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Namesake: Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), Ukrainian poet and painter.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2005
A kid in my health class last year had this name, and he pronounced it TIE-russ, and people would always mispronounce it "TARE-as"
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2006
I have something to say about the name and the etymology as described in the database.

Taras is a name that comes from Greek mythology: he was the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion. Ancient Greek colonists from Sparta founded a city in modern-day Italy and named the city Taras, after him. The Romans, however, called it Tarentum.

Taras itself does not mean "from Tarentum", and neither does Tarasios. Tarasios is simply a form or derivation of Taras. As for the etymology of Taras itself: I believe it comes from an ancient Greek word for "rebel, mutineer" - but I don't dare say this for certain.
-- Lucille  10/30/2007
I suggest anyone who names a son Taras here in the U.S. gives them a middle name they can use in place of their first name. Most people who are not Slavs will have a lot of trouble pronouncing it, or they may mistake it for a girl's name.
-- Arcticwarrior  3/27/2009
Taras Bulba, the hero of the eponymous novel by Nikolai Gogol.
-- mymymetrocard  11/25/2014
Youtuber CrazyRussian Hacker's name is Taras Kulakov.
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2016
Taras Kulakov (1987- Now) Russian-American Youtuber with a channel "CrazyRussianHacker".
-- Tamjid Husein  4/14/2017
Taras Kulakov, better known as "CrazyRussianHacker", is a Russian YouTuber best known for his "life hacks", scientific experiments, testing videos and his motto "Safety is number one priority." His YouTube channel, "CrazyRussianHacker", created on May 18, 2012, has over 2.5 billion views and 9.8 million subscribers, and is one of the medium's top 200 channels. He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He owns two huskies, Hugo and Luke, and is an avid beekeeper. He also has a second YouTube channel "Taras Kul" with over 2.7 million subscribers.
-- cutenose  6/15/2017

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