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51 Popular Native American Boy Names with Meanings


Native Americans have been in America for at least 15,000 years and it’s easy to see their influence in art music, food, words, products, games, and names throughout the United States. Though many rivers and states have names that are Native in origin, Native American names are not as prominent in mainstream culture. If you are thinking about a Native American name for your baby boy and you have a connection to the culture, here are some best Native American names for boys along with their meanings.

51 Best Native American Names for Boys

Name Meaning
Acamapichtli Handful of reeds
Ahtahkakop Quilt of start
Ahuitzotl Watering dog
Anakin Soldier
Antiman Like a condor in the sun
Antinanco Like an eagle in the sun
Aputsiaq Snow flying from the sky
Aqussiaq Like a bird
Aucaman Condor from wilderness
Axayacatl Water-faced
Chimalpopoca Smoking shield
Cowessess Small baby
Cuauhtemoc One who falls like an eagle
Cuauhtmotzin One who falls like an eagle
Cuba A place of abundant fertile land
Cuitlahuac Unclear
Dakota Friendly companion
Denali Great one
Elan Friendly
Geniinewab One who is sitting like an eagle
Goyahkla One who yawns
Goyathlay One who yawns
Guatemoc One who falls like an eagle
Guatimozin One who falls like an eagle
Huitzilihuitl Feather of a hummingbird
Isi Deer-like
Itzcoatl Obsidian snake
Jalen  Flute
Kaneenawup One who is sitting like an eagle
Maquila Unclear
Maquinna Unclear
Moctezuma Unclear
Muskowekwan Tough quill
Montezuma Unclear
Nahuel Tiger
Nanook Polar bear
Nuka My younger brother or sister
Quanah Aromatic
Sequoia Sequoia tree
Shasta Native American tribe name
Shenandoah Sprucy stream
Shikoba Little feather
Tahoe Lake
Takoda Everyone’s friend
Tecumseh From one place to another
Tennessee Big bend
Tex From Texas
Tiriaq Wearing ermine
Tizoc Unclear
Tucson A spring from the base of a mountain
Wayna Immature