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Native American Names

Native American names are best known to most as place names and even tribal names that have been repurposed as baby names. A few Native American baby names have broken into the US Top 1000, such as Kaya.

If you want a Native American name for your baby, consider one of the following. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Native American Names

  • Dakota

    One of the first trendy nineties western place-names, now flagging a bit in popularity. Young actress Dakota Fanning helped give it a feminine spin; Rosie O'Donnell chose it for her newborn... Read More 

  • Dakota

    An early and still one of the most popular unisex names, also a place name and name of a Native American people in the northern Mississippi... Read More 

  • Yaretzi

    This unusual name from the Nahuati or Aztec language sprang onto the US popularity list in 2006 made a brief appearance in the Top 300 before sliding down a bit. But even its current ranking, at... Read More 

  • Yareli

    Possibly a derivative variation of Yara, a popular name in Spanish-speaking countries meaning butterfly, Yareli was given to more than 400 baby girls in the US last year.Read More 

  • Aiyana

    Aiyana is a name that could easily cross cultures. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 1999 and hovers near the bottom of the Top 1000.Read More 

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