What was Pocahontas’s English name?

Pocahontas’s Indian name, Pocahontas, meant playful one.

When she was baptized as a Christian, she was given the name Rebecca.

And contrary to popular belief, Pocahontas did not marry John Smith, she married John Rolfe.

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