Monday, December 8, 2014

Cherokee for Heather

Q: My wife and I are expecting our first baby and want to name the little girl Heather. What would her Cherokee name be and is there any meaning behind that purple lil' flower named heather?

AThanks for writing. There is no traditional Cherokee word for heather, because the heather plant was not originally native to North America. You will have the best luck finding words for heather in European languages, North African languages, and parts of Asia.

Here is a good website about the heather plant:

Hope that helps, have a good day!
Native Languages of the Americas

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Native American plants
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