Pocahontas

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Origin and Meaning of Pocahontas

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  1. A Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
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  1. A Native American woman.

Notable Persons Named Pocahontas

Pocahontas was given the name Matoaka, later known as Amonute by her parent Powhatan (Native American leader) in 1595 in Werowocomoco, present-day Gloucester County, Virginia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pocahontas

Pocahontas was given the name Matoaka, later known as Amonute by her parent Powhatan (Native American leader) in 1595 in Werowocomoco, present-day Gloucester County, Virginia.

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Fun Facts about the name Pocahontas

  • How Popular is the name Pocahontas? Pocahontas is the 26,475th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Pocahontas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 207 babies born with the first name Pocahontas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pocahontas to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pocahontas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Pocahontas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pocahontas is Friday, October 10th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Pocahontas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pocahontas was in 1925 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Pocahontas: Your name in reverse order is Satnohacop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ptonhsacoa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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