Iroquois personal names, 1900-1951


Date: 1900-1951 | Size: 1380 page(s), 1 typed item, 1380 p.; 1 microfilm reel


This item is an alphabetical list of about 6200 Iroquoian names beginning with A, D, E, G, H, J, N, O, R, S, T, V, W, and Y. Each entry includes phonetic spelling, gender, tribe, location, date, and clan. The name is then analyzed by radicals, with historical information about its bearer (where relevant). Cross reference to variants and from English names of Indians. Preface by Cooke, edited by C. Marius Barbeau (?), which classifies names and gives numbers and sex.

Background note

Mohawk scholar Charles Cooke (Thawennensere) compiled the list of the some 6,200 Iroquoian names.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 typed manuscript, 1380 pages. This collection is also available on microfilm (Film 1374).


Purchased from Charles Marius Barbeau and accessioned, 07/1951.

Related material

A recording of Charles Cooke reading through this list alphabetically is available in Recording 10.

Note on respectful use

Haudenosaunee names such as those documented in this manuscript are given to Haudenosaunee children by clan mothers according to traditional protocols. These name-giving traditions are actively maintained by Haudenosaunee communities in the present day. Under these protocols, a particular name can only be held by one living person at a time. Researchers not authorized by a Haudenosaunee community to give out names in this manner are advised to observe respectful use of this manuscript and to consult it as a resource for its historical and linguistic information, not as a source for selecting names.

Indexing Terms


  • Haudenosaunee
  • Mohawk language
  • Names, Indian -- North America.
  • Names, Iroquois