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What does Pocahontas mean?

Pocahontas Pronunciation of Pocahontas [poc-a-hon-tas] 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.

Associated with: playful (joy).


Creative forms:
(female) Panahontas, ..

(male) Pocahonne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pocahontas Alisson (P.A.), ..

How popular is Pocahontas?

Pocahontas is an unusual first name for women and an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pocahontas has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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