What does Cheyenne mean?
Cheyenne \che-yenne, cheye(n)-ne\ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Cheyenne) is pronounced shy-ENN. It is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Cheyenne is "unintelligible speakers". From the French name "shaiyena". Name of a Native American tribe. The Cheyennes were famous for their courage in battle, and the capital city of Wyoming is named after the tribe.
Cheyenne has 1 masculine form: Shayan.
Cheyenne is a very prominent first name for women (#1778 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Cheyenne for girls. Cheyenne was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #362 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Cheyanne, Shyann and Shyanne are the prominent variation forms of Cheyenne (#362 the previous year). Usage of these girl names reached its peak in 1997 (usage of 0.605%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1595%, down 73.6%), with the versions Cheyanne, Shyann and Shyanne becoming less trendy. Cheyenne (#362) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cheyenne and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)