I recently wrote about the "indigenous" name Evolet in 10,000 B.C. This phony-sounding name got me thinking, so I looked up some Native baby names. Here are some of the ones I found:
Can you tell which names are male which are female? Probably not. That's because indigenous languages don't necessarily follow the same patterns as English. Girls don't get feminine names like Lisa, Maria, or Evolet and boys don't get masculine names like Tom, Dick, or Harry.
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Below: "My parents liked the names Amelie, Bernadette, and Celine because they sound so pretty and French and feminine. But I'm glad they chose to name me after my aunts Evelyn and Violet. Besides, I like Evolet because it reminds me of Eve."