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TESSA   f   English
Diminutive of THERESA.
TESSAN   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of TERESA.
TESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of THERESA.
TETHYS   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek τηθη (tethe) meaning "grandmother". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan associated with the sea. She was the wife of Oceanus.
TETTY   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
TEUN   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUNA   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
TEUNIS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUTA   f   Albanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.
TEUTORIGOS   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form of TUDOR (1).
TEUVO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of THEODORE.
TEVFİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of TAWFIQ.
TEVYE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of TOBIAH.
TEWODROS   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of THEODORE.
TEX   m   English
From a nickname which denoted a person who came from the state of Texas. A famous bearer was the American animator Tex Avery (1908-1980), real name Frederick, who was born in Texas.
TEZCATLIPOCA   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "smoking mirror" in Nahuatl. In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was one of the chief gods, associated with the night sky, winds, war, and the north. Like his rival Quetzalcoatl, he was a creator god.
THABO   m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THAD   m   English
Short form of THADDEUS.
THADDAEUS   m   Biblical
Form of THADDEUS used in most English versions of the New Testament.
THADDAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of THADDEUS.
THADDEUS   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Θαδδαιος (Thaddaios), the Greek form of the Aramaic name Thaddai. It is possibly derived from a word meaning "heart", but it may in fact be an Aramaic form of a Greek name such as Θεοδωρος (see THEODORE). In the Gospel of Matthew, Thaddaeus is listed as one of the twelve apostles, though elsewhere in the New Testament his name is omitted and Jude's appears instead. It is likely that the two names refer to the same person.
THAÍS   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) form of THAÏS.
THAÏS   f   Ancient Greek
Possibly means "bandage" in Greek. This was the name of a companion of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Alexandria, a wealthy socialite who became a Christian convert. She has been a popular subject of art and literature, including an 1891 novel by Anatole France and an 1894 opera by Jules Massenet.
THAIS   f   Ancient Greek
Variant transcription of THAÏS.
THAKSIN   m   Thai
Means "south, right hand" in Thai.
THALEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of THALIA.
THALES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician.
THALIA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Greek
From the Greek name Θαλεια (Thaleia), derived from θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, presiding over comedy and pastoral poetry. This was also the name of one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites).
THAMAR   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THAMARAI   f   Tamil
Means "lotus" in Tamil.
THAMINA   f   Arabic
Means "valuable, precious, priceless" in Arabic.
THAMIR   m   Arabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
THANA   f   Arabic
Means "praise" in Arabic.
THANASIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
THANATOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "death" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of death who resided with Hades in the underworld.
THANCMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Older form of TAMMARO.
THANDIWE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "loving one" in Xhosa.
THANE   m   English (Rare)
From the Scottish and English noble title, which was originally from Old English thegn.
THANH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THANKARAT   m   Ancient Germanic
Older Germanic form of TANCRED.
THANKFUL   f   English (Archaic)
From the English word thankful. This was one of the many virtue names used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
THANOS   m   Greek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEDA   f   German
Short form of THEODORA. A famous bearer was actress Theda Bara (1885-1955), who was born Theodosia Goodman.
THEI   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of THEODOOR.
THEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek θεα (thea) meaning "goddess". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan goddess of sight, glittering and glory. She was the wife of Hyperion and the mother of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.
THEKLA   f   German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal 'Acts of Paul and Thecla'. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
THELMA   f   English
Meaning unknown. It was a rare name when British author Marie Corelli used it for the Norwegian heroine of her novel 'Thelma' (1887). The name became popular around the end of the 19th century after the novel was published. It is sometimes claimed to derive from Greek θελημα (thelema) meaning "will", though this seems unlikely.
THELONIUS   m   Various
Latinized form of Tielo (see TILO). A famous bearer was jazz musician Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).
THEMA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "queen" in Akan.
THEMBA   m & f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "trust" in Zulu.
THEMIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "law of nature, divine law, that which is laid down" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan who presided over custom and natural law. She was often depicted blindfolded and holding a pair of scales. By Zeus she was the mother of many deities, including the three Μοιραι (Moirai) and the three ‘Ωραι (Horai).
THEMISTOCLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεμιστοκλης (Themistokles) meaning "glory of the law", from θεμις (themis) "law of nature, divine law" (genitive θεμιστος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of an Athenian statesman and general who was victorious over the Persians in the Battle of Salamis.
THEMISTOKLES   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THEMISTOKLIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THÉO   m   French
Short form of THÉODORE.
THEO   m   English, Dutch
Short form of THEODORE, THEOBALD, and other names that begin with Theo.
THEOBALD   m   English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and bald "bold". The Normans brought the name to England, where it joined an existing Old English cognate. The medieval forms Tibald and Tebald were commonly Latinized as Theobaldus. It was rare by the 20th century.
THEOCRITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Θεοκριτος (Theokritos), a Greek name which meant "judge of god" from θεος (theos) "god" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek poet.
THEODOAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and war "vigilant, cautious".
THEODOARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".
THEODOOR   m   Dutch
Dutch form of THEODORE.
THEODOR   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Romanian
German form of THEODORE, as well as a Scandinavian, Czech and Romanian variant of TEODOR. A famous bearer was American children's book creator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss.
THEÓDÓRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of THEODORE.
THEODORA   f   English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEODORE. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
THÉODORE   m   French
French form of THEODORE.
THEODORE   m   English
From the Greek name Θεοδωρος (Theodoros), which meant "gift of god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and δωρον (doron) "gift". The name Dorothea is derived from the same roots in reverse order. This was the name of several saints, including Theodore of Amasea, a 4th-century Greek soldier; Theodore of Tarsus, a 7th-century archbishop of Canterbury; and Theodore the Studite, a 9th-century Byzantine monk. It was also borne by two popes.... [more]
THEODORIC   m   History
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the people", derived from the elements theud "people" and ric "power, ruler". It was notably borne by Theodoric the Great, a 6th-century king of the Ostrogoths who eventually became the ruler of Italy. By Theodoric's time the Ostrogoths were partially Romanized and his name was regularly recorded as Theodoricus. The Gothic original may have been Þiudreiks.
THEODOROS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODORUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of the Greek name Theodoros (see THEODORE).
THEODOSIA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
THEODOSIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOSIUS.
THEODOSIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοσιος (Theodosios) which meant "giving to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοσις (dosis) "giving". Saint Theodosius of Palestine was a monk who founded a monastery near Bethlehem in the 5th century. This also was the name of emperors of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires.
THEODOTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOTUS.
THEODOTUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) which meant "given to god" from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.
THEODOULOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODULUS.
THEODULUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδουλος (Theodoulos) which meant "slave of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δουλος (doulos) "slave". This name was borne by several early saints.
THEOFANIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
THEOFANIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANES.
THEOFILUS   m   Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOFYLAKTOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THEOKLEIA   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEKLA.
THEOKRITOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOCRITUS.
THEOPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
THEOPHANIA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEOPHANES.
THEOPHIL   m   German (Rare)
German form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
THÉOPHILE   m   French
French form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILUS   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοφιλος (Theophilos) which meant "friend of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and φιλος (philos) "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
THEOPHYLAKTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φυλακτεος (phylakteos) "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
THEOTHELM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETHELM.
THÉOTIME   m   French
French form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοτιμος (Theotimos), derived from the elemenets θεος (theos) "god" and τιμαω (timao) "to honour". Saint Theotimus was a 4th-century bishop of Tomi in Scythia.
THEOTLEIP   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DETLEF.
THEOTMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of TIEDEMANN.
THERA   f   Dutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
THERAPON   m   Late Greek
Means "servant" or "worshipper" in Greek.
THERASIA   f   Late Roman
Earliest recorded form of THERESA.
THERESA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Spanish and Portuguese name Teresa. It was first recorded as Therasia, being borne by the Spanish wife of Saint Paulinus of Nola in the 4th century. The meaning is uncertain, but it could be derived from Greek θερος (theros) "summer", from Greek θεριζω (therizo) "to harvest", or from the name of the Greek island of Therasia (the western island of Santorini).... [more]
THÉRÈSE   f   French
French form of THERESA. It was borne by the French nun Saint Thérèse de Lisieux (1873-1897), who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.
THERESE   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
German and Scandinavian variant of THERESA.
THERESIA   f   German, Dutch, Swedish
German, Dutch and Swedish form of THERESA.
THERON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θηραω (therao) meaning "to hunt".
THERSA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THESEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek τιθημι (tithemi) meaning "to set, to place". Theseus was a heroic king of Athens in Greek mythology. He was the son of Aethra, either by Aegeus or by the god Poseidon. According to legend, every seven years the Cretan king Minos demanded that Athens supply Crete with seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the Minotaur, a half-bull creature that was the son of Minos's wife Pasiphaë. Theseus volunteered to go in place of one of these youths in order to slay the Minotaur in the Labyrinth where it lived. He succeeded with the help of Minos's daughter Ariadne, who provided him with a sword and a roll of string so he could find his way out of the maze.
THEUDELINDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETLINDE.
THEUDEMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Frankish) form of DIETMAR.
THEUDHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETER.
THEUDOBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEOBALD.
THEUDOFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETFRIED.
THEUN   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUNIS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUTRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEODORIC.
THI   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thi) meaning "poetry, poem, verse".
THỊ   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THIBAULT   m   French
French form of THEOBALD.
THIERRY   m   French
French form of THEODORIC.
THIJMEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
THIJS   m   Dutch
Short form of MATTHIJS.
THILO   m   German
Variant of TILO.
THIRZA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
ÞIUDREIKS   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of THEODORIC.
THOKO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Short form of THOKOZANI.
THOKOZANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THOM   m   English
Short form of THOMAS.
THOMA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
THOMAS   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
THOMASINA   f   English
Medieval feminine form of THOMAS.
ÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Þórr (see THOR).
THOR   m   Norse Mythology, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse Þórr meaning "thunder", ultimately from the early Germanic *Þunraz. Thor was the Norse god of strength, thunder, war and storms, the son of Odin. He was armed with a hammer called Mjolnir, and wore an enchanted belt that doubled his strength.
ÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see THOR) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór. In Norse myth Thora was the wife of the Danish king Ragnar Lodbrok.
THORA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Modern form of ÞÓRA.
ÞÓRARINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
THORBEN   m   Danish, German
Variant of TORBEN.
ÞÓRBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name which meant "Thor's protection" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with björg "help, save, rescue".
ÞORBJÖRG   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
ÞÓRBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORBJÖRN.
ÞORBJÖRN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRN.
THORBJÖRN   m   Swedish
Variant of TORBJÖRN.
THORBJØRN   m   Norwegian
Variant of TORBJØRN.
THORBORG   f   Swedish
Variant of TORBORG.
THORBURN   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish and English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórbjörn (see TORBJÖRN).
ÞÓRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
THORE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of TORE (1).
ÞÓRFASTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fastr "firm".
ÞÓRFREÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and friðr "peace".
ÞÓRFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORGEIR.
ÞÓRGÍSL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's shaft" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gísl "shaft, arrow".
ÞÓRGNÝR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORGNY.
ÞÓRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORHILD.
ÞÓRIR   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "Thor's warrior" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse vér "warrior, fighter".
ÞÓRKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORKEL.
ÞÓRLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORLEIF.
ÞÓRLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TOLLAK.
THORLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
ÞÓRMÓÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORMOD.
THORNTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
ÞÓRNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORNY.
ÞÓRR   m   Norse Mythology
Original Old Norse form of THOR.
THORSTEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
ÞÓRSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORSTEN.
THORSTEN   m   Swedish, Danish, German
Variant of TORSTEN.
THORVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of TORVALD.
ÞÓRVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORVALD.
ÞÓRVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".
ÞÓRVÍ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "holy".
THOTH   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty (reconstructed as Djehuti), which is of uncertain meaning. In Egyptian mythology Thoth was the god of the moon, science, magic, speech and writing. He was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis.
THOUKYDIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of THUCYDIDES.
THRACIUS   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman name which meant "of Thracia". Thracia was a region in southeast Europe, now divided between Greece and Turkey.
ÞRÓNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TROND.
THU   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
THUẦN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
THUCYDIDES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Θουκυδιδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεος (theos) "god" (genitive θεου) and κυδος (kydos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
THULANI   m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "be quiet, be comforted" in Zulu.
THULILE   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "is quiet" in Zulu.
ÞUNOR   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
THURAYYA   f   Arabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
THURSTAN   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN).
THUTMOSE   m   Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Τουθμωσις (Touthmosis), the Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty-ms meaning "born of Thoth", itself composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH combined with mesu "be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.
THÙY   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
THYGE   m   Danish
Variant of TYGE.
THYRA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of TYRA.
ÞÝRI   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYRA.
THYRZA   f   Dutch
Variant of THIRZA.
TIA   f   English
Short form of names ending with tia. It has been suggested that its use since the 1950s is the result of the brand name for the coffee liqueur Tia Maria. In the brand name, Tia is not a given name; rather, it means "aunt" in Spanish or Portuguese.
TIAGO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAMES, derived from SANTIAGO.
TIAMAT   f   Near Eastern Mythology
From Akkadian tâmtu meaning "sea". In Babylonian myth Tiamat was the personification of the sea, appearing in the form of a huge dragon. By Apsu she gave birth to the first of the gods. Later, the god Marduk (her great-grandson) defeated her, cut her in half, and used the pieces of her body to make the earth and the sky.
TIANA   f   English
Short form of TATIANA or CHRISTIANA.
TIANNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of TIANA.
TIARA   f   English (Modern)
From the English word for a semicircle crown, ultimately of Greek origin.
TIARNACH   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNACH.
TIARNÁN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIBBY   f & m   English
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIBERIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of TIBERIUS.
TIBERIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "of the Tiber" in Latin. The Tiber is the river that runs through Rome. Tiberius was the second Roman emperor, the stepson of emperor Augustus.
TIBOR   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBORC   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBURCIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Tiburtius which meant "of Tibur". Tibur (now called Tivoli) was a resort town near Rome. Saint Tiburtius was a 3rd-century martyr from Rome.
TIBURTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of TIBURCIO.
TICHAONA   m   Southern African, Shona
Means "we will see" in Shona.
TIDIR   f   Northern African, Berber
Feminine form of IDIR.
TIEDE   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of DIEDE.
TIEDEMANN   m   German (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".
TIELO   m   Medieval German
Earlier form of TILO.
TIÊN   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tiên) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy".
TIERNAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIERNEY   m & f   Irish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNACH. In part, it is from a surname derived from the given name.
TIERRA   f   Various
Means "earth" in Spanish.
TIES   m   Dutch
Diminutive of MATTHIJS as well as Dutch names beginning with the Germanic element theud meaning "people".
TIFAWT   f   Northern African, Berber
Means "light" in Tamazight.
TIFFANI   f   English
Variant of TIFFANY.
TIFFANY   f   English
Medieval form of THEOPHANIA. This name was traditionally given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6), the festival commemorating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. The name died out after the Middle Ages, but it was revived by the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961), the title of which refers to the Tiffany's jewelry store in New York.
TIFFINY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TIFFANY.
TIGER   m   English (Rare)
From the name of the large striped cat, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek τιγρις (tigris), ultimately of Iranian origin. A famous bearer is American golfer Tiger Woods (1975-).
TIGERNACH   m   Irish
Variant of TIGHEARNACH.
TIGERNÁN   m   Irish
Variant of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIGHE   m   Irish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TIGHEARNACH   m   Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic tigern meaning "lord". This was the name of an Irish saint of the 6th century. In his youth he was kidnapped by Welsh pirates and brought to Wales, but he escaped to Scotland. Eventually he returned to Ireland where he was a bishop of Clogher.
TIGHEARNÁN   m   Irish
Means "little lord" from Irish Gaelic tigern "lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century king of Breifne in Ireland.
TIHANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element tikhu "quiet".
TIHOMIR   m   Croatian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements tikhu "quiet" and miru "peace, world".
TIIA   f   Finnish
Short form of DOROTHEA.
TIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of KRISTIINA.
TIITUS   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TIJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Variant of TIHANA.
TIJMEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
TIJN   m   Dutch
Short form of MARTIJN or AUGUSTIJN.
TIKHOMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TIKHON   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of TYCHON.
TIKVA   f   Hebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TIL   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TILDA   f   English, Swedish, Finnish
Short form of MATILDA.
TILDE   f   Danish
Short form of MATHILDE.
TILL   m   German
From Tielo, a Medieval Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
TILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TILLO   m   German (Rare)
Variant of TILO.
TILLY   f   English
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TILO   m   German
From Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), from the Germanic element theud meaning "people". Saint Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.
TIM   m   English, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
TIMAEUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Τιμαιος (Timaios), derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour". This is the name of one of Plato's dialogues, featuring Timaeus and Socrates. Timaeus is also the name of a person mentioned briefly in the New Testament (Mark 10:46).
TÍMEA   f   Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian author Mór Jókai for a character in his novel 'The Golden Man' (1873). The name is apparently based on the Greek word ευθυμια (euthymia) meaning "good spirits, cheerfulness".
TIMEUS   m   Biblical
Variant of TIMAEUS.
TIMMY   m   English
Diminutive of TIMOTHY.
TIMO (1)   m   Finnish, German, Dutch
Finnish, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see TIMOTHY).
TIMO (2)   m   German, Dutch
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see DIETMAR).
TIMO (3)   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of TIMON.
TIMOFEI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of TIMOFEY.
TIMOFEY   m   Russian
Russian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMON   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμαω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Timon of Athens' (1607).
TIMOTEI   m   Bulgarian, Romanian
Bulgarian and Romanian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEJ   m   Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉ   m   French
French variant of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉE   m   French
French form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEUS   m   Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
TIMOTHY   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TIMOTI   m   Maori
Maori form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOUR   m   History
Variant of TIMUR.
TİMUÇİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of TEMUJIN.
TİMUR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of TIMUR.
TIMUR   m   History, Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian
From the Turkic name Temür meaning "iron". Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), was a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
TIN   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of MARTIN, AUGUSTIN, and other names ending in tin.
TINA   f   English, Italian, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Short form of CHRISTINA, MARTINA, and other names ending in tina. In addition to these names, it is also used in Dutch as a diminutive of CATHARINA and in Croatian as a diminutive of KATARINA.
TINASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "God is with us" in Shona.
TINATIN   f   Georgian, Literature
Possibly related to Georgian სინათლე (sinatle) "light". The name was devised by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic poem 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin', in which Tinatin is the ruler of Arabia and the lover of Avtandil.
TINATINI   f   Georgian
Variant of TINATIN.
TINE (1)   f   Norwegian, Danish
Short form of KRISTINE.
TINE (2)   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEK   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEKE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of TINA.
TINO   m   Italian
Short form of VALENTINO, MARTINO, and other names ending in tino.
TINUVIEL   f   Literature
Means "nightingale" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tinuviel was the daughter of Thingol the elf king and the beloved of Beren, who with her help retrieved one of the Silmarils from the iron crown of Morgoth.
TIPENE   m   Maori
Maori form of STEPHEN.
TIPHAINE   f   French
French form of TIFFANY.
TIPHANIE   f   French
French variant of TIFFANY.
TIRAS   m   Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TIRIAQ   m   Native American, Inuit
Means "ermine" in Inuktitut.
TIRTA   m & f   Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTO   m   Indonesian
Javanese form of TIRTA.
TIRTZAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TIRZAH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name תִּרְצָה (Tirtzah) meaning "favourable". Tirzah is the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament. It also occurs in the Old Testament as a place name, the early residence of the kings of the northern kingdom.
TISHA   f   English, African American
Short form of LETITIA or LATISHA.
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