The meaning of the name Sequoia is Giant Redwood Tree. The origin of the name Sequoia is Native American. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
From the Native American name, Sequoya(h). Sequoyah (1767–1843) was a Native American silversmith and inventor of the Cherokee written language. The Sequoia (Redwood) trees in California were named Sequoia Gigantea in 1847 by biologist Stephan Endlicher.