Native American tribal name

Cherokee Origin and Meaning

The name Cherokee is a boy's name of Native American, Cherokee origin.

Cherokee is the name of a Native American tribe, the largest in the United States stretching from North Carolina through Oklahoma. The meaning of the word Cherokee is uncertain: It may be Choctaw for "those who live in the mountains" or "those who live in the cave country" or it may be an Anglicization of the word the Cherokee use to refer to themselves, Tsalagi. The name was given to 19 baby girls in the U.S. in 2013 but was not recorded on the boys' roster, though we'd consider it equally appropriate for either gender.

Famous People Named Cherokee

  • Cherokee Bryan ParksAmerican basketball player