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150+ Awesome Native American Horse Names and Their Meanings

Native Americans have a deep connection to horses. Horses were not only used for hunting and warfare, but they were also an integral part of the Native American culture. One way that horse name is passed down from generation to generation is through stories about the meaning behind them. This blog post includes over 150 native American horse names with their meanings so you can find one perfect name for your new friend!

  •     LENMANA: Hopi : “flute girl”
  •     HAUSIS, HAUSISSE: Algonquin : “old woman”
  •     TANSY: Hopi : “name of a flower”
  •     ALTSOBA: Navajo: “all war; All are at war”
  •     WAPUN: Potawatomi: “dawn”
  •     SATINKA; SANTINKA: “magical dancer”
  •     MONA: gathered of the seed of a jimson weed
  •     NIMEDA: Potawatomi: “Dance”
  •     ABEY: Omaha: “leaf”
  •     AYASHE, AYASHA: Cheyenne: “little one”
  •     ISI: Choctaw : “deer”
  •     CHOSOVI: Hopi : “bluebird”
  •     MEDA: prophetess
  •     WYANET: “beautiful”
  •     UNA: Hopi : ” remember”
  •     AGASGA: Cherokee: “Rain”
  •     SACAJAWEA: Shoshone: “Bird-woman”
  •     WAUNA: Miwok : “singing snow goose”
  •     DOYA: Cherokee: “Beaver”
  •     AMAYETA: Miwok : Meaning is unknown
  •     ZIHNA: Hopi : “spins; spinning”
  •     NASCHA: Navajo : “owl”
  •     MIAKODA: power of the moon
  •     SAWNI or SUWANEE: Seminole: “Echo”
  •     MISAE: Osage : “white sun”
  •     DYANI: “deer”
  •     ABEYTU: Omaha: “green leaf”
  •     HAKIDONMUYA: Hopi : “time of waiting moon; time of waiting”
  •     MAKKITOTOSIMEW: Algonquin : “she has large breasts”
  •     CHIMALIS: “bluebird”
  •     TIVA: Hopi : ” dance”
  •     ATEPA: Choctaw: “wigwam”
  •     SADZI: Carrier: “Disposition”
  •     OMINOTAGO: Cheyenne : “beautiful voice”
  •     KAMAMA: Cherokee: “Butterfly”
  •     SASA: Cherokee: “Goose”
  •     HAIWEE: Shoshone: “Dove”
  •     YENENE: Miwok: “medicine man”
  •     TAIPA: Miwok : “spread wings; flying quail”
  •     ANEMY: “Superior”

  •     MAKA: Sioux : “earth”
  •     LISELI: Zuni name. Meaning unknown
  •     PAKUNA: Miwok : “deer jumping downhill”
  •     CHUMANI: Sioux : ” dewdrops”
  •     MAI: “coyote”
  •     TAIMA:”thunder”
  •     MAPIYA: Sioux : “sky; sky or heavenly”
  •     MUNA: Hopi : “overflowing spring”
  •     TOOANTUH: Cherokee: “Spring frog”
  •     OPA: Choctaw: “owl”
  •     CHOSPOSI: Hopi : “bluebird eye”
  •     WAKI: Hopi : “shelter”
  •     WASHTA: Sioux: “Good”
  •     LOMASI: “pretty flower”
  •     YATOKYA: Zuni: “sun”
  •     ONAIWAH: Ojibway: “Pigeon or Dove”
  •     CHITSA: “fair”
  •     YOOMEE: Coos: “Star”
  •     KACHINA: Hopi : “spirit, sacred dancer”
  •     MARALAH: born during an earthquake
  •     NITUNA: “daughter”
  •     PELIPA: Zuni: “lover of horses”
  •     ZITKALA: Dakota : “bird”
  •     MAUSI: plucks flowers
  •     NECHE: Ojibway: “Friend”
  •     HALOKE: Navajo : “salmon”
  •     SAPATA: Miwok: “dancing bear”
  •     TALUTAH: Sioux : “blood-red”
  •     OOLJEE: Navajo : “moon”
  •     WICAPI WAKAN, WIKAPI WAKAN: Dakota : “holy star”
  •     NINA: “strong”
  •     SIHU: Hopi : “flower”
  •     DIBE: Navajo : “sheep”
  •     KINEKS: “rosebud”
  •     SUNI NATI: Zuni: “middle”
  •     AIYANA: “Forever flowering; eternal blossom”
  •     NATA: “speaker”
  •     SIKYA: Hopi: “small canyon”
  •     ENOLA: “solitary”

  •     GALILAHI: Cherokee : “attractive”
  •     ALAWA: Algonquin: “pea”
  •     ISTAS: “snow”
  •     UNEGA: Cherokee: “white”
  •     KOKYANGWUTI: Hopi : “spider woman at middle-age”
  •     HUATA: Miwok : ” carrying seeds in a basket; to carry seeds”
  •     APONI: butterfly
  •     TACI: Zuni: “Washtub”
  •     COCHETA: “stranger”
  •     EHAWEE: Sioux : “laughing maiden”
  •     OTEKAH: Navajo: “Sun Maiden” (oh-tee-kuh)
  •     NITTAWOSEW: Algonquin : “she is not sterile”
  •     TSIISHCH’ILI: Navajo: “Curly haired”
  •     WACHIWI: Sioux : ” dancer; dancing girl”
  •     TANGAKWUNU: Hopi: “Rainbow”
  •     YANABA: Navajo: “she meets the enemy”
  •     SINOPA: Blackfoot : “fox; kit fox”
  •     AT’EED: Navajo: “girl”
  •     SNANA: Sioux: “jingle like little bells”
  •     SOYALA: Hopi : ” time of the winter solstice”
  •     SHUMAN: Hopi : ” rattlesnake handler”
  •     MINA: Sioux: “Oldest Daughter”
  •     NAHIMANA: Sioux : “mystic”
  •     LITONYA: Miwok : ” darting hummingbird; hummingbird darting”
  •     TADEWI: Omaha : “wind”
  •     TIPONI: Hopi : “child of importance”
  •     ALSOOMSE: Algonquin: “independent”
  •     SHADA: “pelican”
  •     SUNI: Zuni: “Native Tribal Member”
  •     DOWANHOWEE: Sioux: “Singing voice”
  •     SITSI: Navajo : “daughter”
  •     GOGA: Cherokee: “Summer”
  •     MINAL: fruit
  •     QUANAH : Comanche: ” fragrant”
  •     TABLITA: Hopi : “tiara; crown”
  •     MITUNA: Miwok : ” wraps salmon in willow leaves”
  •     NIJLON: Algonquin : “mistress”
  •     NIABI: Osage : “fawn”

  •     TAKHI: Algonquin : “cold”
  •     AWENTIA: fawn
  •     LILUYE: Miwok : ” singing chicken hawk that soars”
  •     AMA: Cherokee: “Water”
  •     MALILA: Miwok : “fast salmon swimming up a rippling stream;salmon going fast up a rippling stream”
  •     CHOLENA: “bird”
  •     KASA: Hopi : “dressed in furs”
  •     YAMKA: Hopi : “blossom”
  •     TOKALA: Dakota: “Fox”
  •     USDI: Cherokee: “baby”
  •     MOSI: Navajo : ” cat”
  •     OYA: Moquelumnan: “Called Forth”
  •     LUYU: “wild dove”
  •     HONOVI: Hopi : “strong deer”
  •     LEQUOIA: meaning unknown (probably an alteration of sequoia, name of a giant redwood tree)
  •     TUWA, TUUWA: Hopi : “earth”
  •     LUYO: “wild dove”
  •     PAKWA: Hopi : “frog”
  •     HINTO: Dakota: “Blue”
  •     KAYA: Hopi : “elder sister”
  •     ITUHA: “sturdy oak or white stone”
  •     WENONA: “firstborn daughter”
  •     MACAWI: Sioux : “generous”
  •     FLO: “arrow”
  •     KEEZHEEKONI: Chippewa: “fire briskly burning”
  •     KIMAMA: Shoshone : “butterfly”
  •     OMUSA: Miwok : “misses with arrows; missing when shooting with arrows”
  •     DENA: “valley”
  •     SKENANDOA: Iroquois: “Deer”
  •     NOVA: Hopi : “chases butterfly”
  •     WYOME: Algonquian: “large plain”
  •     WIHAKAYDA: Sioux : “little one”
  •     AWANATA: Miwok: “turtle”
  •     LOMAHONGVA: Hopi : “beautiful clouds arising”

We hope you enjoyed this list of over 150 Native American horse names and their meanings. Other than that, we have a complete list of foreign horse names to inspire you. If you’ve found a name that really resonates with you, we encourage you to share it in the comments below!

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