Native American Names

Filed under: Baby Names

Native American names have become popular with parents in recent years. There are many web sites dedicated to helping parents choose Native American names for their children, but not all are reliable sources.

According to Native Languages, many names that are thought to be traditional Native American names are in fact made-up names from books and movies or distortions of genuine names. Some popular Native American names are inaccurately translated and often don't mean what parents believe they do. Other names are mistakenly thought to be Native American when, in fact, they originate from other languages.

Parents wishing to give their child a Native American name should be aware that tribal names have special meaning in Indian culture, and it is considered disrespectful to give these names to children who are not part of the tribe. If you want to give your child a traditional Native American name, you must speak to a tribal elder or religious leader, according to Native Languages. Another option is to give your child a Native American variant of a Hebrew or Christian name or to use a word from a Native American language.

Read more about Baby Names at ParentDish.
AOL Answers is no longer available
AOL Answers is closed

AOL Answers is no longer available.

As AOL continues to grow and evolve we are taking necessary actions to ensure our efforts and resources are
focused on the areas where we can create the maximum amount of value for our loyal consumer base. As a result
we have decided to sunset AOL Answers. Thank you for your participation in this site. If you have an AOL-related
question (passwords, account information, etc.), please visit our AOL Help site at help.aol.com.

FollowUs

Flickr RSS

TheTalkies

AskAdviceMama

AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
AOL Answers is no longer available
AOL Answers is closed

AOL Answers is no longer available.

As AOL continues to grow and evolve we are taking necessary actions to ensure our efforts and resources are
focused on the areas where we can create the maximum amount of value for our loyal consumer base. As a result
we have decided to sunset AOL Answers. Thank you for your participation in this site. If you have an AOL-related
question (passwords, account information, etc.), please visit our AOL Help site at help.aol.com.