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Native American Nature soul Name inspiration

Native American words and names evoke mighty images of courage, strength, and the pressures of nature. Nature spirit names indigenous myth and legend lend an effective nuances to the call names the dogs. From lapdogs to noble security dogs, these 99 meaningful, aboriginal words make eloquent and unique surname for any kind of dog breed, big or small.

For solid male dogs, think about names the conjure photos from the pet kingdom of the Wild West. Bears, buffalo, foxes, and wolves to be revered in indigenous American cultures; use of these lyrical names deserve to bestow health and also long life on their namesakes.

Here room the ideal meaningful speak to names, canvased from aboriginal languages from roughly North America, including Hawaii and Alaska. Feel totally free to add your very own favorite name suggestions in the comment section.


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Native American dog sculpture, c. 200 BC–500 AD


Animal spirit Dog names From native Languages


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Kuruk

Pawnee

Bear

Honovi

Hopi

Powerful Deer

Animosh

Algonquin

Dog

Omitaa

Blackfoot

Dog

Makwa

Algonquin

Bear

Nokosi

Seminole

Bear

Honan

Miwok

Bear

Honaw

Hopi

Bear

Miwak

Miwok

Growl the a Bear

Keme

Algonquin

Thunder

Ahonu

Algonquin

He who Laughs

Maska

Strong and also Brave

Koa

Hawaiian

Strong and Brave

Kitchi

Algonquin

Brave

Tonka

Dakota

Bull

Yansa

Cherokee

Buffalo


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Dog effigy vessel, Jalisco

Walters art Museum


Native American Words meaning Wolf, Coyote, and Fox


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Hemene

Nez Perce

Wolf

Tikaani

Inuit

Wolf

Apisi

Blackfoot

Coyote

Kiyaya

Yakima

Howling Wolf

Amarog

Inuit

Wolf

Honi

Arapaho

Wolf

Honiahaka

Cheyenne

Little Wolf

Maikoh

Navajo

Wolf

Maiyun

Cheyenne

Wolf

Maheegan

Algonquin

Wolf

Waya

Cherokee

Wolf

Tokula

Lakota

Fox

Tsu lal gi

Creek

Fox

Cu la al ke

Creek

Fox

òkwës

Lenape

Fox

Tëme

Lenape

Wolf

Tëmetët

Lenape

Coyote


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Native American dog vessel, c. 200 BC–500 AD


Strong native American Names an interpretation Chief or Boss


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Desna

Inuit

Boss

Akiak

Inuit

Brave

Micco

Seminole

Chief

Alii

Hawaiian

Chief

Kahuna

Hawaiian

Held in High Esteem

Hiamovi

Cheyenne

High Chief

Awan

Algonquin

Somebody

Yuma

Navajo

Son the the Chief

Bidziil

Navajo

He that is Strong


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Nayarit dog vessel, c. 200 BC–500 AD


Indigenous Spirit animal Names


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Kele

Hopi

Sparrow

Mochni

Hopi

Talking Bird

Sequoyah

Cherokee

Sparrow

Miki

Inuit

Little

Mansi

Hopi

Plucked Flowers

Mukki

Algonquian

Child

Nikan

Potawatomi

My Friend

Nuttah

Algonquian

My Heart

Ogin

Wild Rose

Pakwa

Hopi

Frog

Pules

Algonquian

Pigeon

Rozene

Rose

Salali

Cherokee

Squirrel

Sihu

Hopi

Flower


Dog Names indigenous American Indian Colors


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Hento

Dakota

Blue

Sioux

Kangee

Crow or Raven

Kilchii

Navajo

Red Boy

Muraco

White Moon

Skah

Sioux

White

Suki

Algonquin

Black

Sesi

Inuit

Snow

Fala

Choctaw

Crow

Gomda

Kiowa

Crow


Native American curled dog vessel, c. 200 BC–500 AD


Meaningful lack Names because that Rescued Dogs


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Tiquanna

Inuit

Adopted Son

Arawak

Tupi

Spirit

Hok'ee

Navajo

Abandoned

Dakota

Sioux

Friend

Nikan

Potawatomi

Friend

Takoda

Sioux

Friend to Everyone

Aloha

Hawaiian

Love, Hello, and Goodbye


Spirit Names indigenous Nature


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Abedabun

Cheyenne

Sight the Day

Abetzi

Omaha

Yellow Leaf

Adsila

Cherokee

Blossom

Aiyana

Eternal Blossom

Alawa

Algonquin

Pea

Ama

Cherokee

Water

Amitola

Rainbow

Aponi

Butterfly

Awanata

Miwok

Turtle

Awantia

Fawn

Chapa

Sioux

Beaver

Cholena

Bird

Chumani

Sioux

Dewdrops

Kele

Hopi

Sparrow

Kewanee

Potawatomi

Prairie Hen

Kinta

Choctaw

Deer

Koko

Blackfoot

Night

Leotie

Flower that the Prairie

Lulu

Rabbit

Mika

Intelligent Racoon


Native American Indian dog whistle or flute


Strong Indian Names that Celebrate good Deeds


NameTribe or LanguageMeaning

Adoette

Kiowa

Big Tree

Bly

Tall

Wyome

Algonquian

Large Plain

Bidzill

He is Strong

Enyeto

Miwok

Walks prefer a Bear

Eyota

Great

Hanska

Sioux

Tall

Hiamovi

Cheyenne

High Chief

Holata

Seminole

Alligator

Ituha

Sturdy Oak

Kai

Willow Tree

Liwanu

Miwok

Growling Bear

Machk

Algonquian

Bear

Mato

Sioux

Bear

Songaa

Strong

Tasunke

Dakota

Horse


The Algonquin Language

Originally among the most populous and also widespread aboriginal American groups, the Algonquins ranged over lot of the Northeast and throughout Canada and also the an excellent Lakes region.

Today, several hundred thousands Americans identify themselves through the Algonquin tribes, which incorporate the Miami, Sauk, Lenape (aka Delaware), Cree, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Mahican, Arapaho, Blackfoot, and also Cheyenne, amongst many others.

The Algonquin language uniform the many tribes with variations from region to region.

5 famed Native Americans

These room the names and also histories that a couple of famous leaders and warriors.

Cochise

Translated native Apache, Cochise means "Strength of an Oak." one Apache leader and also fighter versus expansion by both the Mexicans and also the Americans, he is second only to Geronimo as an Apache battle leader.

Hollywood and also television have had an continuous fascination through Cochise and also his just white friend, Tom Jeffords, in films such as damaged Arrow and fort Apache.

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Geronimo

Translated native his indigenous Apache tongue, Geronimo way "One who Yawns." His mother, wife, and children were eliminated by mexico troops in 1858, and also he search revenge over the next 25 years, fighting against both American and also Mexican settlers and also troops in his territory.