50 Native American Boy Names

50 Native American Boy Names

Whether you are Native American or not, there’s a strong chance that you’ll connect with Native American names, especially if you have a deep respect for nature, wildlife, and ancestry. Native American names often have highly spirited meanings, thus making them a perfect fit for parents who value spirituality. If this is you, you might choose to give your baby boy the Native American name, Alo, which means “spiritual guide.”

Taking a more traditional route, many Native American families choose to name their firstborn son, Chaska, which is a Sioux name that literally means “firstborn son.” Or, if you’d like your boy to be seen as a kind-hearted confidant, you can give them the name Dakotah, which means “friend and ally.” The name Dakotah is regarded as a unisex name in America. However, those who give this name to their girls usually drop the H at the end of the name.

Another unisex Native American name is one of Matto, which is a name of Sioux and Nu’eta origin. It means “bear,” which is an animal that is held in high regard by many Native American tribes, as it represents authority, courage, and strength.

One of our favorite Native American names for boys, however, is Olowin. This nice-sounding name means “West.” Although it is most commonly known as a direction, West represents where the sun sets, and where the Thunderbird lives. As a result, Native Americans view this direction as the bringer of rain and thunder, and since nothing can live without water, the name Olowin also represents vitality.

Ahanu

Meaning: He laughs
Origin: Native American

Akando

Meaning: Has power and wealth
Origin: Native American

Alo

Meaning: Spiritual guide
Origin: Native American

Apiatan

Meaning: Wooden Lance
Origin: Native American

Axe

Meaning: One who is the father of pease
Origin: Native American

Behitha

Meaning: Eagle Child
Origin: Native American

Bidaban

Meaning: Beginning of Dawn
Origin: Native American

Brocky

Meaning: The feahers that come from over the hill
Origin: Native American

Byue

Meaning: A man who is like a slow
Origin: Native American

Calian

Meaning: He is a warrior of the life
Origin: Native American

Chaska

Meaning: Firstborn son
Origin: Native American

Citlali

Meaning: A star
Origin: Native American

Cochise

Meaning: A type of wood
Origin: Native American

Dakoda

Meaning: A friend
Origin: Native American

Dakotah

Meaning: Friend and ally
Origin: Native American

Dyami

Meaning: A majestic Eagle
Origin: Native American

Elan

Meaning: A friendly and lovely person
Origin: Native American

Elsu

Meaning: A flying falcon
Origin: Native American

Enapay

Meaning: Brave and powerful
Origin: Native American

Goyahkla

Meaning: The person who yawns
Origin: Native American

Haroldas

Meaning: Army ruler
Origin: Native American

Hassun

Meaning: Stone
Origin: Native American

Herrick

Meaning: Army leader
Origin: Native American

Hiawatha

Meaning: Maker of Rivers
Origin: Native American

Jacy

Meaning: He has a face of the Moon
Origin: Native American

Japa

Meaning: To chant
Origin: Native American

Karey

Meaning: Descendant of Ciardha
Origin: Native American

Kele

Meaning: Sparrow
Origin: Native American

Knoton

Meaning: One of the Wind
Origin: Native American

Lonato

Meaning: A Flint stone
Origin: Native American

Luta

Meaning: Red
Origin: Native American

Mahkah

Meaning: One who belongs to, is one with the Earth
Origin: Native American

Matto

Meaning: Bear
Origin: Native American

Meda

Meaning: Prophetess; Priestess
Origin: Native American

Olowin

Meaning: West
Origin: Native American

Ouray

Meaning: One who is sharp as an arrow
Origin: Native American

Pachua

Meaning: Feathered water snake
Origin: Native American

Pallaton

Meaning: One who has strength and is a fighter
Origin: Native American

Pegalesharro

Meaning: A person who is like a man’s chief
Origin: Native American

Qualetaga

Meaning: Angel of the people
Origin: Native American

Quanah

Meaning: Fragrant, sweet-smelling
Origin: Native American

Raini

Meaning: The creator
Origin: Native American

Roca

Meaning: Principal; Radiant
Origin: Native American

Sahale

Meaning: One who is like a Falcon
Origin: Native American

Shawree

Meaning: A cornstalk
Origin: Native American

Skah

Meaning: A white man
Origin: Native American

Tala

Meaning: Wolf
Origin: Native American

Taos

Meaning: Place of red willows
Origin: Native American

Tattuye

Meaning: A fox
Origin: Native American

Tecumseh

Meaning: A panther passing across the sky
Origin: Native American