Meaning and name origin
Cherokee \ch(e)-ro-kee\ as a boy's name is pronounced CHARE-oh-kee. It is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Cherokee is "people of a different speech". The name of one of the largest Native American tribes, used as a given name. The Cherokee originally lived in the southeastern America. They were farmers, and one of the first tribes to produce a written language.
Cherokee is not a popular first name for males 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 Cherokee for boys (2014 statistics).