Meaning and Name Origin
Cherokee \ch(e)-ro-kee\ 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.
Cherokee is an unusual given name for men and also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Cherokee for boys. Cherokee has not made it into the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)