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The Name Tashina
Q: My name is Tashina, and my dad used to know what it
meant. I was
named from the movie Windwalker. If you have any idea
what my name means
please let me know. cause no one in
the family remembers.
A: Tashina (pronounced tah-shee-nah) is a popular Lakota Sioux woman's name. It means "her shawl"
and is associated with traditional dancing.
I've never seen "Windwalker," but it's about the Cheyenne tribe, isn't it? There's also a Cheyenne
name, Tashena, which is a shortened form of a longer woman's name that comes from the
Cheyenne word for "moon" (taa'eeshe'he.) That name is traditionally pronounced tah-sheh-nuh
or tah-shih-nuh. It's possible that may have been the name that was featured in the movie instead.
Hope that helps, have a good day!
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