Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Native American

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Native American (Amerindian) girls' names[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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
  • Afraid Of Hawk
  • Afraid Of Lightning
  • Arrow
  • Arrowkeeper
  • Arthur
  • Ashcraft
  • Ashhopper
  • Azure
  • Backbone
  • Benard
  • Victor
  • Abvee
  • Bailey
  • Baker
  • Baldeagle
  • Ballard
  • Ballot
  • Baptiste
  • Bark
  • Barker
  • Barkus
  • Barnes
  • Bad Milk
  • Bad Hand
  • 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
  • Big Boy
  • Big Bullet
  • Big Elk
  • Bigby
  • Big Crow
  • Big Dollar
  • Big Eagle
  • Bigelow
  • Big Feather
  • Big Foot
  • Biggs
  • Big Heaven
  • Big Horn
  • Big Horse
  • Bigjim
  • Big Knife
  • Big Man
  • Big Medicine
  • Big Wood
  • Bird (C)
  • Birdinground
  • Black
  • Black Bear
  • Black Bird
  • Black Burn
  • Black Deer
  • Black Elk
  • Black Eye
  • Black Eagle
  • Black Feather
  • Black Fox
  • Black Goat
  • Black Hawk
  • Black Horse
  • Big Lake
  • Black Kettle
  • Black Rock
  • Black Smith
  • Black Snake
  • Big Nose
  • Blackurs
  • Black Water
  • Black Wolf
  • 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 Horn Bull
  • 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
  • Calls Him
  • Captain
  • Cardinal
  • Carey
  • Carlile
  • Carlina
  • Carolina
  • Carr
  • Carrol
  • Carter
  • Catches Enemy
  • Catch The Bear
  • Caves
  • Cephus
  • Chambers
  • Chandler
  • Chasinghawk
  • Chavez
  • Chavis
  • Cheer
  • Cherry
  • Chew
  • Chick
  • Chicken
  • Chief
  • Childers
  • Christie
  • Christy
  • Chubbuck
  • Charging Crow
  • Charging Cloud
  • 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
  • Eagle Elk
  • Eagle Flag
  • Eagle Head
  • 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
  • Fool Bear
  • 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
  • Grey Mountain
  • Grey Bear
  • 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 Horn Bear
  • Holt
  • Holybear
  • Holy Dance
  • Holy Rock
  • 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 Eyes
  • Iron Star
  • Iron Pipe
  • 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 Bull
  • Lame Bear
  • 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
  • Little White Man
  • Littlewind
  • Littlewolf
  • Little Hawk
  • Little Elk
  • Little Owl
  • Little Spotted Horse
  • Locklear (Lumbee)
  • Lockler
  • Locust
  • Lonebear
  • Lone Dog
  • Lone Eagle
  • Lone Hill
  • Lone Elk
  • Loneon
  • Lonewolf
  • Long
  • Longboat
  • Longbone
  • Longhorn
  • Longknife
  • Lookout
  • Loon
  • Loonsfoot
  • Lopez
  • Love
  • Loud Voice Bear
  • Loud Hawk
  • Lovett
  • Lowe
  • Lowery
  • Lowrey
  • Luster
  • Lusty
  • Lynch
  • Lyons
  • MacGregor
  • Mackey (C)
  • Maize
  • Malvern
  • Makes Room
  • 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
  • Medicine Stone
  • Medicine Bull
  • Medicine Eagle
  • Medicine Bear
  • 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
  • Plain Feather
  • 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
  • Red Water
  • 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
  • Running Wind
  • Running Water
  • 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
  • Sitting Bear
  • Sitting Down
  • Sitting Dog
  • Sixkiller
  • Sixtoes
  • Skeeter
  • Skeleton
  • Skenandore
  • Skiff
  • Sky
  • Skye
  • Sleeper
  • Sleepingrabbit
  • Sleepingbear
  • 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
  • Wallowing Bull
  • 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
  • White Mountain
  • Whitemire
  • WhiteRock
  • White Stone
  • White Water
  • White Wolf
  • 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
  • Yellow Bird
  • Yellow Boy
  • Yellow Eagle
  • Yellow Earring
  • Yellow Eyes
  • Yellow Hair
  • Yellow Hammer
  • Yellow Hawk
  • Yellow Fat
  • Yellow Horn
  • Yellow Horse
  • Yellow Knee
  • Yellow Mule
  • Yellow Man
  • Yellow Owl
  • Yellow Robe
  • Yellow Shield
  • Yellowwolf
  • Young
  • Youngbear
  • Youngbird
  • Youngpuppy
  • Youngwolf
  • Zephier

Native American surnames from a specific tribe[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Top 10[edit | edit source]

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

Others[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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)