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Cherokee is a naturalistic baby name that applies to boys or girls. It represents the Cherokee tribe from North America. This cultural baby name is now a top 8,600 option.

Meaning of the name Cherokee:

Native American: Native American tribal name
Choctaw: those who live in the mountains, those who live in the cave country
Greek: people of a different speech

Origin of the name Cherokee:

The baby name Cherokee is a cultural option for boys or girls. It comes from the title of a tribe of Native Americans that live in the eastern portion of the United States. It is still a rare option for either gender, with only 13 girls having the name in 2013.

Symbolism of the name Cherokee:

The baby name Cherokee has an unknown meaning. Most agree on the generic Native American interpretation, which is representative of the tribe from eastern America. Some think that it is a Choctaw word that translates to “those who live in the mountains” or “those who live in the cave country.” Some professionals, however, think that the name Cherokee comes from the Greek word “tciloki,” which means “people of a different speech.”

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Gender of the name Cherokee:

Cherokee is a cultural name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the name Cherokee:


Number of syllables in the name Cherokee:


Emotion evoked from the name Cherokee:

Cherokee feels naturalistic and cultural. It is strong and unique.

Alternative spellings for the name Cherokee:

  • Cherokie
  • Cheroki
  • Cheroke

Nicknames for the name Cherokee:

  • Cher 
  • Kee
  • Rokee
  • Ro
  • Roro
  • Chero

Popularity of the name Cherokee:

Cherokee has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 8,600 option. More specifically, Cherokee is number 8,547 for boys or girls.

Related names for the name Cherokee:

  • Koda
  • Shani
  • Walken
  • Katri
  • Catrona
  • Kyran 
  • Tahoe
  • Michon

Great middle names for Cherokee and their meanings:

  • Damon (to overpower, to tame, to subdue)
  • Koda (friend)
  • Molimo (bear walking into shade)
  • Leyti (shaped like an abalone shell)
  • Evanna (peaceful, God is gracious)
  • Lyra (lyre, harp)
  • Vada (famous ruler)
  • Arwen (noble maiden)

Famous people with the name Cherokee:

  • Cherokee Parks (basketball player)
  • Cherokee Pearce (Miss Oklahoma from Teen USA in 2015)

Cherokees in popular culture:

  • Cherokee Bat (character from “Weetzie Bat”)
  • Jeep Cherokee (car)
  • Cherokee (Native American tribe)
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