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Gender: Male Meaning of Hiawatha: "he makes rivers" Origin of Hiawatha: From Iroquoi, Haio-hw'tha

The name Hiawatha is a boy's name of Iroquoi origin meaning "he makes rivers". Hiawatha and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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African-American journalist Hiawatha Bray is a singular contemporary bearer of this name of a Native-American leader immortalized in a Longfellow poem.

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Pop Culture References for the name Hiawatha

Hiawatha's Bear Hunt - 1982 children's book from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Reading series