Feminine Names

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SWATHI f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
SYBIL f English
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLA f Polish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLE f German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYDNEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
SYEDA f Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
SYLVA f Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SYLVAINE f French
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVANA f Various
Variant of SILVANA.
SYLVETTE f French
Diminutive of SYLVIE.
SYLVI f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
SYLVIANE f French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIE f French, Czech
French and Czech form of SILVIA.
SYLWIA f Polish
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMPHONY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) meaning "concordant in sound".
SYNNE f Norwegian
Short form of SYNNØVE.
SYNNÖVE f Swedish
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
SYNNØVE f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHE f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from συντυχια (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
SYUZANNA f Russian
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
SZABINA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SABINA.
SZANDRA f Hungarian
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SZILVIA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
SZOFI f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SOPHIE, reflecting the French pronunciation.
SZONJA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SONYA.
TABASSUM m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TABATHA f English
Variant of TABITHA.
TABBY f English
Diminutive of TABITHA.
TABEA f German
German short form of TABITHA. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
TABITA f Biblical Latin
Latin form of TABITHA.
TABITHA f English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show Bewitched, in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character.
TACEY f English (Archaic)
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
TACITA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of TACITUS.
TADALA m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TADEJA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of THADDEUS.
TAEGAN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of TEAGAN.
TAFADZWA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAGUHI f Armenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
TAGWANIBISAN f Native American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
TAHEL f Hebrew
Means "you will shine" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
TAHİRƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of TAHIR.
TAHIRA f Arabic
Feminine form of TAHIR.
TAHİRE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of TAHIR.
TÁHIRIH f History
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
TÄHTI f Finnish (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish.
TAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAIDE f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of THAÏS.
TAIKA f Finnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
TAIMI f Finnish, Estonian
From Finnish taimi meaning "sapling, young tree" or Estonian taim meaning "plant" (words from a common origin).
TAINA f Finnish
Finnish short form of TATIANA.
TAISIA f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see TAISIYA).
TAISIYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of THAÏS (referring to the saint).
TAJA f Slovene
Possibly a diminutive of TATJANA.
TAJANA f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".
TAJEDDIGT f Northern African, Berber
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
TAJUANA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
TAKAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "filial piety" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
TAKARA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TAKONDWA m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAKOUHI f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see TAGUHI).
TAL m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALI f Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
TALIA (1) f Hebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew, from טַל (tal) meaning "dew" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
TALIA (2) f English (Australian)
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
TALIBA f Arabic
Feminine form of TALIB.
TALIN f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown), which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
TALINE f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թալին (see TALIN).
TALISHA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and LISHA.
TALITA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of TALITHA, popular in Brazil.
TALITHA f Biblical
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).
TALLULAH f English (Rare)
Popularly claimed to mean "leaping waters" in the Choctaw language, it may actually mean "town" in the Creek language. This is the name of waterfalls in Georgia. It was borne by American actress Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), who was named after her grandmother, who may have been named after the waterfalls.
TALULLA f Irish
From the Gaelic name Tuilelaith, which was derived from Irish tuile "abundance" and flaith "princess".
TALYA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טַלְיָה or טַלְיָא (see TALIA (1)).
TAM (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMANDANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMAR f Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TAMĀRA f Latvian
Latvian form of TAMARA.
TAMARA f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Georgian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TAMARI f Georgian
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
TAMAYA f Native American, Quechua
Means "in the center" in Quechua.
TAMEKA f English
Variant of TAMIKA.
TAMELA f English
Probably a blend of TAMARA and PAMELA. It first arose in the 1950s.
TAMERA f English
Variant of TAMARA.
TAMI f English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIA f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of the popular name syllable Tam, from names such as TAMARA or TAMIKA. It was popularized by Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
TAMIKA f English
Variant of TAMIKO, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie A Girl Named Tamiko (1963).
TAMIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "many", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
TAMMI f English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMIE f English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMY f English
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
TAMRA f English
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TAMSIN f English (British)
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
TÁŇA f Czech
Diminutive of TAŤÁNA.
TÂNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of TANYA.
TANIKA f African American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHA f African American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TANITH f Semitic Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars. She was particularly associated with the city of Carthage, being the consort of Ba'al Hammon.
TANSY f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
TANU f Indian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TANYA f Russian, English
Russian diminutive of TATIANA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world during the 1930s.
TAONGA f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPIWA f Southern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
TARA (1) f English
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel Gone with the Wind (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O'Hara plantation.
TARA (2) f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
TƏRANƏ f Azerbaijani
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
TARANA f Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani TƏRANƏ.
TARINA f English (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of TARA (1).
TARIRO f Southern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
TARJA f Finnish
Finnish form of DARIA.
TARU f Finnish
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of TARJA.
TARYN f English
Probably a feminine form of TYRONE. Actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian created it for their daughter Taryn Power (1953-).
TASHA f Russian, English
Short form of NATASHA.
TASHI m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TASHLULTUM f Akkadian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Akkadian origin. It appears to end with the Akkadian feminine suffix -tum. This was the name of a wife of Sargon of Akkad.
TASI f & m Chamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
TASIA f Greek
Short form of ANASTASIA.
TASNIM f Arabic
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
TASOULA f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TAŤÁNA f Czech
Czech form of TATIANA.
TATENDA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TATIENNE f French (Rare)
French form of TATIANA.
TATSIANA f Belarusian
Belarusian form of TATIANA.
TATUM f English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TATYANA f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of TATIANA.
TAWNY f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
TAWNYA f English
Variant of TONYA.
TAYLA f English (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of TAYLOR influenced by similar-sounding names such as Kayla.
TAYLER f & m English (Modern)
Variant of TAYLOR.
TAYLOR m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by the British-American author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TEAGAN m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.
TEAL f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
TEÀRLAG f Scottish
Feminine form of TEÀRLACH.
TEASAG f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2).
TECA f Hungarian
Diminutive of TERÉZIA.
TECLA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
TEGAN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh teg meaning "fair".
TEGWEN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
TEHILA f Hebrew
Means "praise" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
TEIJA f Finnish
Finnish short form of DOROTHEA.
TEJA f Slovene
Short form of DOROTEJA.
TEJAL f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
TEKAKWITHA f Native American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things" or "she who puts things in place" in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri, was the first Native American Catholic saint.
TEKLA f Swedish, Georgian, Hungarian, Polish (Archaic)
Form of THEKLA in several languages.
TELLERVO f Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
TELMA f Portuguese
Either a Portuguese form of THELMA or a feminine form of TELMO.
TEMITOPE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TEMPERANCE f English (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
TEMPEST f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "storm". It appears in the title of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (1611).
TEMPLE m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
TENA f Croatian
Diminutive of TEREZIJA.
TENDAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENZIN m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) meaning "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (see TENZIN).
TEODÓRA f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of THEODORE.
TEODOSIJA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODOSIA.
TEÓFILA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TEOFILA f Italian, Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TERA f English
Variant of TARA (1).
TÉRCIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of TERTIUS.
TERE f Spanish
Spanish short form of TERESA.
TERESA f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Form of THERESA used in several languages. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the Albanian missionary Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), better known as Mother Teresa, who worked with the poor in India. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse of Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERESE f Basque, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Basque and Scandinavian form of TERESA.
TERESIA f Swedish
Swedish variant of THERESA.
TERESINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of TERESA.
TERESITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of TERESA.
TERÉZ f Hungarian
Hungarian short form of THERESA.
TEREZA f Czech, Portuguese (Brazilian), Bulgarian, Romanian
Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Romanian form of THERESA.
TERÉZIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of THERESA.
TEREZIE f Czech
Czech variant form of THERESA.
TEREZIJA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of THERESA.
TEREZINHA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese diminutive of TEREZA.
TERHI f Finnish
Short form of Terhenetär, which was derived from Finnish terhen meaning "mist". In the Finnish epic the Kalevala Terhenetär is a sprite associated with mist and forests.
TERI f English
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERJE (2) f Estonian
Estonian form of TERHI.
TERPSICHORE f Greek Mythology
Means "enjoying the dance" from Greek τερψις (terpsis) meaning "delight" and χορος (choros) meaning "dance". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of dance and dramatic chorus, one of the nine Muses.
TERRA f English
Variant of TARA (1), perhaps influenced by the Latin word terra meaning "land, earth".
TERRI f English
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERRIE f English
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERRY (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERRY (2) m & f English
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.
TERTIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of TERTIUS.
TERTTU f Finnish
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
TESNI f Welsh
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.
TESS f English, Dutch
Diminutive of THERESA. This is the name of the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles (1891).
TESSA f English, Dutch
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.
TETIANA f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Тетяна (see TETYANA).
TETYANA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of TATIANA.
TEUNA f Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
TEUTA f Albanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.
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, though in her case the name may have had a distinct Coptic origin. 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
Alternate transcription of Ancient Greek Θαις (see THAÏS).
THALEIA f Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of THALIA.
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.
THANA f Arabic
Means "praise" in Arabic.
THANDEKA f Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loved" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THANDIWE f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loving one" in Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele, from thanda "to love".
THANDO m & f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THANH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
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.
THÉA f French
French form of THEA.
THEDA f German
Short form of THEODORA. A famous bearer was actress Theda Bara (1885-1955), who was born Theodosia Goodman.
THEIA f Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek θεα (thea) meaning "goddess". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan goddess of light, 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.
THEMA f Western African, Akan
Means "queen" in Akan.
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).
THÉODORA f French
French form of THEODORA.
THEÓDÓRA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of THEODORA.
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.
THEOFANIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHANIA.
THEOKLEIA f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEKLA.
THERA f Dutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
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) meaning "summer", from Greek θεριζω (therizo) meaning "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 of 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.
THERSA f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THEUDELINDA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETLINDE.
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.
THIRI f Burmese
Means "radiance, splendour, beauty" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit श्री (shri).
THIRZA f Dutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
THISBE f Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology
From the name of an ancient Greek town in Boeotia, itself supposedly named after a nymph. In a Greek legend (the oldest surviving version appearing in Latin in Ovid's Metamorphoses) this is the name of a young woman from Babylon. Believing her to be dead, her lover Pyramus kills himself, after which she does the same to herself. The splashes of blood from their suicides is the reason mulberry fruit are red.
THOKO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Short form of THOKOZANI.
THOKOZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THOMASINA f English
Medieval feminine form of THOMAS.
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.
ÞÓRBJǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
ÞORBJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJǪRG.
THORBORG f Swedish
Variant of TORBORG.
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".
ÞÓRFRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORNY.
ÞÓRUNN f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TORUNN.
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".
THRUD f Ancient Scandinavian (Anglicized)
From the Old Norse Þrúðr meaning "strength". In Norse mythology this was the name of a daughter of Thor and Sif.
ÞRÚÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of THRUD.
ÞRÚÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Þrúðr (see THRUD).
THU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
THULILE f Southern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, peaceful" in Zulu.
THURAYYA f Arabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
THÙY f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
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.
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