Meaning and name origin
Pocahontas \p(o)-cahon-tas, poca-hontas\ as a girl's name is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Pocahontas is "playful". Nickname of Matoaka, the daughter of an Algonquin chief in Virginia, who reportedly rescued the English setter John Smith from hostile tribesmen. She married Englishman John Rolfe, and became a celebrity.
Pocahontas is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pocahontas for girls (2014 statistics).