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Gender: Female Meaning of Shyanne: "people of a different language" Origin of Shyanne: Variation of Cheyenne

Shyanne Origin and Meaning

The name Shyanne is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "people of a different language".

Shy Anne? The original place-name spelling Cheyenne is preferable to this phonetic and slyly jokey spelling in every way.

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April Ludgate Says:

2018-12-05T02:16:46

Anne is shy.

lesliemarion Says:

2016-09-05T21:14:33

Who needs satirists when names like these abound?

Guest Says:

2014-11-28T04:47:02

I knew a girl whose middle was Shiann, yikes.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-11-28T04:26:48

Why would anyone give this name to their child?

jsme37 Says:

2014-08-27T19:32:27

The Cheyenne are a Native American nation that once inhabited the area between the Missouri and Arkansas rivers in the Great Plains, but as time went on, the Cheyenne people were eventually pushed more northwest (Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas).

The word “Cheyenne” is French Canadian, originating from Sioux Dakota word “šahíyena” meaning “speak incoherently” from the elements “ša” (red) and “ya” (speak). The Dakotas considered their own Sioux-based language clear and understandable (i.e., “white talkers”); but the Algonquian-based language of the Cheyenne was unintelligible and alien sounding (hence “red talkers”).

In recent years, there have been many variations of the spelling of the name for use as a personal name. However, as a personal name derived from a proper name (Native American tribe), it may be best to spell Cheyenne correctly or you run the risk of looking silly, tacky, and/or disrespectful. It would be akin to spelling Dakota "DaKotah", Cherokee "Chairakee", and Shawnee "Shannie".