Mohawk \mo-hawk, moha-wk\ as a boy's name is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Mohawk is "people of the flint". The source form is Kanienkehaka. The Mohawk Indians were a tribe of the Iroquois confederacy. Their name has been given to a river and a roadway, the Mohawk Trail. In Algonquin, Mohawk means "cannibal".