Cherokee Dog Names

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The Cherokee tribe has always been considered one of the most socially and culturally advanced of the Native American tribes. Since the tribes very first interaction with European explorers back in the 16th century, the Cherokee were interested in growing, developing, and progressing. It is this resilient and curious nature that allowed the tribe to thrive for so long and so well before the Europeans ever stepped foot in their land. It is also this same nature that helped the tribe to survive when settlers came in for their search of gold during the year 1829. This rush for wealth caused the Cherokee to lose their native lands, and be driven out along the Trail of Tears to the "Indian Territory" that exists today. This tribe is full of wonderful people and beautiful names that represent their culture and beliefs so well.

Cherokee Dog Names in Pop Culture

Cherokee Dog Name Considerations

Any dog breed can fit extremely well into this category. Because the Cherokee cherished the idea of names and their importance, the biggest factors that will play into choosing a Cherokee name for your pup will be personality. Traditionally, the maternal grandmother of a family would name the girls, while the senior male of the father's lineage would name the boys. A name was chosen from many things, such as a dream, a trip to find their spirit animal, or a great act. As children, personality was the main factor (and sometimes appearance) that would determine what moniker a child would receive. The same principle can be applied when choosing a name for your dog! For instance, if you have a dog that loves to swim (such as a Golden Retriever) then the name "Ama" may be perfect, as this name means "Water". As far as appearance goes, perhaps you have a Siberian Husky or Malamute that has an appearance or coloring similar to a wolf, the name "Waya" means "wolf" and could be a great choice; there are also names such as "Mohe" meaning "elk" and "Salal" meaning "squirrel" that can work for coloring and coat markings as well.
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Community Dogs with Cherokee Names

Kota's name story for Cherokee Dog Names
Tonopah, AZ

Kota is very loyal and loving. I have had him since he was 6 weeks old. Kota is now 8 years old. He is MY best friend and companion. Kota is also my service k9.

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