The Cheyenne are an Algonquin-language speaking nation. The word "cheyenne" comes from a Lakota Sioux word for them of unknown meaning. There are several places around the USA named Cheyenne, and as a first name it gained popularity in the 1990s along with a trend for western-sounding names and place names.
See Also: Sheyenne, Cheyanne, Shyann

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