What does Pocahontas mean?
Pocahontas \p(o)-cahon-tas, poca-hontas\ as a girls' 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 an unusual first name for women and an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Pocahontas for girls. Pocahontas has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)