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What does Cherokee mean?

Cherokee Pronunciation of Cherokee as a boys' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Che-, -ee, farmers




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How popular is Cherokee?

Cherokee is an unusual given name for men and also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cherokee has not made it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Berklee, Birkee, Brodee, Chanok, Charles, Charley, Charlie, Cheney, Cheroot, Cherut, Cheslea (see Chesley), Cheslee, Chesley, Cheslie, Chesney, Chesnie, Chessie, Chester, Chetwen (see Chetwin), Chevron, Cheyenne, Cheyne, Chezare, Chiro, Chuckie, Clarke, Clerk, Cooke, Cookie, Coree (see Corey), Cree, Crocket, Crooke, Crookes, Fernlee, Hernlee (see Hernley), Jeramee (see Jeremy) and Vernee. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cherokee.

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