Native American, Algonquin
"powwow hill"

Powhatan Origin and Meaning

The name Powhatan is a boy's name of Native American origin meaning "powwow hill".

Powhatan is identified with the powerful chief and father of Pocahontas; not likely to be adopted by others.

Famous People Named Powhatan

  • Powhatan aka WahunsenacawhNative American chief of the Tsenacommacah federation; father of Pocahontas
  • Powhatan EllisU.S. Senator from Mississippi and federal judge
  • Powhatan BeatyAmerican Civil War soldier and actor

Powhatan in Pop Culture

  • Powhatana Native American tribe indigenous to Virginia

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