Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the name of a city in Canada and the capital of Manitoba, named after a nearby lake, Lake Winnipeg, which comes from a Cree or Ojibwe language (both of which descend from the Algonquian language) meaning “dirty water” or “muddy/murky water”. Nicknames: Win/Winn, Winnie, Peg Origin: Algonquian  

Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 “play” + ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” (遊真); yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile” + ma 馬 “horse” (裕馬); yu 優 “tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness” + ma 馬 “horse” (優馬); yu 雄 “male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence” + ma 磨 “polish; grind; brush (teeth)” (雄磨); yu 悠 “permanence; distant; long time;…

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the Great Plains. The name comes from a Dakota word, shahiyena, meaning “red speaker”. Cheyenne has been used as a unisex name in English, though probably more popular for girls. Origin: Dakota Variants: Cheyanne (English) Shyanne (English)  

Chelan

Chelan is the name of a county in Washington which gets its name from a nearby lake. The name itself comes from a Chelan Indian word, Tsi-laan, meaning “deep water”. Chelān چلان is also the name of a few villages in Iran. According to Google Translate it means moon but I’m not confident in its accuracy, especially since…

Wynonna

Wynonna is a variant spelling of Winona, a Dakota female given name meaning “firstborn daughter” from Winúŋna. Origin: Dakota (Native American) Variants: Winona (Native, American, Sioux, English) Wynona (English) Wenona (English) Wenonna (English) Wenonah (English)  

Hickory

Hickory is the name of a type of tree in the genus Carya found in North America and East Asia, its wood considered strong and tough with edible nuts The name comes from Algonquian (perhaps Powhatan), a shortened form of pockerchicory or a similar word to it, of unknown meaning. Nicknames: Hick Origin: Native American Variants: Hickorie (English)  

Dakota

Dakota is a unisex given name as well as the name of two states in the US: North and South Dakota. The name derives from a Native American tribe belonging to the Sioux tribe meaning “friend, friendly” or “the allies”. It’s also known as Lakota and Nakota in different dialects of the language. Nicknames: Kota, Koda Origin:…

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it’s a Hawaiian unisex name meaning “sea”; it’s also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) “sea, ocean”; (貝) “shellfish”; (快) “cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable”; (戒) “commandment”, and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of…

Koda

Koda is not an easy name to find much information on. It could be a Native American male name meaning “the allies, friends”, a short form or a variant form of Dakota. Koda is also a Japanese surname with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: “country+ borough, urban prefecture, storehouse, govt. office,…