Chelan - Meaning Of Chelan, What Does Chelan Mean?

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Chelan Meaning


What does Chelan mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Chelan is of Native American Wenatchi origin.

The meaning of Chelan is "deep water, deep notch".  

Chelan is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sha-lan.

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

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

The Chelan Indians traditionally lived near Lake Chelan, a long narrow lake in northern Washington. They are an Interior Salish people who speak the Wenatchi dialect.

The name Chelan derives from the traditional Wentachi name Tsi-Laan meaning "deep water" or Tsill-ane meaning "deep notch".

The spelling later changed to Chelan (pronounced sha-lan) possibly through the influence of French hunter / fur trappers that passed through the area.

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Chelan falls into the water name category.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Chelan in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Chelan in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Chelan Numerology page.

Chelan Numerology
Chelan in Hieroglyhics
Chelan in Nautical Flags
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.

Some examples include Ooljee (Navajo name for "moon"), Weayaya (Sioux name for sunset), Ohitekah (Sioux word for brave), Abequa (Cheyenne name for "someone who stays at home"), Lomahongva (Hopi name for "rising beautiful clouds")

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