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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Cherokee

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Native American
  • #5453 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Cherokee in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 5 5 0
1952 7 7 0
1955 7 7 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 9 9 0
1959 5 5 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 5 5 0
1969 10 10 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 23 18 5
1976 29 23 6
1977 22 22 0
1978 26 20 6
1979 13 13 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 10 10 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 20 15 5
1985 20 20 0
1986 34 34 0
1987 19 12 7
1988 24 24 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 40 40 0
1991 70 62 8
1992 99 89 10
1993 110 92 18
1994 161 124 37
1995 174 134 40
1996 158 135 23
1997 153 126 27
1998 162 143 19
1999 140 122 18
2000 137 118 19
2001 108 91 17
2002 102 89 13
2003 93 82 11
2004 88 82 6
2005 60 53 7
2006 55 50 5
2007 42 42 0
2008 47 40 7
2009 30 24 6
2010 33 26 7
2011 38 38 0
2012 30 30 0
2013 19 19 0
2014 30 30 0
2015 33 28 5

Want to know about the popularity of the Cherokee baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,669 babies born with the name Cherokee in the United States. That's more than enough Cherokees to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cherokee" was in 1998 with a total of 143 babies.

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cherokee" is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of only 158 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Cherokee popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Cherokee in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Iowa names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cherokee" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cherokee as well as things modernly associated with the name Cherokee such as celebrities named Cherokee.

Native American

Origin and Meaning of Cherokee

The name "Cherokee" is of Native American origin, and it means "People of a different speech. One of the largest American Indian tribes". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Cherokee

Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Language
Cherokee Names
Cherokee People
Cherokee Scrubs
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Parks
Cherokee Nc
Cherokee Lane Elementary School

Alternative Meanings

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Your name in reverse order is "Eekorehc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rkeoeceh". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cherokee born Jan 28, 1940

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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