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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Cherokee

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Native American
  • #5412 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the 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 18 18 0
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

Want to know about the populiarty of Cherokee? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,631 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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cherokee" is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of only 24 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 a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

Alternative Meanings

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for relax, you know how!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Cherokee born Aug 10, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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