Cherokee Dog Names

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Introduction

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.

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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.

Male Cherokee Dog Names

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Adahy
Meaning "In the oak woods"
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Chea
Chea Sequah means "red bird"
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Degataga
Or Taga for short, this name means "standing together"
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Galegenoh
This strong name means "stag"
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Mohe
A name meaning "elk"
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Oukonunaka
Can be shortened to Naka and means "white owl"
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Sequoyah
A lovely name meaning "sparrow"
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Waya
Meaning "wolf"
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Atsadi
This name means "fish"
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Atohi
A simple name meaning "woods"
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Diwali
This unique name means "bowl"
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Dustu
Meaning "spring fog"
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Gawonii
A name that demands attention with the meaning "he is speaking"
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Kanuna
A cute name meaning "bullfrog"
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Salal
Meaning "squirrel"
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Tsiyi
This name means "canoe"
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Unaduti
Perfect for a Malamute, this name means "wooly head"
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Austenaco
Can be shortened to Austen or Naco, meaning "chief"
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Chuquilatague
While long, this name can be shortened to Chuqu and means "doublehead"
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Kanagagota
A name that means "standing turkey"
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Attakullakulla
Kulla for short, this moniker is another version of "chief"
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Koatohee
Meaning "chief corn tassel"
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Oconostota
"Warrior of Chota"
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Rayetayah
A name that means "hanging maw"
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Yonaguska
Another variation of "chief"
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Ahmik
A name meaning "beaver"
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Chatan
This name means "hawk"
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Chitto
Meaning "brave"
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Dakota
A name that means "allies or friends"
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Dyami
Another name that means "eagle"

Female Cherokee Dog Names

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Adsila
A lovely name meaning "blossom"
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Amadahy
This name means "forest water"
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Awenasa
A perfect name for a loyal companion meaning, "my home"
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Awinita
An adorable name that means "fawn"
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Ayita
Meaning "first to dance"
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Galilahi
For any of your lovely pets, this name means "attractive"
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Leotie
Meaning "flower of the prairie"
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Usdi
This is a perfect name for a puppy as it means "baby"
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Galilani
Meaning "friend" this name is perfect for man's best friend, the dog
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Hialeah
This name means "beautiful meadow"
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Immookalee
Mookalee or Mook for short, this name means "waterfall"
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Salali
Female name for "squirrel"
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Tayanita
Meaning "beaver"
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Sequoia
A Redwood tree
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Ahyoka
A lovely name meaning "she brought happiness"
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Ama
A simple name that means "water"
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Cherokee
The name of an Indian tribe
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Ghigau
Meaning "beloved woman"
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Hiawassee
A fun name that means "meadow"
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Immokalee
Or Kalee for short, this name means "tumbling water"
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Inola
This gorgeous name means "black fox"
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Knasgowa
Meaning "heron"
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Nanye-hi
Nanye for short, this name means "goes about"
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Ninovan
A name meaning "our home"
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Papoose
Another name for "baby"
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Tsistunagiska
This name means "wild rose"
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Tsula
A cute name meaning "fox"
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Tayanita
Meaning "young beaver"
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Yona
This name means "bear"
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Charu
Meaning "graceful"

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