Indigenous baby names and their meanings

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Before the Europeans arrived in America, there were approximately 100 million Indians on the continent, only here in Brazil there were approximately 5 million natives, they were divided into tribes, according to the linguistic trunk to which they belonged: Tupi-Guarani (coastal region) , macro-jê or tapuia (Central Plateau region), Arawak (Amazon) and Caraíba (Amazon). Today this number is being reduced, there are approximately 400 thousand Indians who occupy the Brazilian territory, there are about 200 indigenous ethnic groups and 170 languages.

The page is a respected person in the tribes, they are believed to have healing and spiritual gifts. They were also responsible for choosing the name of the newborns of their tribe. If you have an indigenous origin or you simply love the indigenous universe and its beautiful cultures, check out a list with several suggestions for indian baby names and also, the meaning of each one they were selected by female and male category.

Indigenous baby names and their meanings

Indigenous baby names and their meanings

Indigenous female names

Aiyra: Daughter (Tupi)
Amana: Water that comes from the sky (Tupi)
Anahi: Beautiful flower of the sky (Tupi-Guarani)
Araci: The hand of the day (Tupi)
Iacina: Golden-winged butterfly (Tupi)
Iara/Yara: Lady of Water (Tupi-Guarani)
Irani: Rio de Mel (Tupi)
Jaci: Lua (Tupi)
Jaciara: Moonrise (Tupi)
Jandira: The one who likes honey (Tupi)
Juraci: Maternal mouth (Tupi)
Jurema: Plant with thorns (Tupi)
Jussara: Species of palm (Tupi)
Kaolin: Beautiful young woman (Tupi)
Kauane: Hawk (Tupi-Guarani)
Maiara: The sage (There are two possibilities of origin: Tupi or Uapixana)
Moema: The one who is sweetening (Tupi)
Potira: Flower (Tupi)
Raíra: Human (Tupi)
Tainá: Estrela (Tupi-Guarani)
Thaynara: Enlightened (Tupi-Guarani)

Indigenous male names

Abaeté: Honored man, person or tribe (Tupi)
Anori: Tracajá (tortoise species) male (Nheengatu)
Avaré: Friendly man (Tupi-Guarani)
Avati: Enchanted Being from Guarani Mythology (Tupi-Guarani)
Caramuru: Man of Fire (Tupinamba)
Cauã: Gavião (Tupi)
Cauê: A wise and good man (Tupi)
Coaraci: Sol (Tupi)
Endi: Luminosity (Tupi)
Ivair: River of Arrows (Tupi)
Kaluanã: Warrior (Tupi)
Macunaíba: One who works at night (Tupi)
Raoni: Chief and great warrior (Tupi)
Rudá: Divinity of love (Tupi)
Sami: the one who has a restless look (Tupi)
Toriba: Happiness (Tupi)
Tupa: Progenitor (Tupi-Guarani)
Ubirajara: Lord of the spear (Tupi)
Ubiratan: Strong Spear (Tupi)
Yakecan: The Sound of Heaven (Tupi)

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