2) English name deriving from the American state Indiana
The future American state was given its Latin-style name in the mid-18th century by French settlers or developers, the reference being to the Indian tribes whose territory it was. 
As applied to American Indians, the name does not relate to the country of India, but it arose through the error of Christopher Columbus, who conceived the plan of sailing due west from Portugal to reach Asia, and who believed he had reached India when he actually arrived in the West Indies in 1492. So the indigenous inhabitants were called Indians. (See India)
For male forms see Indian
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for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.
No recent statistics trend found in databases for Indiana.