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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is T.
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TABASSUMm & fArabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TABBYfEnglish
Diminutive of TABITHA.
TABEAfGerman
German short form of TABITHA. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
TABITHAfEnglish, 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.
TACEYfEnglish (Archaic)
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
TACITAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TACITUS.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAGUHIfArmenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
TAGWANIBISANfNative American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
TAHIRAfArabic
Feminine form of TAHIR.
TAHİREfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of TAHIR.
TÁHIRIHfHistory
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
TÄHTIfFinnish (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish.
TAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAIDEfItalian (Rare)
Italian form of THAÏS.
TAIKAfFinnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
TAIMIfFinnish
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
TAINAfFinnish
Finnish short form of TATIANA.
TAISIYAfRussian
Possibly a Russian form of THAÏS.
TAJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".
TAJEDDIGTfNorthern African, Berber
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
TAJUANAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
TAKAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "filial piety" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
TAKARAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAKOUHIfArmenian
Variant transcription of TAGUHI.
TALm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALIfHebrew
Diminutive of TAL.
TALIA (1)fHebrew
Variant transcription of TALYA.
TALIA (2)fEnglish (Australian)
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
TALIBAfArabic
Feminine form of TALIB.
TALINfArmenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown) which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
TALINEfArmenian
Variant transcription of TALIN.
TALISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and LISHA.
TALITAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of TALITHA, popular in Brazil.
TALITHAfBiblical
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).
TALLULAHfEnglish (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.
TALULLAfIrish
From the Gaelic name Tuilelaith, which was derived from Irish tuile "abundance" and flaith "princess".
TALYAfHebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew.
TAM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMARfHebrew, 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.
TAMARAfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
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).
TAMARIfGeorgian
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
TAMAYAfNative American, Quechua
Means "in the center" in Quechua.
TAMEKAfEnglish
Variant of TAMIKA.
TAMELAfEnglish
Probably a combination of TAMARA and PAMELA. It first arose in the 1950s.
TAMERAfEnglish
Variant of TAMARA.
TAMIfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIAfEnglish (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.
TAMIKAfEnglish
Variant of TAMIKO, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie 'A Girl Named Tamiko' (1963).
TAMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "many", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
TAMMIfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMIEfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMYfEnglish
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
TAMRAfEnglish
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TAMSINfEnglish (British)
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
TÂNIAfPortuguese
Short form of TATIANA.
TANIKAfAfrican American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHAfAfrican American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TANITHfNear Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars.
TANSYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
TANUfIndian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TANYAfRussian, English
Russian diminutive of TATIANA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world during the 1930s.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPIWAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
TARA (1)fEnglish
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)fHinduism, 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).
TƏRANƏfAzerbaijani
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
TARANAfAzerbaijani
Variant transcription of TƏRANƏ.
TARINAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of TARA (1).
TARIROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
TARJAfFinnish
Finnish form of DARIA.
TARUfFinnish
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of TARJA.
TARYNfEnglish
Probably a feminine form of TYRONE. Actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian created it for their daughter Taryn Power (1953-).
TASHAfRussian, English
Short form of NATASHA.
TASHIm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TASIf & mChamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
TASIAfGreek
Short form of ANASTASIA.
TASNIMfArabic
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
TASOULAfGreek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TAŤÁNAfCzech
Czech form of TATIANA.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANAfItalian, 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.
TATUMfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TATYANAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of TATIANA.
TAWNYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
TAYLAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of TAYLOR influenced by similar-sounding names such as KAYLA.
TAYLORm & fEnglish
From an English surname which 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 British author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TEAGANm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.
TEALfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
TEÀRLAGfScottish
Feminine form of TEÀRLACH.
TEASAGfScottish
Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2).
TECAfHungarian
Diminutive of TERÉZIA.
TECLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
TEGANfWelsh
Derived from Welsh teg "fair".
TEGWENfWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
TEHILAfHebrew
Means "praise" in Hebrew.
TEIJAfFinnish
Finnish short form of DOROTHEA.
TEJAfSlovene
Short form of DOROTEJA.
TEJALfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
TEKAKWITHAfNative 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.
TEKLAfGeorgian, Hungarian
Georgian and Hungarian form of THEKLA.
TELLERVOfFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
TELMAfPortuguese
Either a Portuguese form of THELMA or a feminine form of TELMO.
TEMITOPEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TEMPERANCEfEnglish (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
TEMPESTfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "storm". It appears in the title of William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' (1611).
TEMPLEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
TENAfCroatian
Diminutive of TEREZIJA.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENZINm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) which means "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZINGm & fTibetan
Variant transcription of TENZIN.
TEODÓRAfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of THEODORE.
TEODOSIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODOSIA.
TEÓFILAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TEOFILAfItalian, Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TERAfEnglish
Variant of TARA (1).
TÉRCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of TERTIUS.
TEREfSpanish
Spanish short form of TERESA.
TERESAfSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Cognate of THERESA. 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 beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERESEfBasque, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Basque and Scandinavian form of TERESA.
TERESIAfSwedish
Swedish variant of THERESA.
TERESINHAfPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of TERESA.
TERESITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of TERESA.
TERÉZfHungarian
Hungarian short form of THERESA.
TEREZAfCzech, Portuguese (Brazilian), Bulgarian, Romanian
Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Romanian form of THERESA.
TERÉZIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of THERESA.
TEREZIEfCzech
Czech variant form of THERESA.
TEREZIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of THERESA.
TEREZINHAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese diminutive of TEREZA.
TERHIfFinnish
Short form of Terhenetär, which was derived from Finnish terhen "mist". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' Terhenetär is a sprite associated with mist and forests.
TERIfEnglish
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERJE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of TERHI.
TERPSICHOREfGreek Mythology
Means "enjoying the dance" from Greek τερψις (terpsis) "delight" and χορος (choros) "dance". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of dance and dramatic chorus, one of the nine Muses.
TERRAfEnglish
Variant of TARA (1), perhaps influenced by the Latin word terra meaning "land, earth".
TERRIfEnglish
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERRIEfEnglish
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERRY (1)m & fEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERRY (2)m & fEnglish
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.
TERTIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TERTIUS.
TERTTUfFinnish
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
TESNIfWelsh
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.
TESSfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of THERESA. This is the name of the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Ubervilles' (1891).
TESSAfEnglish
Diminutive of THERESA.
TESSANfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of TERESA.
TESSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of THERESA.
TETHYSfGreek 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.
TEUNAfDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
TEUTAfAlbanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.
THAÍSfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) form of THAÏS.
THAÏSfAncient 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.
THAISfAncient Greek
Variant transcription of THAÏS.
THALEIAfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of THALIA.
THALIAfGreek 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).
THAMARfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THAMARAIfTamil
Means "lotus" in Tamil.
THAMINAfArabic
Means "valuable, precious, priceless" in Arabic.
THANAfArabic
Means "praise" in Arabic.
THANDEKAfSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loved" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THANDIWEfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loving one" in Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele, from thanda "to love".
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THANHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THANKFULfEnglish (Archaic)
From the English word thankful. This was one of the many virtue names used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
THEDAfGerman
Short form of THEODORA. A famous bearer was actress Theda Bara (1885-1955), who was born Theodosia Goodman.
THEIAfGreek 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.
THEKLAfGerman (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.
THELMAfEnglish
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.
THEMAfWestern African, Akan
Means "queen" in Akan.
THEMISfGreek 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).
THEÓDÓRAfIcelandic
Icelandic form of THEODORE.
THEODORAfEnglish, 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.
THEOFANIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
THEOKLEIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEKLA.
THERAfDutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
THERASIAfLate Roman
Earliest recorded form of THERESA.
THERESAfEnglish, 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]
THÉRÈSEfFrench
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.
THERESEfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
German and Scandinavian variant of THERESA.
THERESIAfGerman, Dutch, Swedish
German, Dutch and Swedish form of THERESA.
THERSAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THIfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thi) meaning "poetry, poem, verse".
THỊfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THIRIfBurmese
Means "radiance, splendour, beauty" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit श्री (shri).
THIRZAfDutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
THOKOZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THOMASINAfEnglish
Medieval feminine form of THOMAS.
ÞÓRAfAncient 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.
ÞÓRBJÖRGfAncient 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".
ÞORBJÖRGfIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
ÞÓRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
ÞÓRFRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRVEIGfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".
ÞÓRVÍfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "holy".
THUfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
THULILEfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, peaceful" in Zulu.
THURAYYAfArabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
THÙYfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
ÞÝRIfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYRA.
THYRZAfDutch
Variant of THIRZA.
TIAfEnglish
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.
TIAMATfNear 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.
TIANAfEnglish
Short form of TATIANA or CHRISTIANA.
TIARAfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for a semicircle crown, ultimately of Greek origin.
TIAREfTahitian
Means "flower" iin Tahitian, also specifically referring to the species Gardenia taitensis.
TIBBYf & mEnglish
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIDIRfNorthern African, Berber
Feminine form of IDIR.
TIÊNfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tiên) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy".
TIERNEYm & fIrish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNACH. In part, it is from a surname derived from the given name.
TIERRAfVarious
Means "earth" in Spanish.
TIFAWTfNorthern African, Berber
Means "light" in Tamazight.
TIFFANYfEnglish
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.
TIHANAfCroatian, Serbian
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element tikhu "quiet".
TIIAfFinnish
Short form of DOROTHEA.
TIINAfFinnish
Short form of KRISTIINA.
TIKVAfHebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TILfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TILDEfDanish, Swedish
Short form of MATHILDE or MATILDA.
TILLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TILLYfEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TÍMEAfHungarian
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".
TIMO (3)fAncient Greek
Feminine form of TIMON.
TIMOTHAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TINAfEnglish, 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.
TINASHEm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are with God", from Shona ti "we", na "with", and ishe "lord, God".
TINATINfGeorgian, 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.
TINEKEfDutch
Diminutive of TINA.
TINUVIELfLiterature
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.
TIONGEf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "let us be thankful" in Tumbuka.
TIPHAINEfFrench
French form of TIFFANY.
TIPHANIEfFrench
French variant of TIFFANY.
TIRTAm & fIndonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTZAHfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TIRZAHfBiblical
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.
TISIPHONEfGreek Mythology
Means "avenging murder" in Greek, derived from τισις (tisis) "vengeance" and φονη (phone) "murder". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology. She killed Cithaeron with the bite of one of the snakes on her head.
TITANIAfLiterature
Perhaps based on Latin Titanius meaning "of the Titans". This name was (first?) used by Shakespeare in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595) where it is the name of the queen of the fairies. This is also a moon of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.
TITIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TITIANUS.
TITILAYOfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
TITTYfEnglish
Diminutive of LETITIA. This is now a slang word for the female breast, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
TIVOLIm & fVarious
From the name of a picturesque Italian town, used as a summer resort by the ancient Romans.
TIWLIPfWelsh
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
TIYAMIKEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
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