girl.”
A Native American girl name that means “mystic.”
A Sioux girl name that means “jingle like little bells.”
A Sioux tribe girl name meaning “sunset.”
A short girl's name popular among many Native Americans that means “woman.”
This three-letter name from the Zuni tribe means “beautiful.” It is, indeed, among the most beautiful Native American baby names.
A short Zuni tribe girl name that means “seed.”
Unknown Tribal Affiliation
If you like shorter names, Bly is a beautiful Native American girl's name meaning “tall or high.”
A beautiful girl name with an even more beautiful meaning. Cheona means “white dove.”
A Native American female name that's growing in popularity. It means “magnolia.”
Halona is a Native American baby girl name meaning “fortune.”
If you have a little girl in the winter, maybe name her Istas. It means “snow.”
This is one of the most popular Native American baby names, but it's common and growing in popularity in other cultures as well. It means “mighty or fire.”
This stunning girl name literally means “beautiful.”
Shysie is a girl's name that means “silent little one.” It's one of the more unique Native American baby names on this list.
A lovely Native American girl name that means “new moon.”
A girl name that's riding a wave of popularity. It translates into “pheasant.”
A Native American baby name that means “rich.”
A girl's name that means “pretty flower.” It's among the most lovely, memorable Native American baby names.
Native American Names for Boys
A Native American boy's name that means “East wind.”
Cochise means “Renowned warrior chief of the Chiricahua Apache.” It's one of the more powerful baby names for a little boy.
Jacy is a common male Native American name meaning “the moon.”
A strong name for a boy, Tyee means “chief, leader, or big and superior.”
An American Indian boy's name that means “spring frog.”
A Cheyenne boy name that means “chief.”
An adorable name for a little boy. Tokala means “fox.”
A Native American boy name that means “sage.”
This cool boy name means “spirit warrior.”
This cute boy name means “sparrow” in Hopi.
This Native American boy name means “one who follows orders.”
A Hopi tribe boy name that means “sun.”
A Native American boy name that translate into “warrior spirit who sings.”
A Hope tribe boy name meaning “one who brings.”
Just like the city, it means “man of high status.” Not a common name yet, but could easily grow in popularity in coming years.
This sweet-sounding boy name means “bear.”
Another unique boy name. Kosumi means “fishes for salmon with a spear.”
A Native American boy name that translates into “rippling water.”
Nahele is a boy name that means “forest.”
Adriel is an American Indian baby 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 male Navajo name that means “brother.”
A Native American boy name in Navajo that means “raven.”
This male name means “giver of the water.” It's strong, memorable and also growing in popularity.
A solid boy name meaning “one who is alert and watchful.”
A popular name for boys Chayton means “falcon.”
A Sioux Native American baby name for boys that means “appears bravely.”
Wapi is a male name that means “lucky.”
A Native American boy name meaning “winner.”
A boy name coming from the Sioux tribe meaning “fire.”
A Sioux tribe boy name that translates to “red thunder.”
A nice Native American boy name from the Sioux tribe meaning “friend to everyone.”
A Sioux tribe boy name that means “large deer.”
A Native American baby name for boys meaning “sacred.”
A Sioux tribe name for boys that means “setting sun.”
A Native American boy name that means “young eagle.”
Elu is a boy's name of Zuni origin that means “full of grace.” It's one of only a handful of our Native American baby names with just three letters.
A Native American name from the Zuni Tribe that means “cloud.”
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Another firm male name, Dasan means “chief.”
This boy's name of unknown origin means “above or high place.”
A boy name of unknown origin that means “he who wrestles.”
This popular male name of unknown origin means “friend.”
Paco is a male name of unknown origin meaning “eagle.”
This is one of the more uncommon Native American baby names for boys. It means “fire maker” (unknown origin).
A Native American boy name of unknown origin that translate into “amazing.”
A Native American name for boys that translates to “walks without sound.”
One of the more familiar-sounding Native American baby names due to its similarity to the Norse God, “Odin, this boy's name of unknown origin that means “wind.”
Native American Names For Both Boys and Girls (Unisex)
Onacona means “white owl” in Cherokee.
This name is a variation of Cheyanne that means “sight of day.”
This stunning name means “valley of the wind.”
This Native American baby name is ultra popular now. It means “willow tree” in Navajo.
Dakota is one of the most popular Native American baby names for both male and female babies across America. The Native American name means “friend.”
Mika is often used for both boys and girls; the name means “rabbit.”
Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Paul G