Top Cherokee Baby Names

Top Cherokee Baby Names

Posted By BrittanyLCerny June 2nd, 2021 Last Updated on: June 2nd, 2021

Are you looking for a list of the top Cherokee baby names? You’ve come to the right place!

Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most important and fun decisions you get to make leading up to the birth. If you're seeking some inspiration, these Cherokee baby names are beautiful, strong, and represent the Native culture.

We've included 50 of the top Cherokee names for boys and girls along with their respective meanings. 

If you want to branch out beyond just Cherokee names, here's a list of 100 of the top Native American baby names




Cherokee Names for Baby Girls

Cherokee Names Related to Animals

These Cherokee baby names that are related to animals can portray your child however you believe them to be. Butterflies and doves seem peaceful and innocent, while bears and the fox are wise, cunning, and strong. 

Kamama

Meaning: Butterfly

Walela



Meaning: Hummingbird

Woya

Meaning: Dove

Awinita

Meaning: Fawn

Salalai

Meaning: Squirrel



Tayanita

Meaning: Young Beaver

Tsula

Meaning: Fox

Inola

Meaning: Black Fox

Yona

Meaning: Bear


Cherokee Names Related to Natural Elements

Natural elements, such as water and fire, have an important place in Native American culture. So why not choose a baby name that holds such deep significance to Native people? 

Ama

Meaning: Water

Immokalee

Meaning: Tumbling Water

Amadahy

Meaning: Forest Water

Atsila

Meaning: Fire

Agasga

Meaning: Rain

Immookalee

Meaning: Waterfall

Sequoia

Meaning: Redwood


Cherokee Names Related to Nature and General Descriptions

A few of these Cherokee names below represent nature, while the others are simply beautiful descriptions. Whichever one you choose will be unique and stunning. 

Ayita

Meaning: First to Dance

Ahyoka

Meaning: She Brought Happiness

Leotie

Flower of the Prairie 

Hialeah

Beautiful Meadow

Adsila

Blossom

Woya

Purity and Peace

Galilahi

Attractive 

Unega

White

Gola

Winter


Cherokee Names for Baby Boys

Cherokee Names Related to Animals

Baby boys often bring about a vision of a tiny bear cub or a watchful wolf pup. As your baby grows older, they will become strong, thoughtful, and intelligent—just like these animals listed below. 

Waya

Meaning: Wolf

Sequoyah

Meaning: Sparrow

Mohe

Meaning: Elk

Chea Sequah

Meaning: Red Bird

Oukonunaka

Meaning: White Owl

Dustu

Meaning: Spring Frog

Kanuna

Meaning: Bullfrog

Wesa

Meaning: Cat

Wohali

Meaning: Eagle

Atsadi

Meaning: Fish

Yona

Meaning: Bear


Cherokee Names Related to Strength

These tenacious and important Cherokee boy names represent the strength of the past, present, and future of the Native community and culture. 

Austenaco

Meaning: Chief

Degataga

Meaning: Standing Together

Gawonii

Meaning: He is Speaking

Chaske

Meaning: Firstborn Son

Kana′tĭ

Meaning: The Lucky Hunter

Moytoy

Meaning: Rainmaker

Danuwoa

Meaning: Warrior

Wahkan

Meaning: Sacred


Cherokee Names Related to Nature and Actions

Choosing a Cherokee baby name related to nature or a ceremonial action such as singing or drumming is a great choice. 

Atohi

Meaning: Woods/ Trees

Tsiyi

Meaning: Canoe

Ahuli

Meaning: Drum

Unaduti

Meaning: Wooly Head

Diwali

Meaning: Bowl

Nakamo

Meaning: To Sing


Look inward and determine what you want your child to represent.

What does he or she make you think about when you think of them coming into this world?

Who will they be as they grow? 

Hopefully one of these 50 Cherokee baby names has inspired you!


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