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Gender: Male Meaning of Hiawatha: "he makes rivers" Origin of Hiawatha: From Iroquoi, Haio-hw'tha

The name Hiawatha is a boy's name of Iroquoi origin meaning "he makes rivers". Hiawatha and is often added to lists like American Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Hiawatha

Hiawatha's Bear Hunt - 1982 children's book from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Reading series