Wednesday, June 10, 2015


QHello! I found your website. My fiance is in love with the word Nihzoni.  Is this a name suitable for a baby boy?

AThanks for writing. Yes-- you have the spelling slightly off, it is really spelled Nizhoni. But this name definitely means beauty and harmony in the Navajo language.

I can't say I've ever heard of it used as a boy's name before. I know one woman named Nizhoni, and have heard of several others. But the word itself is gender-neutral in Navajo, so there would be no reason why you COULDN'T use it as a boy's name, just that it isn't typically done.

Hope that answers your questions, have a good day!

Further reading:
Navajo language
Native American baby names
Navajo people