"he makes rivers"

Hiawatha Origin and Meaning

The name Hiawatha is a boy's name of Iroquoi origin meaning "he makes rivers".

Journalist Hiawatha Bray is a singular contemporary bearer of this name of a Native-American leader immortalized in a Longfellow poem.

Hiawatha in Pop Culture

  • Hiawatha's Bear Hunt1982 children's book from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Reading series