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Cheyenne (girl)

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What does Cheyenne mean?

Cheyenne [chey-enne] 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.

Cheyenne has 1 masculine form: Shayan.

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

(male) Cheyennet, Cheyon, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Cheyenne for girls. Cheyenne was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #362 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Cheyanna, Cheyanne (#1135 from current records), Chyanne, Shyann (#1971) and Shyanne (#1354) are the prominent variation forms of Cheyenne (#362 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.