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Girl Name: Sequoia

Name: Sequoia
Pronunciation: \s(e)-quoia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sequoia's also a boy name)
Meaning: sparrow
Origin: Cherokee
Sounds Like: Sukie, Sachi, Sacha, Skie, Soki, Sukey, Suky, Sukee, Sokie, Zakia
Variant forms: Sacoya, Secoya, Saquoia, Saquoya, Sequoya, Sequoyia


Sequoia \s(e)-quoia\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sequoia), is pronounced seh-KWOY-ah. It is of Cherokee origin, and the meaning of Sequoia is "sparrow". Tree name: the giant redwood tree named for a Cherokee Indian of the early 19th century who invented a system for writing down the Cherokee language.

Sequoia has 6 variant forms: Sacoya, Secoya, Saquoia, Saquoya, Sequoya and Sequoyia.

Baby names that sound like Sequoia are Sukie, Sachi, Sacha, Skie, Soki, Sukey, Suky, Sukee, Sokie and Zakia.


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

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