Kiowa, Native American
"principal people"

Kiowa Origin and Meaning

The name Kiowa is a boy's name meaning "principal people".

The Kiowa People are an Indigenous American tribe of the Great Plains. The exact derivation of their name has been lost, but most scholars agree it means "principal people." The Kiowa People have used different names for themselves over the years, including Kútjàu or Kwu-da, meaning "emerging" or "coming out rapidly," and Kom-pa-bianta, meaning "people with the large tipi flaps."

As a baby name, Kiowa was first used for boys in 1972, and girls in 1996.