Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Native American

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Native American (Amerindian) girls' names[edit]

Using these names remember to match the name with the proper tribe, or you could wind up with something like Sophie Echevarria-- Some names come from the boarding school period and tend to be Bible names.

  • Aamehee
  • Abeque
  • Aiyana
  • Alaqua
  • Alopay
  • Amayeta
  • Ametanee
  • Amoja
  • Angeni
  • Anoohtsee
  • Aquene
  • Avoonee
  • Awenasa
  • Awendola
  • Ayita
  • Bena
  • Cheehashkish
  • Chenoa
  • Cheyenne
  • Cumpah
  • Dabuda
  • Dakota
  • Dionta
  • Dohn-say
  • Dos-teh-seh
  • Dyan
  • Dyani
  • Ekalaka
  • Eyota
  • Guyan
  • Hah-dun-key
  • Halana
  • Haleen
  • Halona
  • Hara
  • Helki
  • Heta
  • Hola
  • Huera
  • Icimanipi
  • Ilia
  • Imala
  • Ishton
  • Izusa
  • Jacali
  • Kachina
  • Kahia
  • Kaksha
  • Kaya
  • Keyoe
  • Koae
  • Koko
  • Krow
  • Kwanita
  • Lakota
  • Lenna
  • Leosanni
  • Lomasi
  • Macawi
  • Matoaka
  • Migina
  • Migisi
  • Minowa
  • Minowah
  • Nahdoste
  • Nanathathtith
  • Nashota
  • Niabe
  • Niabi
  • Nita
  • Nixera
  • Nohchlon
  • Notamee
  • Odina
  • Pepeae
  • Pessim
  • Picabo
  • Pinquina
  • Polona
  • Sabetha
  • Sakuna
  • Satinka
  • Sevonee
  • Shasta
  • She-gha
  • Shohola
  • Shtsha-she
  • Sihu
  • Sisika
  • Sonsee-array
  • Suwannee (this spelling)
  • Tahdaste
  • Taima
  • Tallulah
  • Tama
  • Tawana
  • Tayanita
  • Tehya
  • Tewa
  • Tiponya
  • Tohtooae
  • Tzes-ton
  • Utina
  • Winona
  • Wyome
  • Wynona
  • Xomooe
  • Yenene
  • Yoki
  • Yoluta
  • Yoomee
  • Zaltana
  • Zitkala
  • Zi-yeh
  • Zuzela

Native American (Amerindian) boys' names[edit]

  • Ahanu
  • Ahdik
  • Ahnandia
  • Akando
  • Akule
  • Alchise
  • Aseske
  • Awan
  • Baishan
  • Bemidji
  • Beshe
  • Bly
  • Chachu
  • Chesmu
  • Chitto
  • Dah-keya
  • Daklegon
  • Dakota
  • Delsin
  • Delzhinne
  • Demothi
  • Dyami
  • Elsu
  • Estchinaeintonyah
  • Etu
  • Eyata
  • Fun
  • Gooday
  • Gosheven
  • Goyathlay
  • Guyapi
  • Guydelkon
  • Hackehadadolnihe
  • Hahnee
  • Halian
  • Helaku
  • Hestamaxana
  • Hesutu
  • Honon
  • Hototo
  • Hunlona
  • Imali
  • Inteus
  • Ishi
  • Istee
  • Kaahtenay
  • Kaga
  • Kaywaykla
  • Kijika
  • Kilthdigai
  • Koana
  • Kohana
  • Kono
  • Lallo
  • Lenno
  • Lonan
  • Lusio
  • Maska
  • Matto
  • Mehnenohka
  • Mikasi
  • Mojag
  • Motega
  • Mwinyi
  • Mwita
  • Mzuzi
  • Naiche
  • Nantai
  • Napi
  • Nashoba
  • Nibaw
  • Nigan
  • Nikiti
  • Nodiskey
  • Nolgee
  • Nonithian
  • Opachisto
  • Osceola (Warning! This is also the name of a highly populated Florida county south of Orlando, as well as the mascot of Florida State University, so take this into account if your character is modern) Mostly a last name in modern times.
  • Otu
  • Ouray
  • Out
  • Paeta
  • Payat
  • Pilan
  • Pillan
  • Pionsenay
  • Pocano
  • Quanah
  • Sahale
  • Senaka
  • Sequoyah
  • Skayocarne
  • Skinya
  • Skiriki
  • Songan
  • Squanto
  • Tahoma
  • Taklishim
  • Takoda
  • Talli
  • Tisnolthtos
  • Toclanny
  • Tooantuh
  • Tsisnah
  • Waban
  • Wadiskay
  • Wemilo
  • Wenutu
  • Wilu
  • Yana
  • Yotimo
  • Yuma
  • Yutu

Navajo/Diné names[edit]

First names used by Navajo and similar groups in the Southwest are usually taken from popular Southern names, with a few British names also used. Sheridan, Frank, Norman, Carson, Randy, Buck, James, Terry Jo, Elvira, Carole, Lorena, Lydia, Clay, Eugenia, Mary Ruth, Sandra, Ivan, Clarence, Newton, Nelson, Little Jo, Marco and Vida are typical examples. Navajo living in places like California or Florida where there are not many Navajo around give their children names typical of contemporary America. A few native Navajo names, such as Altsoba, Anaba, Dezba, Doba, Doli, Haloke, Hazhoni, Kai, Kaibah, Manaba, Nanabah, Nascha, Nizhona, Nizhoni, Sakhyo, Tahnazbah and Yanaba for girls or Adits’ah, Atsidi, Bisahalani, Bizhoshi, Hosteen, Kai, Kilchii, Klah, Nabahe, Nantai, Sani, Tahoma, Toh Yah, Totsoni, Tsela and Tulley for boys, are still in use.

Hopi names[edit]

Hopi first names are not typically different from those used by other Americans, especially Southwestern Americans. A few native Hopi names remain though: Chosposi, Ciji, Hehewuti, Hola, Honovi, Humita, Kasa, Kaya, Lenmana, Mansi, Muna, Nampayu, Nampeo, Nova, Shuman, Sunki, Takala, Talasi, Tansy, Tcu Mana, Toski, Totsi, Tuwa, Una, Yamka, Yoki and Zihna for girls; and Ahote, Alo, Apha, Cheauka, Kele, Len, Lololoma, Makya, Matcito, Mootzka, Pahana, Qoyawayma, Sinoyva, Tawa, Tawanima, Tawaquaptewa, Tocho and Youkioma for boys, among others.

General Native American (Amerindian) surnames[edit]

These surnames can be used by most tribes that speak a language from the Amerindian phylum: Cherokee, Creek, Tohono O'Odham, Iroquois, Sioux, Micmac, etc. Creek names tend to be grouped around certain families who intermarried with Tribal women. These are marked with a (C).

  • Acorn
  • Adair (C)
  • Adams
  • Agnew
  • Alberty
  • Alexander (C)
  • Allen
  • Allison
  • Allrunner
  • American Horse
  • Anderson
  • Antelope
  • Archer
  • Arrow
  • Arrowkeeper
  • Arthur
  • Ashcraft
  • Ashhopper
  • Azure
  • Backbone
  • Benard
  • Victor
  • Abvee
  • Bailey
  • Baker
  • Baldeagle
  • Ballard
  • Ballot
  • Baptiste
  • Bark
  • Barker
  • Barkus
  • Barnes
  • Barnett
  • Basil
  • Basquez
  • Battles
  • Beams
  • Bean
  • Beans
  • Beanstick
  • Bear
  • Bearheart
  • Bearpaw
  • Beartusk
  • Beaver
  • Beavert
  • Beavertail
  • Beck
  • Bee
  • Bell
  • Bellowingsnake
  • Belvins
  • Bendabout
  • Bendure
  • Benge
  • Bennett
  • Berry
  • Berryhill
  • Bible
  • Bibles
  • Big
  • Bigboy
  • Bigbullet
  • Bigby
  • Bigcrow
  • Bigdollar
  • Bigeagle
  • Bigelow
  • Bigfeather
  • Bigfoot
  • Biggs
  • Bigheaven
  • Bighorn
  • Bighorse
  • Bigjim
  • Bigknife
  • Bigman
  • Big Medicine
  • Bigwood
  • Bird (C)
  • Birdinground
  • Black
  • Blackbear
  • Blackbird
  • Blackburn
  • Blackdeer
  • Blackelk
  • Blackeye
  • Blackfeather
  • Blackfox
  • Blackgoat
  • Blackhawk
  • Blackhorse
  • Black Kettle
  • Blackrock
  • Blacksmith
  • Blacksnake
  • Blackurs
  • Blackwater
  • Blackwolf
  • Blanket
  • Blanketbuilder
  • Blansett
  • Blevins
  • Blossom
  • Blount
  • Bluebird
  • Blueboy
  • Bluecloud
  • Blue Eyes
  • Bluestone
  • Blue Wolf
  • Blythe
  • Bolin
  • Bonebrake
  • Boone
  • Boudinot
  • Bowlegs (C)
  • Bowles (C)
  • Boy
  • Brady
  • Brand
  • Brashears
  • Brave
  • Brave Bird
  • Brave Rock
  • Braziel
  • Bread
  • Break-bill
  • Breedlove
  • Brewer
  • Bridgemaker
  • Bright
  • Brokenhand
  • Broken In Two
  • Brooks
  • Brown
  • Brown Eagle
  • Bruisedhead
  • Bruner
  • Bruton
  • Bryan
  • Buckhorn
  • Buck Scraper
  • Buffalo
  • Buffalohead
  • Buffalow
  • Buffington
  • Bull Bear
  • Bullfrog
  • Bully
  • Bumgarner
  • Bunny
  • Burgess
  • Burns
  • Bushy
  • Bushyhead
  • Butler
  • Buzzard (C)
  • Campbell
  • Canard
  • Candy
  • Canoe
  • Canyon
  • Captain
  • Cardinal
  • Carey
  • Carlile
  • Carlina
  • Carolina
  • Carr
  • Carrol
  • Carter
  • Catches Enemy
  • Caves
  • Cephus
  • Chambers
  • Chandler
  • Chasinghawk
  • Chavez
  • Chavis
  • Cheer
  • Cherry
  • Chew
  • Chick
  • Chicken
  • Chief
  • Childers
  • Christie
  • Christy
  • Chubbuck
  • Clark
  • Claymore
  • Cling
  • Cloud
  • Cloudman
  • Clyne
  • Coates
  • Cobb
  • Cochran
  • Coggle
  • Cohee
  • Coker
  • Colbert
  • Coldweather
  • Collins
  • Colwell
  • Coming
  • Conrad
  • Coody
  • Cook
  • Cookson
  • Cooper
  • Copeland
  • Corbray
  • Cordery
  • Corlew
  • Corn
  • Cornfield
  • Cornplanter
  • Corns
  • Cornsilk
  • Corntassel
  • Corral
  • Cothren
  • Countryman
  • Cousins
  • Cowart
  • Cowboy
  • Cox
  • Craft
  • Craig
  • Crawford
  • Creeper
  • Cricket
  • Crickett
  • Crittenden
  • Crockett
  • Crossland
  • Crow
  • Crow Dog
  • Crowshoe
  • Crutchfield
  • Cryingowl
  • Cunnigan
  • Cunningham
  • Curls
  • Curnutt
  • Custalow
  • Cut Grass
  • Cuthand
  • Cypress
  • Cyrus
  • Dameron
  • Danenburg
  • Daniel
  • Daughtery
  • Davis
  • Dawson
  • Daylight
  • Deer
  • Deere
  • Deerinwater
  • Delaware
  • Delwood
  • Dene
  • Dennis
  • Denton
  • Dindy
  • Dirteater
  • Doll
  • Donald
  • Doom
  • Dosar
  • Dougherty
  • Downing
  • Dreadfulwater
  • Dreamer
  • Drew
  • Drift
  • Drum
  • Dry
  • Drywater
  • Dude
  • Duncan
  • Dunn
  • Dust
  • Dyle
  • Eagle
  • Eaglebear
  • Eaglefeather
  • Eaglehorse
  • Eagleman
  • Eagle Speaker
  • Earbob
  • Earless
  • Eastman
  • Easup
  • Echohawk
  • Edwards
  • Effort
  • Elder
  • Elders
  • Eldridge
  • Elk
  • Elliot
  • Elm
  • Emory
  • Empty
  • England
  • Epperson
  • Escoe
  • Eubank
  • Evans
  • Factor
  • Falleaf
  • Falling
  • Fasthorse
  • Fawling
  • Fawn
  • Fayerweather
  • Feather
  • Feathers
  • Featherwoman
  • Fencepost
  • Few
  • Fields
  • Fineday
  • Finley
  • Fire
  • Firekiller
  • Fireseed
  • Fish
  • Fishawk
  • Fisherman
  • Fivekiller
  • Flea
  • Fleming
  • Flint
  • Flute
  • Flyinghawk
  • Flyinghorse
  • Footracer
  • Foreman
  • Forrester
  • Fortenberry
  • Foster
  • Fourkiller
  • Fox
  • Frasher
  • Frazier
  • Freeman
  • French
  • Frenchhawk
  • Friday
  • Frye
  • Funkhouser
  • Funmaker
  • Gachupin
  • Gafford
  • Galcatcher
  • Gambler
  • Gann
  • Garcia
  • Garlow
  • Garrison
  • Gaylord
  • General
  • Gentry
  • Ghormley
  • Gibson
  • Girty
  • Glenn
  • Glory
  • Goback
  • Goingsnake
  • Going Upstream
  • Goldtooth
  • Goodbird
  • Goodfox
  • Goodhouse
  • Goodluck
  • Goodtraveler
  • Goodwill
  • Goose
  • Gopher
  • Goss
  • Gott
  • Gouge
  • Gourd
  • Grandson
  • Grant
  • Grass
  • Gray
  • Graybeard
  • Grayson (C)
  • Grease
  • Green
  • Greengrass
  • Greenleaf
  • Greenstone
  • Greenway
  • Grey
  • Greyeyes
  • Greyson (C)
  • Griffin
  • Grimmett
  • Gritts
  • Ground
  • Guerrier
  • Guess
  • Guillams
  • Gulage
  • Gunter
  • Guthrie
  • Hair
  • Half
  • Halfbreed
  • Hall
  • Hambright
  • Hammondtree
  • Hampton
  • Handle
  • Happy
  • Hardgray
  • Harlan
  • Harlin
  • Harnage
  • Harper
  • Harris
  • Harrison
  • Hartgrove
  • Hawkins
  • Hayes
  • Hayse
  • Healing
  • Heavyrunner
  • Helper
  • Hemlock
  • Hendricks
  • Henry
  • Hensley
  • Hernandez
  • Hickey
  • Hicks
  • Highbear
  • Higheagle
  • Highpine
  • Highwalking
  • Highway
  • Hildebrand
  • Hill
  • Hitchcock
  • Hogan
  • Hogshooter
  • Holland
  • Hollow
  • Holt
  • Holybear
  • Hope
  • Hopkins
  • Horn
  • Hornet
  • Horse
  • Horsecapture
  • Horsefly
  • Hoskins
  • Hot
  • Housebug
  • Howard
  • Howell
  • Howerton
  • Howlingcrane
  • Howlingwater
  • Howlingwolf
  • Hoyt
  • Hudson
  • Hughes
  • Hummingbird
  • Humphreys
  • Hungry Wolf
  • Hunt
  • Hunter
  • Iceman
  • Impson
  • Iron
  • Ironcloud
  • Iron Necklace
  • Irvine
  • Irving
  • Island
  • Ivey
  • Jackson
  • Jacobs
  • James
  • Jelly
  • Jenkins
  • Johnson
  • Johnston
  • Jolly
  • Jones
  • Jumper (C)
  • Jumping Eagle
  • Keaton
  • Kell
  • Kernal
  • Kernel
  • Kerr
  • Keys
  • Kickingbird
  • Kicking Woman
  • Killbuck
  • Killer
  • Killspotted
  • Killwoman
  • Kindness
  • King
  • Kingbird
  • Kingfisher
  • Kipp
  • Knife
  • Knifechief
  • Lacey
  • La Flesche
  • La Flore
  • LaFromboise
  • LaHay
  • Lamb
  • Lame Deer
  • Lame Man
  • Landrum
  • Lane
  • Langley
  • Large
  • Largen
  • Lasley
  • Laughing
  • Laughter
  • Lays Out of Doors
  • Lee
  • Lefthand
  • Lenoir
  • Lewis
  • Lightning
  • Lightning in His Eyes
  • Lillard
  • Linder
  • Lindsay
  • Lindsey
  • Little
  • Littlebear
  • Littlebeaver
  • Littleben
  • Littlebird
  • Littlechild
  • Littlecloud
  • Littlecook
  • Little Dog
  • Littlejohn
  • Littlelight
  • Littleman
  • Littlesoldier
  • Littlestar
  • Littlethunder
  • Littlewhirlwind
  • Littlewind
  • Littlewolf
  • Locklear (Lumbee)
  • Lockler
  • Locust
  • Lonebear
  • Lone Dog
  • Loneon
  • Lonewolf
  • Long
  • Longboat
  • Longbone
  • Longhorn
  • Longknife
  • Lookout
  • Loon
  • Loonsfoot
  • Lopez
  • Love
  • Lovett
  • Lowe
  • Lowery
  • Lowrey
  • Luster
  • Lusty
  • Lynch
  • Lyons
  • MacGregor
  • Mackey (C)
  • Maize
  • Malvern
  • Mankiller
  • Mantooth (C)
  • Many
  • Many Enemies
  • Manygoats
  • Manyguns
  • Manypenny
  • Manywounds
  • Markham
  • Marsh
  • Martin
  • Martinez
  • Maugh
  • Maxfield
  • May
  • Mayes
  • Mayfield
  • McCain
  • McCoy
  • McCreary
  • McDaniel
  • McDonald
  • McGhee
  • McGilbray
  • McGilavry (C)
  • McGirt
  • McHorse
  • McIntosh (C)
  • McKellop
  • McKinney
  • McLain
  • McLaughlin
  • McNack
  • McNair
  • McPherson
  • Meanman
  • Measles
  • Medicine
  • Medicine Horse
  • Meigs
  • Melton
  • Mercredi
  • Merrell
  • Merriman
  • Middlestriker
  • Milk
  • Miller
  • Mimms
  • Minas
  • Mitchell
  • Mixwater
  • Mole
  • Monday
  • Monroe
  • Moore
  • Moose
  • Morgan
  • Morris
  • Mose
  • Mosely
  • Mountain
  • Mountain Horse
  • Mourningdove
  • Mouse
  • Mulkey
  • Mure
  • Murphy
  • Murrell
  • Musgrove
  • Muskett
  • Muskrat
  • Nail
  • Nakedhead
  • Nave
  • Neck
  • Neely
  • Nelson
  • Nephew
  • Nevins
  • Nichols
  • Nicholson
  • Nicodemus
  • Night
  • Nightwalker
  • Noel
  • Nofire
  • Nomman
  • Norfer
  • North
  • North Sun
  • Nose
  • Notafraid
  • Nowife
  • Oats
  • O’Fields
  • Oldham
  • Old Man
  • Old Person
  • Oliver
  • Osage
  • Ottereyes
  • Otterlifter
  • Outside
  • Overtaker
  • Owen
  • Owl
  • Owle
  • Oxendine
  • Pack
  • Paddock
  • Pain
  • Pannell
  • Panther (C)
  • Parker
  • Parkerson
  • Parkey
  • Parks
  • Parris
  • Parrott
  • Pathkiller
  • Pathtaker
  • Patrick
  • Patton
  • Payment
  • Payne
  • Pea
  • Peacheater
  • Peaches
  • Peacock
  • Pelayo
  • Peltier
  • Perdue
  • Perry
  • Perryman (C)
  • Peters
  • Peterson
  • Pettit
  • Pheasant
  • Phillips
  • Pickup
  • Piercefield
  • Pigeon
  • Pindar
  • Pinion
  • Pipe
  • Pipestem
  • Plumage
  • Polston
  • Pompey
  • Pond
  • Ponds
  • Poorbear
  • Poorboy
  • Poorwolf
  • Porter (C)
  • Post
  • Postoak
  • Potts
  • Pouncil
  • Powers
  • Price
  • Primous
  • Primus
  • Pritchett
  • Proctor
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkinpile
  • Puppy
  • Quartz
  • Queen
  • Quinton
  • Quiver
  • Rabbit
  • Ragsdale
  • Rainbow
  • Raincrow
  • Rains
  • Rainwater
  • Ramsey
  • Raper
  • Rat
  • Ratliff
  • Rattlingourd
  • Raven
  • Ray
  • Raymond
  • Reasoner
  • Rector
  • Redbear
  • Redbird
  • Redbow
  • Redcedar
  • Redcloud
  • Redcorn
  • Redday
  • Red Eagle (C)
  • Red Elk
  • Redeye
  • Redfeather
  • Redfern
  • Redfoot
  • Redfox
  • Redhair
  • Redhawk
  • Redhorse
  • Redhouse
  • Redleaf
  • Redman
  • Redowl
  • Redshirt
  • Redstone
  • Redwing
  • Reed
  • Reese
  • Rentie
  • Revard
  • Reynolds
  • Ribs
  • Richardson
  • Richmond
  • Rider
  • Ridge
  • Ridgebear
  • Riley
  • Risingfawn
  • Risingstar
  • Risingsun
  • Roach
  • Roanhorse
  • Roberson
  • Roberts
  • Robinson
  • Rodriguez
  • Rogers (Cherokee)
  • Rolston
  • Romine
  • Root
  • Rope
  • Ross
  • Rountree
  • Rowe
  • Runningbear
  • Runningcrane
  • Runningdeer
  • Running Enemy
  • Runningfox
  • Runningwolf
  • Runyan
  • Russell
  • Rutland
  • Salt
  • Sams
  • Sanchez
  • Sanders
  • Sandoval
  • Sardine
  • Scales
  • Scalplock
  • Scott
  • Scraper
  • Scrimsher
  • Scudder
  • Seabolt
  • Secondine
  • Self
  • September
  • Sevenstar
  • Sevenstars
  • Sewell
  • Shadow
  • Shadrick
  • Shale
  • Shaw
  • Shawnee
  • Shell
  • Shelton
  • Shepherd
  • Shirley
  • Shook
  • Shorey
  • Shortman
  • Shorty
  • Shouting
  • Silk
  • Silverheels
  • Silverhorn
  • Silversmith
  • Silverwheels
  • Simmons
  • Simons
  • Sittingbear
  • Sittingdown
  • Sixkiller
  • Sixtoes
  • Skeeter
  • Skeleton
  • Skenandore
  • Skiff
  • Sky
  • Skye
  • Sleeper
  • Sleepingrabbit
  • Slim
  • Slipperjack
  • Sloan
  • Slow
  • Smallcanyon
  • Smiling
  • Smith
  • Smoke
  • Smoker
  • Snail
  • Snake
  • Snaker
  • Snowball
  • Snowhawk
  • Soap
  • Sock
  • Solomon
  • Souiekiller
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Spears
  • Spencer
  • Spoonhunter
  • Spotted
  • Spotted Bear
  • Spotted Eagle
  • Spotted Elk
  • Spottedhorse
  • Spottedthunder
  • Sprayberry
  • Spring
  • Springfrog
  • Springston
  • Springwater
  • Squirrel
  • Stand
  • Standing
  • Standingbear
  • Standingman
  • Stands
  • Stands in Timber
  • Stands over Pool
  • Stansel
  • Stapler
  • Starnes
  • Starr
  • Stately
  • Stepney
  • Stevens
  • Stewart
  • Stick
  • Stickman
  • Stidham
  • Stiffarm
  • Still
  • Stillday
  • Stillstandslooking
  • Stop
  • Stops
  • Store
  • Stover
  • Street
  • Strickland
  • Stumblingbear
  • Sturdivant
  • Sugar
  • Summerhill
  • Sun
  • Sunday
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Supernaw
  • Sutton
  • Swallow
  • Sweetwater
  • Swiftwater
  • Swimmer
  • Tadpole
  • Tail
  • Take
  • Takeup
  • Talbert
  • Tall
  • Tallbull
  • Tallchief
  • Tallmountain
  • Tallwhiteman
  • Tally
  • Taylor
  • Tecumseh
  • Terrapin
  • Terrell
  • Tetrick
  • Thinn
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Thorn
  • Thornberry
  • Thornton
  • Thorpe
  • Threelegs
  • Three Rivers
  • Thunder
  • Thunderhawk
  • Thunder-over-the-mountains
  • Tiger (C)
  • Tigertail
  • Timberlake
  • Timpson
  • Tittle
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco Mouth
  • Tobler
  • Toney
  • Tooy
  • Towers
  • Towie
  • Townsend
  • Track
  • Trapper
  • Tree
  • Triplett
  • Trippard
  • Trott
  • Tuckner
  • Turner
  • Turtle
  • Twelve Trees
  • Twist
  • Two Arrows
  • Two Birds
  • Two Bulls
  • Two Crow
  • Two Eagles
  • Two Feathers
  • Two Rivers
  • Two Wolves
  • Tyner
  • Vance
  • Vann
  • Vannoy
  • Vermillion
  • Vickery
  • Villines
  • Voice
  • Vollen
  • Walker
  • Walkingeagle
  • Walkingelk
  • Walkingstick
  • Walkingwolf
  • Walks
  • Walla
  • Walls
  • Want
  • Warcloud
  • Ward
  • Warrior
  • Wasp
  • Waspeaker
  • Watch
  • Watchman
  • Watkins
  • Watson
  • Weasel
  • Weatherford (C)
  • Weaver
  • Webb
  • Webber
  • Weir
  • Welch
  • West
  • Wheeler
  • Whirlwind (C)
  • White
  • Whiteagle
  • Whitebear
  • Whitebird
  • Whitebull
  • Whitecatcher
  • Whitecloud
  • Whitecloude
  • Whitedog
  • White Eagle
  • White Eyes
  • Whitefeather
  • Whitefoot
  • Whitehair
  • Whitehat
  • Whitehawk
  • Whitehorn
  • Whitehorse
  • Whiteman
  • Whitemire
  • Whiterock
  • Whitestone
  • Whitewater
  • Whitewolf
  • Whytegoat
  • Wicked
  • Wickett
  • Wildcat
  • Wilkerson
  • Wilkins
  • Williams
  • Williamson
  • Willow
  • Wilson
  • Wind (C)
  • Windy Boy
  • Wing
  • Winters
  • Wofford
  • Wolf
  • Womancatcher
  • Wood
  • Woodall
  • Woodhull
  • Woods
  • Wright
  • Wrinkleside
  • Writtenberry
  • Yarnell
  • Yearflower
  • Yellow
  • Yellowbird
  • Yellowboy
  • Yelloweagle
  • Yelloweyes
  • Yellowhair
  • Yellowhammer
  • Yellowhawk
  • Yellowhorse
  • Yellowknee
  • Yellowman
  • Yellowowl
  • Yellow Robe
  • Yellowwolf
  • Young
  • Youngbear
  • Youngbird
  • Youngpuppy
  • Youngwolf
  • Zephier

Native American surnames from a specific tribe[edit]

Most Native Americans outside of the Southwest might have any one of the preceding surnames, but there are other surnames that are unique to one tribe. Usually they come from its native language.

Cherokee surnames[edit]

The following surnames are exclusively Cherokee:

  • Acquetakey
  • Ahoka
  • Ahquatageh
  • Atakullakulla
  • Auquitakey
  • Awiakta
  • Carselowry
  • Catawnee
  • Chewalooga
  • Chewey
  • Chiuke
  • Chooie
  • Choutau
  • Chuculate
  • Chukalate
  • Chukulate
  • Chukuloke
  • Chulio
  • Chusalete
  • Colagnee
  • Cooweeskoowee
  • Culiteh
  • Culstee
  • Ghigau
  • Ghigooie
  • Ghiyoku
  • Kahleskawe
  • Kanoska
  • Kanugee
  • Karcummah
  • Karnuche
  • Lilih
  • Lipe
  • Lisenbe
  • Liti
  • Lossiah
  • Necooie
  • Nelowie
  • Nidiffer
  • Nona
  • Noocati
  • Oganstota
  • Onai
  • Onelasa
  • Oolagala
  • Oolana
  • Oolootsa
  • Oonatagee
  • Oosowee
  • Oowastama
  • Oowatie
  • Sakinay
  • Sequichie
  • Sequoyah
  • Sonicoocie
  • Suagee
  • Suake
  • Sulecooya
  • Sullicooie
  • Suwake
  • Tahlaher
  • Tarlosa
  • Tesarkee
  • Tetrincha
  • Tickaneesky
  • Tiesky
  • Tsagina
  • Tuckwa
  • Tunooie
  • Tyeska
  • Ulagili
  • Watatooka
  • Watie
  • Watike
  • Wowastana
  • Yargee

Miscellaneous Amerindian[edit]

Some other surnames from miscellaneous tribes. Muskogee names are those used by the Creek and the Seminole tribes.

  • Akiwenzie (Ojibwa)
  • Alexie (Coeur d’Alene)
  • Amiotte (Oglala)
  • Amyotte (Oglala)
  • Anahareo (Cree)
  • Apeha (Choctaw)
  • Aquash (Micmac)
  • Arlee (Salish)
  • Arpan (Sioux)
  • Ashalintubbi (Choctaw)
  • Ata (Chickasaw)
  • Basina (Menominee)
  • Benai (Ojibwa)
  • Bettelyoun (Oglala)
  • Buckanaga (Ojibwa)
  • Caddo (Caddo)
  • Capassisit (Cree)
  • Cayou (Swinomish)
  • Chakasum (Cree)
  • Checotah (Muskogee)
  • Cheechoo (Cree)
  • Chesehwalla (Osage)
  • Chiago (Tohono O’Odham)
  • Chippewa (Ojibwa)
  • Chocote (Muskogee)
  • Chokomoolin (Cree)
  • Chosa (Ojibwa)
  • Coho (Siletz)
  • Cohoe (Siletz)
  • Colhoff (Oglala)
  • Costo (Cahuilla)
  • Cree (Cree)
  • Cullooyah (Salish)
  • Dakota (Ojibwa)
  • Decora (Winnebago)
  • Decorah (Winnebago)
  • DeCory (Oglala)
  • Demarrias (Sioux)
  • Denomie (Ojibwa)
  • Diabo (Iroquois)
  • Doxtator (Oneida)
  • Edmo (Shoshone)
  • Emarthla (Muskogee)
  • Enno (Sioux)
  • Fixico (Muskogee)
  • Georgkish (Cree)
  • Guardipee (Blackfoot)
  • Harjo (Muskogee)
  • Havier (Tohono O’Odham)
  • Homastubee (Choctaw)
  • Homma (Choctaw)
  • Hookimaw(illillene) (Cree)
  • Iahtail (Cree)
  • Inishinapay (Cree)
  • Inmee (Salish)
  • Iyall (Cowlitz)
  • Jumbo (Spokane)
  • Kaquatosh (Menominee)
  • Karty (Comanche)
  • Katapatiuk (Cree)
  • Kataquapit (Cree)
  • Kiash (Cree)
  • Kiatta (Choctaw)
  • Kioke (Cree)
  • Kisto (Tohono O’Odham)
  • Koostachin (Cree)
  • Longie (Dakota)
  • Makokis (Cree)
  • Manitowabi (Ojibwa)
  • Mashunkashey (Osage)
  • Maytubby (Choctaw)
  • McKerchie (Ojibwa)
  • Mesteth (Oglala)
  • Metatawabin (Cree)
  • Metoxen (Oneida)
  • Micco (Muskogee)
  • Misquadace (Ojibwa)
  • Mohawk (Mohawk)
  • Monetathchi (Osage)
  • Morigeau (Salish)
  • Moshulatubbe (Choctaw)
  • Nadjiwon (Potawatomi)
  • Naha (Naha)
  • Nakijikokwe (Cree)
  • Nakogee (Cree)
  • Namagoose (Cree)
  • Narcho (Tohono O’Odham)
  • Nayquonabe (Ojibwa)
  • Nickaboine (Ojibwa)
  • Nickoshie (Cree)
  • Nomee (Crow)
  • Obomsawin (Abenaki)
  • Ojibway (Ojibwa)
  • Okimaw (Cree)
  • Okitikoo (Cree)
  • Omohundro (Powhatan)
  • Osceola (Muskogee)
  • Pappan (Tonkawa)
  • Pasquach (Cree)
  • Pewaush (Ojibwa)
  • Pioche (Sioux)
  • Pitchlynn (Choctaw)
  • Pokagon (Potawatomi)
  • Poncho (Coushatta)
  • Quachegan (Cree)
  • Quatchewan (Cree)
  • Quaves (Choctaw)
  • Quiett (Choctaw)
  • Seneca (Seneca)
  • Shacapot (Cree)
  • Shingobe (Ojibwa)
  • Shisheesh (Cree)
  • Shomin (Ojibwa)
  • Shunkamolah (Osage)
  • Sockey (Choctaw)
  • Solet (Houma)
  • Stasso (Salish)
  • Tantaquidgeon (Mohegan)
  • Tapaise (Cree)
  • Tashapiathacho (Choctaw)
  • Tekakwitha (Mohawk)
  • Teton (Sioux)
  • Timentwa (Okanogan)
  • Toineeta (Osage)
  • Tomah (Menominee)
  • Tomatuk (Cree)
  • Traversie (Cheyenne)
  • Tsonakwa (Abenaki)
  • Tubby (Choctaw)
  • Tustunnuggee (Muskogee)
  • Wabano (Cree)
  • Wahchumwah (Yakima)
  • Wakonabo (Ojibwa)
  • Wanatee (Sac & Fox)
  • Wapachee (Cree)
  • Waseskuk (Sac & Fox)
  • Watashe (Muskogee)
  • Waukau (Menominee)
  • Waupoose (Menominee)
  • Wesaw (Potawatomi)
  • Weyaus (Ojibwa)
  • Whiskeychan (Cree)
  • Winnemucca (Paiute)
  • Yahola (Muskogee)
  • Yankton (Sioux)
  • Yerxa (Ojibwa)

First names as Native American surnames[edit]

Many Native Americans, including Southwestern American Indians, have adopted these as surnames.

  • Alec
  • Aleck
  • Alex
  • Alick
  • Allick
  • Andy
  • Ann
  • Archie
  • Ben
  • Betsey
  • Bill
  • Billie
  • Billy
  • Bob
  • Charles
  • Charley
  • Charlie
  • Chuck
  • Clay
  • Dan
  • Dick
  • Donald
  • Edd
  • Eddie
  • Frances
  • Francisco
  • Fred
  • Freddie
  • Gene
  • George
  • Guy
  • Hannah
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Henry
  • Isaac
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Jeff
  • Jesus
  • Jim
  • Jimmie
  • Jimmy
  • Joaquin
  • Job
  • Jock
  • Jodie
  • Joe
  • Joey
  • John
  • Johnnie
  • Johnny
  • Jonah
  • Jose
  • Josh
  • Juan
  • Lottie
  • Louis
  • Lucretia
  • Lydia
  • Manuel
  • Mary
  • Matt
  • Miguel
  • Mike
  • Nick
  • Pablo
  • Paul
  • Pedro
  • Pete
  • Peter
  • Rachel
  • Sam
  • Sarah
  • Sonny
  • Steve
  • Susan
  • Susie
  • Thom
  • Tom
  • Tommie
  • Tommy
  • Tony
  • Wally
  • Wnnie
  • Woody

Navajo/Diné surnames[edit]

Top 10[edit]

  • Begay
  • Yazzie
  • Benally
  • Tsosie
  • Nez
  • Chee
  • Tso
  • Bahe
  • Begaye
  • Kee

Others[edit]

  • Acothley
  • Adakai
  • Ahasteen
  • Ahkeah
  • Altsissie
  • Apachito
  • Ashkie
  • Atcitty
  • Atene
  • Atine
  • Attakai
  • Azye
  • Badoni
  • Badonie
  • Bahezhone
  • Becenti
  • Bedoni
  • Bedonie
  • Begodie
  • BeKinnie
  • Bekis
  • Belone
  • Benallie
  • Bennally
  • Beschenie
  • Betone
  • Beyale
  • Biakeddy
  • Bigishie
  • Bilagody
  • Bitsillie
  • Bitsilly
  • Bitsinnie
  • Bitsui
  • Bitsuie
  • Bizahalone
  • Bizardi
  • Bochinclonny
  • Bylilly
  • Cayaditto
  • Chischilly
  • Chischilze
  • Chissie
  • Clah
  • Clauschillage
  • Clausechee
  • Claw
  • Clitso
  • Cly
  • Dahozy
  • Daisy
  • Dayzie
  • Dehiya
  • Dejolie
  • Dele
  • Delgarito
  • Denetclaw
  • Denetdale
  • Denetdele
  • Denetsosie
  • Descheene
  • Descheeni
  • Descheenie
  • Descheeny
  • Deschene
  • Deschenie
  • Descheny
  • Deschine
  • Deschinny
  • Deshcheenie
  • Dineyazhe
  • Dohi
  • Dugi
  • Endishchee
  • Etcitty
  • Etsiddy
  • Etsitty
  • Ganadonegro
  • Gishie
  • Gonnie
  • Guy Uskilith
  • Halkini
  • Halwood
  • Haskan
  • Haskie
  • Haswoody
  • Hatahle
  • Hatathli
  • Hatathlie
  • Hathale
  • Hayou
  • Henio
  • Holtsoi
  • Hoshnick
  • Hoskie
  • Hosteen
  • Kaibetony
  • Kanaswood
  • Kanuho
  • Katenay
  • Keeswood
  • Keetso
  • Keonie
  • Kescoli
  • Keyoni
  • Keyonnie
  • Kinlichiinii
  • Kinnel
  • Lagai
  • Lapahe
  • Lapahie
  • Moms
  • Nabahe
  • Naize
  • Nakai
  • Nakaidine
  • Nalje
  • Natani
  • Natonaba
  • Nebitsi
  • Nelwood
  • Neswood
  • Neztsosie
  • Nezzie
  • Notah
  • Pahe
  • Peshlakai
  • Saganey
  • Saganitso
  • Sayetsey
  • Sayetsitty
  • Secatero
  • Secody
  • Silaigo
  • Tabaaha
  • Tabaha
  • Tachine
  • Tah
  • Tahy
  • Taliwood
  • Tapaha
  • Tapahe
  • Tapahonso
  • Taya
  • Tisi
  • Tlizilani
  • Toadacheene
  • Toadlena
  • Toby
  • Todacheene
  • Todacheenie
  • Todacheeny
  • Todachine
  • Todicheene
  • Todikonzie
  • Tohe
  • Tohonnie
  • Toole
  • Topuha
  • Totsonnie
  • Touchine
  • Tsabetsaya
  • Tseazissie
  • Tseda
  • Tsinajine
  • Tsinajinnie
  • Tsinnajinnie
  • Tsinnie
  • Tsinnijinnie
  • Tsipei
  • Tulley
  • Tullie
  • Uentillie
  • Uintillie
  • Uskilith
  • Wauneka
  • Werito
  • Willeto
  • Woody
  • Yabeney
  • Yaz
  • Yazza
  • Yoe
  • Yow
  • Zah
  • Zahne
  • Zilth
  • Zonnie

Non-native names[edit]

  • Barlowe
  • Boyd
  • Brown
  • Crosby
  • Curley
  • Dawes
  • Dodge
  • Eliott
  • Gilbert
  • Gilmore
  • Glasses
  • Gorman
  • Grandsen
  • Harding
  • Hardy
  • Hunter
  • Jones
  • Lee
  • Litson
  • Lowe
  • Manuelito
  • Matchers
  • McCabe
  • Mitchell
  • Moore
  • Nelson
  • Peterson
  • Riggs
  • Ross
  • Salway
  • Sandoval
  • Sells
  • Shelly
  • Shirley
  • Slick
  • Stevens
  • Thomas
  • Towne
  • Wartz
  • Williams
  • Young

Hopi surnames[edit]

  • Bahnimptewa
  • Banyacya
  • Calnimptewa
  • Chaca
  • Dalangyawma
  • Dukepoo
  • Duwahoyoema
  • Evehama
  • Evehema
  • Gashwaseona
  • Honahni
  • Honanie
  • Honeyestewa
  • Honie
  • Honyaoma
  • Honyumptewa
  • Humetewa
  • Kabotie
  • Kalyesvah
  • Katchongva
  • Kavena
  • Kewanyawma
  • Komelastewa
  • Koopee
  • Kootswatewa
  • Kuwanhyoima
  • Kuwaninvaya
  • Kyarwisiwma
  • Lacapa
  • Loloma
  • Lomahaftewa
  • Lomahaitewa
  • Lomakema
  • Lomatewama
  • Lomavitu
  • Lomawaima
  • Lomayestewa
  • Malotki
  • Masayesva
  • Mockta
  • Namingha
  • Nequatewa
  • Numkena
  • Nuvamsa
  • Pahona
  • Piestewa
  • Poleahla
  • Poleyestewa
  • Polyestewa
  • Poneoma
  • Pongyayawma
  • Puhuyesva
  • Qotshongva
  • Qoyawama
  • Qoyawayma
  • Quochytewa
  • Sahmea
  • Sakiestewa
  • Secakuku
  • Sekaquaptewa
  • Sekiestewa
  • Seumptewa
  • Seweingyawma
  • Shebala
  • Shingoitewa
  • Sinquah
  • Sumatzkuku
  • Talahevtewa
  • Talashoema
  • Talayesva
  • Talayumptewa
  • Tawangyawma
  • Teiwes
  • Tewaquaptewa
  • Tewawina
  • Torivio
  • Youvella

Hualapai/Havasupai surnames[edit]

  • Coochwytewa
  • Ghahate
  • Havatone
  • Honga
  • Kaska
  • Manakaja
  • Matuck
  • Paya
  • Putesoy
  • Quasula
  • Querta
  • Shongo
  • Sinyella
  • Siyuja
  • Susanyatame
  • Tapija
  • Tilousi
  • Uqualla
  • Walema
  • Watahomigie
  • Wescogame
  • Whatoname
  • Wostal
  • Beecher
  • Bender
  • Bravo
  • Brehmeyer
  • Brummund
  • Butler
  • Childs
  • Clark
  • Cogburn
  • Cooney
  • Counts
  • Crook
  • Crozier
  • Delaney
  • DeNicola
  • Gala
  • Goldbaum
  • Gordon
  • Hays
  • Hoagland
  • Hornell
  • Hunter
  • Imus
  • Irwin
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Kufeld
  • Mahone
  • McGee
  • Marshall
  • Muse
  • Parker
  • Peterson
  • Steele
  • Teufel
  • Vaughn
  • Walker
  • Warbington
  • Wood
  • Wright

Other surnames from Southwest American First Nations Tribes[edit]

  • Altaha (Apache)
  • Apache (Apache)
  • Calabaza (Kewa)
  • Chatto (Apache)
  • Cheromiah (Laguna)
  • Chinana (Jemez)
  • Chino (Apache)
  • Coriz (Kewa)
  • Cosay (Apache)
  • Cuch (Ute)
  • Dosela (Apache)
  • Ethelbah (Apache)
  • Fragua (Jemez)
  • Goseyun (Apache)
  • Juanico (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Kaulaity (Kiowa)
  • Kindelay (Apache)
  • Klinekole (Apache)
  • Makil (Pima)
  • Mescal (Apache)
  • Moquino (Zia Pueblo)
  • Nosie (Apache)
  • Osife (Pima)
  • Poolaw (Kiowa)
  • Sadongei (Kiowa)
  • Sarracino (Laguna)
  • Shanta (Apache)
  • Shendo (Jemez)
  • Shije (Zia Pueblo)
  • Sinohui (Yaqui)
  • Suina (Cochiti)
  • Tessay (Apache)
  • Toya (Jemez)
  • Tucson (Ute)
  • Yepa (Jemez)