If your name is Cheyenne, you are a truly unique and beautifully unusual person. You are on a spiritual journey through life, and you are anything but ordinary. Your journey leads you to seek the higher meaning of life and our place in the universe, and the things that you like to do and the people and things that you value are reflective of this search for meaning. You love to spend time contemplating the beauties of nature, and you find you are renewed and recharged by spending as much time as possible out in nature. You are poetic and artistic—a fan of great literature but also able to write yourself. In fact, you generally find that you are able to express your deep thoughts and emotions better in writing that you are in speech.
Because you are often lost deep within your thoughts, you generally prefer to be alone or with just a few very close friends or family members. You don’t easily share too much of yourself with those you don’t know very well. For this reason, you sometimes might feel a bit lonely and different from everyone else. But the truth is, you are just more in touch with your deeper spiritual nature, and this is a gift that not too many people possess!
The girls’ name Cheyenne comes from the name of a Native American Indian nation living on the Great Plains. The Sioux Indians couldn’t understand the language of the Cheyenne, so they used the Sioux Dakota word “shahiyena”, meaning “speak incoherently” to describe them. The capital of Wyoming is named for the Cheyenne, and the name has been used for little girls in America since the 1950s.
Cheyenne came into popular usage in the United States in 1980 and quickly reached the Top 100 most popular girls’ names by 1994. Cheyenne’s popularity peaked in 1996 and 1997, when the name reached #68 on the charts. Since then, the name’s popularity has receded, but still makes a nice choice—especially for girls born in the Western United States.
Our list of well-known Cheyennes includes people from many different fields of endeavor, including American singer-songwriter Cheyenne Kimball, Australian model Cheyenne Tozzi, and badult film actress Cheyenne Silver. Our list also includes one male celeb Cheyenne, actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson. Iconic actor Marlon Brando was ahead of the trend when he gave the name Cheyenne to his daughter, Cheyenne Brando, who had a career as a model in Tahiti prior to her death in 1995.