Native American Names for Girls

Native American girl names are the oldest female names known in North America, though many have fallen out of use with the marginalization of Indian cultures. But any discussion of American names must include these authentic choices.

Nameberry’s list of Native American names for girls includes 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 for Girls

  • 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 

  • 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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