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What does Sequoia mean?

Sequoia Pronunciation of Sequoia as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Sequoia) is pronounced seh-KWOY-ah. It is of Cherokee origin, and the meaning of Sequoia is "sparrow". Tree name: the giant redwood tree named for a Cherokee Indian of the early 19th century who invented a system for writing down the Cherokee language.

ASSOCIATED WITH Se-, -ia, tree, 19th century


VARIANTS Sacoya, Secoya, Saquoia, Saquoya, Sequoya, Sequoyia



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How popular is Sequoia?

Sequoia is an unusual first name for females. Sequoia is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sequoia entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1152 in the U.S. in 2002, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Beruria, Petunia, Refugia, Secelia, Secunda, Sedona, Sedonia, Seelia, Seeria, Segovia, Selenia, Selia, Senoma (see Sonoma), Sesilia and Seula. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sequoia.