If you want to give your baby boy a strong yet unique name, you should consider a Native American name. These names are full of meaning and culture and would make a great first or middle name for your son. Naming your baby boy a Native American name is also a great way to pay respect to your culture.
According to Native American culture, many tribe elders passed down a name to their son. They would also often wait until their son reached puberty before deciding on a specific name because they wanted the name to be chosen after a life experience, event, dream or after the son's personality.
Traditional Native American boy names
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These traditional Native American boy names are taken from directly from the Native languages. Choose a name that has a specific meaning to you. Following are some name ideas and their meaning:
- Peyak: Means One
- Tapu: Means Two
- Nas: Means Three
- Niewi: Means Four
- Alenia: Means man
- Alemwa: Means dog
- Ki'somma: Means sun
- Nipahem: Means moon
- Nebi: Means water
- Wapi: Means white and lucky
- Wisaw: Means yellow
- Mekwi: Means red
- Seke: Means black
- Mitsu: Means eat
- Namito: Means see
- Nutomon: Means hear
- Nakamo: Means sing
- Matcaw: Means leave
- Chaske: Sioux nickname for a first born
- Chetan: hawk
- Magi: Cherokee version of Michael
- Ataian: Version of Steven
- Biyen: Version of Peter
Popular Native American names for boys
These popular Native American names are masculine names with a strong sound and meaning. Check out some of our top picks, along with the meaning:
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If some of these Native American boy names seem to difficult to pronounce or spell, why not invent or adapt a new name of your very own or shorten the Native American name? For instance, if you think Dohasan might be too confusing, consider the name Hasan or Hanson -- your boy name can still be inspired by the original Native American name.
Remember, when it comes to baby names, there are no rules...except the ones you make up.
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