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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cheyenne

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  1. The Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
  2. The capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
  3. A member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)
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Borrowing from French Cheyenne, from Dakota Sioux Sahi'yena.

  1. A western member of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Cheyenne is spoken in Oklahoma and on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. There are currently (2005) approximately 1,200 Cheyenne-speakers in Montana and 500 in Oklahoma.
  2. The capital city of the state of Wyoming in the United States of America.
  3. A female given name of modern American usage
  4. A male given name of modern American usage.
  5. A member of the Cheyenne tribe.

Cheyenne was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Cheyenne

Cheyenne Jackson is an actor and singer-songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2002. Cheyenne was born on July 12th, 1975 in Spokane, Washington.

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Cheyenne Brando was a model. Cheyenne was given the name Tarita Cheyenne Brando by her parents Marlon Brando and Tarita Teriipaia on February 20th, 1970 in Tahiti. She died on April 16th, 1995.

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Cheyenne was born on July 25th, 1990. Cheyenne is also known as Woods and Cheyenne Nicole.

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Cheyenne Kimball is a pop rock, acoustic music, and country music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Mandolin, and Vocals. Her career lasted from 2003 to 2011. Cheyenne was given the name Cheyenne Nichole Kimball on July 27th, 1990 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Cheyenne Tozzi is a model and model (people). Cheyenne was born on December 20th, 1988.

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Cheyenne Parker is a basketball player for the Chicago Sky in the Women's National Basketball Association. She was most active from 2015 to present. Cheyenne was born on August 22nd, 1992 in Queens.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1946 5 5 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 20 15 5
1950 11 11 0
1951 19 13 6
1952 16 16 0
1953 22 16 6
1954 19 19 0
1955 20 15 5
1956 60 21 39
1957 80 11 69
1958 48 5 43
1959 26 8 18
1960 35 7 28
1961 18 0 18
1962 20 7 13
1963 19 8 11
1964 19 6 13
1965 26 9 17
1966 25 7 18
1967 28 5 23
1968 25 13 12
1969 38 21 17
1970 54 29 25
1971 74 38 36
1972 95 52 43
1973 113 53 60
1974 139 86 53
1975 150 87 63
1976 178 124 54
1977 176 109 67
1978 175 116 59
1979 190 130 60
1980 235 176 59
1981 218 164 54
1982 246 190 56
1983 258 202 56
1984 214 175 39
1985 218 178 40
1986 282 236 46
1987 327 281 46
1988 358 314 44
1989 436 373 63
1990 885 832 53
1991 1,837 1,717 120
1992 1,876 1,795 81
1993 2,483 2,372 111
1994 3,420 3,306 114 #99 girl name
1995 4,211 4,089 122 #86 girl name
1996 4,974 4,865 109 #68 girl name
1997 4,845 4,763 82 #68 girl name
1998 4,389 4,325 64 #72 girl name
1999 3,828 3,779 49 #84 girl name
2000 3,415 3,367 48 #99 girl name
2001 2,921 2,875 46
2002 2,751 2,711 40
2003 2,506 2,474 32
2004 2,225 2,185 40
2005 1,982 1,965 17
2006 2,094 2,074 20
2007 2,381 2,364 17
2008 2,124 2,107 17
2009 1,782 1,768 14
2010 1,383 1,367 16
2011 1,167 1,157 10
2012 1,022 1,013 9
2013 989 980 9
2014 914 907 7
2015 961 950 11
2016 808 803 5
2017 741 733 8

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Popularity of Cheyenne as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cheyenne

  • How Popular is the name Cheyenne? Cheyenne is the 821st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cheyenne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69,671 babies born with the first name Cheyenne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cheyenne to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cheyenne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cheyenne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cheyenne is Tuesday, December 24th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Cheyenne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cheyenne was in 1996 with a total of 4,865 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cheyenne!
  • Random Cheyenne Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cheyenne ranks 71st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 90 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Cheyenne: Your name in reverse order is Enneyehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ycnehnee. How do you pronounce that?

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