are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabited North and South America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ
meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
From Navajo binálí
meaning "his grandchild", derived from análí
meaning "(paternal) grandchild". It was commonly adopted when Native Americans were required to take surnames for record purposes.
meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
Derived from Navajo bá
"for him" and álílee
from the word kaan
From Navajo tłʼaaí
meaning "lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa
"to be left-handed".
From Creek Ha'chō
meaning "crazy brave; recklessly brave".
From Navajo hataałii
meaning "medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał
"he sings, he is chanting").
The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac
, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah-
'to cut off by tool'. Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan
, Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon
, Abenaki demahigan
, all of which mean "axe".
From the Navajo suffix -tsʼósí
meaning "slender, slim", originally a short form of a longer name such as kiitsʼósí
"slender boy", hashkétsʼósí
"slender warrior", cháalatsʼósí
"slim Charlie", dághaatsʼósí
"the one with a slender mustache", dinétsʼósí
"slender man", or hastiintsʼósí
From Navajo ayóí
meaning "very" and áníldííl
meaning "husky, large".