• <100 Sioux
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sioux
A nation of American Indians; see Dakotas.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains

A shortening of French Nadouessioux, from Ottawa naatowessiwak (“little snake”), which could refer to the massasauga (Sistrurus catenus), a small rattlesnake.

  1. Name applied to various formerly nomadic Native American tribes of the North American Great Plains.
  2. The group of languages spoken by the Sioux.

Notable Persons Named Sioux

Sioux K. Grigsby was a Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota. Sioux was born on December 25th, 1873 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He breathed his last breath on August 21st, 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux is a post-punk, new wave music, gothic rock, alternative rock, and exotica musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Siouxsie was given the name Susan Janet Ballion on May 27th, 1957 in London.


Mariee Sioux is a folk music and psychedelic folk singing, songwriter, and musician. She plays Acoustic guitar, Native American flute, and Mandolin. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2006. Mariee was given the name Mariee Sioux Sobonya on February 4th, 1985 in Humboldt County, California.


Fun Facts about the name Sioux

  • How Popular is the name Sioux? Sioux is the 55,079th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sioux have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Sioux in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sioux? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sioux first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sioux is Thursday, December 25th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Sioux born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sioux was in 1955 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sioux: Your name in reverse order is Xuois. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xsuio. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.