Examples of Native American horse names derived from the names of Native American tribes and individuals include Apache, Cochise, Comanche, Dakota and Cherokee. Horse names derived from Native American words include Tasunke, which means "horse" in the Dakota language, and Nektosha, which means "horse" in Potawatomi.
Other potential horse names include Koda, which means "friend" in Dakota Sioux, and Misun, which means "little brother" in Lakota Sioux. Other names derived from tribes or languages include Mohawk, Shawnee, Seneca and Munsee. As numerous Native American languages exist, incredible variation in potential names exists, even when the translations are limited to common horse names such as colors and personality attributes.