Indian Names
And their meanings
abnaki:                 those living at the sunrise (easterners)
achomawi:               river
acolapissa:             those who listen and see
ahtena:                 ice people
akwesasne:              land where the partridge drums
alabama:                i clear the thicket
apache:                 enemy (zuni word)
apalachicola:           people of the other side
apalachee:              people of the other side
arikara:                horns or elk people, or corn eaters
assiniboin:             ones who cook using stones (ojibwa word)
atakapa:                man eater
atsina:                 white clay people
atsugewi:               hat creek indians
avoyel:                 people of the rocks
bayogoula:              people of the bayou
bidai:                  brushwood (caddo word)
brule:                  burned thighs
caddo:                  true chiefs
cayuga:                 place locusts were taken out,
                           people at the mucky land
cayuse:                 stones or rocks (French-Canadian word)
chakchiuma:             red crawfish people
chehalis:               sand
cherokee:               cave people (choctaw word),
                           people of different speech (creek word)
chetco:                 close to the mouth of the stream
cheyenne:               red talkers (dakota word)
chickahominy:           hominy people
chipwyan:               pointed skins (cree word)
chitimacha:             they have cooking vessels
chontal:                stranger (nahuatl word)
choula:                 fox
chowanoc:               people at the south
chumash:                people who make the shell bead money
clallam:                strong people
clatsop:                dried salmon
comanche:               anyone who wants to fight me all the time (ute word)
cowichan:               basking in the sun that warms your back or warm land
crow:                   crow, sparrowhawk, bird people
dakota:                 allie
erie:                   log tail or cat people (iroquois word)
fox:                    red earth people
gros ventre:            big bellies, one who cooks with a stone,
                           he cooks by roasting (see atsina)
hach winik:             true people
han:                    those who live along the river
havasupai:              people of the blue green water
hiute:                  bowmen
honniasont:             wearing something around the neck
hopi:                   peaceful ones
houma:                  red
huchnom:                mountain people
hunkpapa:               campers at the opening of the circle
hupa:                   trinity river
huron:                  ruffian, head of a boar (french words)
hwal'bay (hualapai):    people of the tall pines
ihanktonwan:            dwellers at the end
ihanktonwana:           little dwellers at the end
iowa:                   sleepy ones (dakota word)
iroquois:               real adders (snake) or we of the extended lodge
jatibonicu:             people of the great sacred high waters
jatibonuco:             great people of the sacred high waters
jicaque:                ancient person (nahuatl word)
jicarilla:              little basket weaver (spanish word)
kainai:                 many chiefs
kan-hatki:              white earth
kanienkahaka:           people of the place of flint
kanza:                  people of the south wind
karok:                  upstream
kato:                   lake
kawchottine:            people of the great hares
ketsei:                 going in wet sand
kickapoo:               he stands about
kiowa:                  principal people
klallam:                strong people
klamath:                people of the lake
kotsoteka:              buffalo eaters
kutcha-kutchin:         those who live on the flats
kwuda:                  people coming out
lakota                  friend or ally (same with dakota & nakota)
latgawa:                those living in the uplands
lenni lenape:           genuine men
lillooet:               wild onion
machapunga:             bad dust
mahican:                wolf
makah:                  cape people
maliseet:               broken talkers
massachuset:            at the hills
mdewankantonwan:        dwellers of the spirit lake
menominee:              wild rice men
miami:                  people on the peninsula, cry of the crane
michigamea:             great water
miniconjou:             planters by water
missouri:               great muddy, people with wooden canoes
moapa:                  mosquito creek people
moatokni:               southerners
modoc:                  southerners
mohave:                 three mountains
mohawk:                 the possessors of the flint, coward or
                           man eater (abenaki words)
mohegan:                wolf
moneton:                big water people
munsee:                 at the place where the stones are gathered together
nahane:                 people of the west
narragansett:           people of the small point
nanticoke:              people of the tidewaters
natsit-kutchin:         those who live off the flats
navajo:                 cultivated field in an arroyo (tewa word)
nipmuck:                freshwater fishing place
nokoni:                 those who turn back
nooksack:               mountain men
nootka:                 along the coast
oglala:                 scatters their own
ojibwa:                 to roast till puckered up
okelousa:               blackwater
okmulgee:               where water boils up
omaha:                  upstream people or people going against the current
oneida:                 a boulder standing up, people of the standing stone
onondaga:               people on top of the hills
opata:                  hostile people (pima word)
ottawa:                 to trade
otto:                   lechers
pahodja:                dusty nones
pakiutlema:             people of the gap
pamunkey:               rising upland
pantch-pinunkansh:      men altogether red
papagos:                desert people, bean people
pascagoula:             bread people
passamaquoddy:          plenty of pollock
paugusset:              where the narrows open out
pawnee:                 horn people, men of men, look like wolves
penateka:               honey eaters
pennacook:              down hill
penobscot:              it forks on the white rocks or the descending
                           ledge place, at the stone place
pensacola:              hair people
people of the lakes:    tribes near the great lakes
peoria:                 carrying a pack on his back
pequot:                 fox people or destroyers
piegan:                 scabby robes
piikani:                poor robe
pilthlako:              big swamp
pima:                   river people
pojoaque:               drinking place
potawatomi:             people of the place of the fire, keepers of the fire,
                           (fire nation, fire people)
powhatan:               falls in a current of water
pshwanwapam:            stony ground
puyallup:               shadow
quahadi:                antelope
quapaw:                 downstream people
sac:                    people of the yellow earth or people of the outlet
salish:                 flatheads
sans arc:               without bows
schaghticoke:           at the river forks
sekani:                 dwellers on the rocks
seminole:               separatist, runaway or breakaway, peninsula people
seneca:                 place of stone, people of the standing rock,
                           great hill people
shawnee:                south or southerners
sihasapa sioux:         blackfeet
siksika:                blackfeet or black foot
sioux:                  snake (french version of other tribe's name)
sisitonwan:             dwellers of the fish ground
skokomish:              river people
taino:                  we the good people
takelma:                those living along the river
tanima:                 liver eaters
tangipahoa:             corn gatherers
tantawats:              southern men
tatsanottine:           people of the copper water
tawakoni:               river bend among red hills
tejas:                  friendly
tenawa:                 down stream
tennuth-ketchin:        middle people
teton:                  dwellers of the prairie
tewa:                   moccasins
thlingchadinne:         dog-flank people
titonwan:               dwellers of the plains
tonawanda:              confluent stream
tonkawa:                they all stay together or most human of people
tsattine:               lives among the beavers
tsetsaut:               people of the interior (niska word)
tubatulabal:            pinenut eaters (shoshone word)
tuscarora:              hemp gatherers, the shirt wearing people
two kettle:             two boilings
unalachtgo:             tidewater people
vunta-ketchin:          those who live among the lakes
wahpekute:              shooters amoung the leaves
wahpetonwan:            dwellers amoung the leaves
wailaki:                north language (wintun word)
wakokai:                blue heron breeding place
walapai:                pine tree people
wallawalla:             little river
wampanoag:              eastern people
wappo:                  brave
waptailmin:             people of the narrow river
wasco:                  cup, those who have the cup
wichita:                big arbor (choctaw word)
winnebago:              filthy water people
wiwohka:                roaring water
wyandot:                people of the peninsula, islanders
yakama:                 runaway, pregnant people
yamparika:              rooteaters or yapeaters
yavapai:                people of the sun, crooked mouth people
yoncalla:               those living at ayankeld
yuchi:                  situated yonder
yuki:                   stranger (wintun word)
yurok:                  downstream (karok word)