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Tyee Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Tyee is of Native American origin.

The meaning of Tyee is "chief".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 9492 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Tyee.

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

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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.

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")