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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1920550
1922550
1942550
1948550
1949550
1952770
1955770
1956880
1957990
1959550
1963660
1964550
196910100
1971770
197217170
197313130
197414140
197518180
197629236
197722220
197826206
197913130
198014140
198114140
198210100
198314140
198420155
198520200
198634340
198719127
198824240
198942420
199040400
199170628
1992998910
19931109218
199416112437
199517413440
199615813523
199715312627
199816214319
199914012218
200013711819
20011089117
20021028913
2003938211
200488826
200560537
200655505
200742420
200847407
200930246
201033267
201138380
201230300
201319190
201430300

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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cherokee" is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of only 108 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 south west? 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 cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Your name in reverse order is "Eekorehc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oekhceer". 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 Mar 27, 1978

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 Western Russia approximately on 1125. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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