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since 1880
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in 2010

Cherokee

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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

Fun Facts about the name Cherokee

  • How many people with the first name Cherokee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,669 babies born with the first name Cherokee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cherokee to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cherokee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cherokee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cherokee is Saturday, September 18th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Cherokee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cherokee was in 1998 with a total of 143 babies.
  • Random Cherokee Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cherokee is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Cherokee: Your name in reverse order is Eekorehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reeoheck. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Cherokee as a first name

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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 Dictionary Sources
  1. The Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee
  2. A member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma

Most likely from the Cherokee autonym ᏣᎳᎩ (tsalagi). Derivation from a Choctaw exonym meaning "those who live in caves" (compare chiluk (“cave”)) has also been suggested — the Iroquois term for the Cherokee was Oyata'ge'ronon (“inhabitants of the cave country”) — as has derivation from a Creek term for "person(s) who speak(s) a non-Creek language" (see celokketv (“to speak a non-creek language”)).

Whatever its origin, the ethnonym entered European languages at an early date, perhaps as early as the 1670s; in Spanish, the people are called the Tchalaquei as early as 1755.

  1. An indigenous North American people.
  2. Their Iroquoian language, still spoken in Oklahoma and North Carolina.
  3. A syllabary for the Cherokee language invented by Sequoyah.
  4. A member of this people.

Cherokee was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

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

What does the name Cherokee mean?

Cis for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

His for happiness, you always bring.

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

Kis for kid, the child within.

Eis for eager, let's get started!

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

Past life for Cherokee born Jun 6, 1994

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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 New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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