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The pre-Columbian inhabitants and their descendents of South & North America are referred to as the Americas indigenous peoples. In Spanish speaking areas, they are called pueblos indígenas, Native American Indians or simply Indians in the U.S., Aboriginals in Canada, and Amerindian in Guyana. Human migration, according to the prevalent New World model, took place at least 12,000 years ago from Eurasia to the Americas by way of a land bridge (Beringia) which formed a connection between the 2 continents. American Indian history transmitted orally for centuries claims their inhabitence in the Americas since their creation. The early Paleo-Indian people eventually diversified across the Americas becoming several hundred culturally unique and distinct tribes and nations. The term “Indian” was actually a result of mistaken identity by the explorer, Christopher Columbus, who erroneously believed he had arrived in the East Indies when he landed in North America. He called the native people Indians, and the term became codified in religion, law, and politics. The aboriginal peoples long resisted the term, but over the last 2 centuries, many have embraced the implications and the identity. The Alutiq, Aleuts, Yupik, Inuit, and Cupik indigenous peoples are not included in the “Indian” classification. The American Indians practiced agriculture and aquaculture, as well as the traditional hunter-gatherer roles. Collaborative work sharing and resource pooling was common among the indigenous tribes, and their agricultural knowledge sharing enabled the Pilgrims to survive in their “new America”. History indicates the Pilgrims grateful feast following the plentiful harvest produced by the assistance from the Indians, became the very first Thanksgiving, an annual celebration still practiced today. Several countries still contain large populations of the indigenous peoples, particularly Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Over a thousand different languages are spoken by millions of American Indians. Some of the most prevalent languages are Mayan, Nahuatl, Aymara, and Quechua. Spirituality, religious customs and cultures varied among the American Indian tribes, and contributed to their naming customs for their children. The Native American Names Native American Indians are probably the most unbiased, non-gender superiority of all groups when it comes to their naming customs. The American Indian names are equally divided between both males and females, unlike most cultures which typically dominated by masculine names. Gender Neutral Names Highly compassionate and appreciative of individual differences, as well as respectful of persons rather than genders, Native American Indians had many unisex names. Names which could be used for males or females appear in all American Indian tribes. Some of them which are still used and have become popular in the U.S. are Isi (Choctaw for "deer"), Shikoba (Choctaw for "feather"), Citlali (Nahuatl for "star"), and Nuka (Greenlandic for "little or younger sibling"). Some Native American names used by the indigenous peoples of the Americas are listed below. Tribal origination or language and meaning are included where available. American Indian Name m/f Tribe or Language Meaning Aylen, Ailen f Mapuche clear or happiness Ahtahkakoop m Cree star blanket Antiman m Mapuche condor of the sun Calfuray f Mapuche flower (violet) Cowessess m Saulteaux/Ojibwa little child Maiara f Tupi wise Goyathlay m Apache one who yawns Sayen f Mapuche sweet, lovely Zyanya f Zapotec forever, always Nanuk, Nanook m Inuktitut polar bear Moema f Tupi sweet Pocahontas f Algonquin she is playful Naira f Aymara and Quechua big eyes Tamaya f Quechua in the center Nizhoni f Navajo beautiful Quanah m Comanche fragrant Quidel m Mapuche burning torch Rayen f Mapuche flower Wayna m Quechua young Goyathlay was the real name of Geronimo, the warrior Apache chief who fought against the American-Mexican expansion into his land. The name, Rayen is a top female name in Chile and a frequent choice in the Netherlands for boys.

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Name Origin Meaning M/F Celebrity Baby? Celebrity? Shortlist
Kaya Native American My elder sister (Hopi)
Boy Yes Shortlist
Koko Native American Adangbe of Ghana name meaning 'born second.'
Night (Blackfoot)
Boy Shortlist
Lulu Native American Pet form of names such as Louise, Louella, or even Lucy,
Rabbit
Boy Shortlist
Nasha Native American Born During Rainy Season
Owl (Navajo)
Boy Shortlist
Takala Native American Corn Tassel
Corn tassel (Hopi)
Boy Shortlist
Len Native American Bold as a lion; an abbreviation of Leonard,
Flute (Hopi)
Boy Shortlist
Tate Native American Measure of land,
He who talks too much
Boy Shortlist
Wade Native American Dancing girl (Sioux)
To wade in the water, Dweller in the water, One who advances.
Boy Shortlist
CHEYENNE Native American A name given to a tribe of the Algonquians by the Sioux, Cheyenne is derived from a word meaning unintelligible speakers, but a truer meaning might be strangers or foreigners.
Boy Shortlist
Wolfgang Native American Advancing wolf.
Dull knife (Cheyenne)
Boy Shortlist
Kai Native American Willow tree, graceful (Navajo)
Keeper of the keys
Boy Shortlist
YOSKOLO Native American - Boy Shortlist
KOHANA Native American - Boy Shortlist
Tama Native American Beautiful or fox
Boy Shortlist
Adriel Native American Beaver, symbol of skill
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Flo Native American - Boy Shortlist
Nova Native American New,
Chases butterfly (Hopi)
Boy Shortlist
Odina Native American Mountain (Algonquian)
Boy Shortlist
ALESHANEE Native American She Always Plays
Girl Shortlist
Chayton Native American Falcon (Sioux)
Boy Shortlist
ALTSOBA Native American All War
Girl Shortlist
Chenoa Native American Dove; Saint Columba was an Irish missionary who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland. Two female saints also had this name.
Boy Shortlist
Amadahy Native American - Boy Shortlist
Chesmu Native American Witty
Boy Shortlist
AMAYETA Native American Big Berries
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CHEVEYO Native American Hopi name meaning ' spirit warrior.'
Boy Shortlist
ANEVAY Native American Superior
Girl Shortlist
CHICKOA Native American - Girl Shortlist
ANGENI Native American Spirit Angel
Girl Shortlist
Chogan Native American Blackbird (Algonquin)
Boy Shortlist
Ankti Native American Repeat dance (Hopi)
Boy Shortlist
Cholena Native American - Boy Shortlist
Anoki Native American - Boy Shortlist
CIQALA Native American - Boy Shortlist
Aquene Native American - Boy Shortlist
COCHETA Native American That You Cannot Imagine
Girl Shortlist
ARIZONA Native American - Girl Shortlist
CONNECTICUT Native American Beside the Long River
Girl Shortlist
ARKANSAS Native American Southern Wind
Girl Shortlist
CREE Native American Tribe Name
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AVONACO Native American Lean bear (Cheyenne)
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Donoma Native American The sun is there (Omaha)
Boy Shortlist
Adsila Native American - Boy Shortlist
AWENTIA Native American - Girl Shortlist
Dyami Native American - Boy Shortlist
Ahanu Native American He laughs (Algonquin)
Boy Shortlist
Bena Native American Wisdom
Pheasant
Boy Shortlist
Akando Native American Ambush
Boy Shortlist
BLY Native American High
Girl Shortlist
ALAQUA Native American Sweet Gum Tree
Girl Shortlist