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Boy Name: Sequoia

Name: Sequoia
Pronunciation: \s(e)-quoia\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Sequoia's also a girl name)
Meaning: sparrow
Origin: Cherokee
Sounds Like: Squier, Sacha, Sachie, Sachio, Skie
Variant forms: Sequoya, Sequoyah


Sequoia \s(e)-quoia\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sequoia), is of Cherokee origin, and the meaning of Sequoia is "sparrow". Name of the 19th-century Cherokee scholar who developed a form of the written language for his tribe. He gave his name to a type of redwood tree.

Sequoia has 2 variant forms: Sequoya and Sequoyah.

Baby names that sound like Sequoia are Squier, Sacha, Sachie, Sachio and Skie.


Sequoia is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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