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Cheyenne Meaning


What does Cheyenne mean?

The name Cheyenne is of Native American Sioux origin.

The meaning of Cheyenne is "people of a different speech".

Cheyenne is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 8 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Shy-ann.

The Given Name Cheyenne

The Cheyenne people are a plains tribe who originally lived near the Great Lakes and later settled in North and South Dakota. They call themselves Tsistsistas meaning "beautiful people".

It was the Sioux who named them Cheyenne meaning "people of a different speech", because they did not understand the Algonquian language which they spoke.

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Wyoming.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cheyenne McCray.

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Cheyenne Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 466 in baby name popularity for girls with 670 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 429 in baby name popularity for girls with 739 occurrences. It ranked 8,974 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.

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

Cheyenne Related Names

Variants of the name Cheyenne include Cheyane, Cheyann, Cheyanna, Cheyanne, Cheye, Cheyeana, Cheyeanne, Chiana, Chianna, Shyan, Shyann, Shyanne.

Famous Cheyennes

  • Cheyenne McCray ~ Writer

Cheyenne Numerology

What will your new littleCheyenne be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Cheyenne are often cute and informal but most of all they are read more >>

Cheyenne Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cheyenne in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cheyenne.

Just for fun, see the name Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne in Nautical Flags page.