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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.

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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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