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The Name Neka

Q: Hello I am doing a paper for my college class and it is about the history and meaning of our names. I've always had an idea of what my name meant but now since reading your web site I would like to be sure. My name is Neka and from what I know, it means wild-goose and is given from a cheif to his daughther after a good hunt. Please correct me if I am wrong and if you know anything else about my name it would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Yes, Neka comes from the Ojibwe name Nika, which means goose (the wild goose that is called "Canada goose" today.)

It wasn't just a name for chief's daughters, though. Any girl could have this name.

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