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Cheyenne (girl)

What does Cheyenne mean?

Cheyenne Pronunciation of Cheyenne [cheyenne] 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.

Associated with: battle.


Cheyenne has 11 variants: Chayan, Chayanne, Cheyanna, Cheyanne, Chiana, Chianna, Chyanne, Shayan, Shayanne, Shyann and Shyanne.

1 masculine form: Shayan.

Creative forms:
(female) Cherenne, Cheyan, ..

(male) Cheyennet, Cheyon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cheyenne Journey (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cheyenne?

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. Demographics)

Cheyenne was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #347 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheyenne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cheyenne outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cheyanna, Cheyanne (#1419 from current records), Chyanne, Shyann and Shyanne (#1561) are the prominent variation forms of Cheyenne (#347 from current records). Usage of these relations of Cheyenne was well-received among parents in 1996 (adoption of 0.37%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.06%, 83%), with versions such as Cheyanne becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheyenne, Cheyanna, Cheyanne, Chyanne, Shyann, Shyanne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cheyenne outside U.S.