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Pocahontas 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.


Popularity of Pocahontas

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 names popularity of Pocahontas name for girls (2012 statistics).


Top 1000 ranking of Pocahontas name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Pocahontas outside U.S.

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