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Cheyenne

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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 59 21 38
1957 81 11 70
1958 48 5 43
1959 26 8 18
1960 35 7 28
1961 18 0 18
1962 19 6 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 257 201 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 1,836 1,716 120
1992 1,877 1,796 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 2,919 2,873 46
2002 2,748 2,708 40
2003 2,506 2,474 32
2004 2,225 2,185 40
2005 1,981 1,965 16
2006 2,093 2,073 20
2007 2,381 2,364 17
2008 2,121 2,104 17
2009 1,781 1,767 14
2010 1,382 1,366 16
2011 1,166 1,156 10
2012 1,021 1,012 9
2013 988 979 9
2014 911 904 7
2015 954 943 11

Fun Facts about the name Cheyenne

  • How many people with the first name Cheyenne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,095 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 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cheyenne ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 21 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2000.
  • 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 Nheenecy. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Cheyenne as a first name

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Popularity of Cheyenne as a last name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Native American

Origin and Meaning of Cheyenne

The name "Cheyenne" is of Native American origin, and it means "Unintelligible speakers". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  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)

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

Cheyenne Silver

Cheyenne Silver is an adult biography. Cheyenne was born in 1978 as Cara Fawn Ballou in San Clemente, California, United States.

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Cheyenne Kimball

Cheyenne Kimball is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop rock, acoustic, and country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Cheyenne was born in 1990 as Cheyenne Nichole Kimball in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cheyenne

Cheyenne Brando
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Indians
Cheyenne Jason Derulo
Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Woods
Cheyenne Wy

What does the name Cheyenne mean?

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

His for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

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