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Awanata Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Awanata is of Native American Miwok origin.

The meaning of Awanata is "turtle".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Awanata Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Awanata has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Awanata to other names.


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Awanata falls into the animal name category.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Awanata.

Just for fun, see the name Awanata in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Naming a child in the Native American culture is a sacred event only to be performed by the wisest in the group, the elders. Because of the level of ritual that it is given, Native American names are considered especially significant and powerful.

Children are often named after something that appears in nature, a personality trait or their perceived destiny.

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