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Pocahontas Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Pocahontas is of Native American Algonquin origin.

The meaning of Pocahontas is "she is playful".  


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

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


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Then just follow the diagram below.

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Names Like This

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")