Origin:Native American
Meaning:Lovely, beautiful
Olathe is a lovely name choice! Native American in origin, Olathe is a feminine moniker that has an interesting history. It means “lovely” or “beautful,” which comes from the Shawnee language of the Indigenous Shawnee people of the Northeastern Woodlands in America. In 1857, a man named John T. Barton rode to the center of Johnson Country in Kansas and was overcome by the stunning prairie town and asked a Shawnee interpreter how to say “beautiful” in the language. The response was olathe. As such, the city was named Olathe as an ode to the area’s overwhelming scenery. Gifting baby this lovely name is sure to help them feel connected to their heritage, while also reminding them of their worth both inside and out.
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