Masculine Names

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SYARHEYmBelarusian
Variant transcription of SIARHEI.
SYDmEnglish
Short form of SYDNEY.
SYDNEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which 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.
SYEDmUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYLVAINmFrench
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVESTERmEnglish, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.
SYLVESTREmFrench
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLWESTERmPolish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SYMEONmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYMEONUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
SYMONmUkrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
SZABOLCSmHungarian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Slavic word meaning "marten". It was borne by a leader of the Magyars at the time of Árpád. This is now the name of a region in Hungary.
SZCZEPANmPolish
Polish form of STEPHEN.
SZCZĘSNYmPolish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
SZILÁRDmHungarian
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
SZILVESZTERmHungarian
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
SZYMONmPolish
Polish form of SIMON (1).
TAALAYmKyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
TAAVETmEstonian
Estonian form of DAVID.
TAAVETTImFinnish
Finnish form of DAVID.
TAAVImEstonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TABASSUMm & fArabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TACITOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TACITUS.
TACITUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "silent, mute" in Latin. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman historian.
TADmEnglish
Short form of THADDEUS.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TADASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of THADDEUS.
TADDEOmItalian
Italian form of THADDEUS.
TADEÁŠmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THADDEUS.
TADEJmSlovene
Slovene form of THADDEUS.
TADEOmSpanish
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
TADESSEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TADEUmPortuguese
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
TADEUSZmPolish
Polish form of THADDEUS.
TADGmIrish, Scottish
Old Irish form of TADHG.
TADHGmIrish, Scottish
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.
TADHGÁNmIrish
Diminutive of TADHG.
TADIJAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of THADDEUS.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARImEastern African, Amharic (Rare)
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.
TAFFYmWelsh
Diminutive of DAFYDD.
TAHAmArabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ta Ha).
TAHİRmTurkish
Turkish form of TAHIR.
TAHIRmArabic
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
TAHMASPmAncient Persian
Persian form of the Avestan name Takhmaspa, which was derived from takhma "strong, brave, valiant" and aspa "horse". This name was borne by two Safavid shahs of Persia.
TAHMIDmArabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
TAHMURASmPersian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
TAHVOmFinnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAICHImJapanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji which are pronounced the same way.
TAIKImJapanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAISTOmFinnish
Means "battle" in Finnish.
TAJmArabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TAKAHIROmJapanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "valuable" or (taka) meaning "filial piety" combined with (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAKARAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TAKASHImJapanese
From Japanese (takashi) meaning "filial piety", (takashi) meaning "noble, prosperous" or (takashi) meaning "esteem, honour, venerate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which result in the same pronunciation.
TAKEHIKOmJapanese
From Japanese (take) meaning "military, martial" or (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
TAKESHImJapanese
From Japanese (takeshi) meaning "military, martial" or other kanji having the same reading.
TAKISmGreek
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAKUMAmJapanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAKUMImJapanese
From Japanese (takumi) meaning "artisan" or (takumi) meaning "skillful". It can also come from (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (mi) meaning "sea, ocean" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
TAKUYAmJapanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an exclamation. This name can be formed with other kanji combinations as well.
TALm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALAATmArabic
Variant transcription of TAL'AT.
TALAKOmNative American, Choctaw
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
TAL'ATmArabic
Possiby means "face, sight" in Arabic.
TALÂTmTurkish
Turkish form of TAL'AT.
TALBOTmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was perhaps derived from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message".
TALFRYNmWelsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "high hill", derived from Welsh tal "high" and bryn "hill".
TALGATmKazakh, Tatar
Kazakh and Tatar form of TAL'AT.
TALIBmArabic
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.
TALIESINmWelsh, Arthurian Romance
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow" and iesin "shining". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet and bard. In later Welsh legends he is portrayed as a wizard and prophet, or as a companion of King Arthur.
TALİPmTurkish
Turkish form of TALIB.
TALMAImBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.
TALONmEnglish (Modern)
From the English meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus "anklebone".
TAM (1)mScottish
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
TAM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMAmMaori
Means "son, boy" in Maori.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMANNAmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TAMÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of THOMAS.
TAMATImMaori
Maori form of THOMAS.
TAMATOAmTahitian
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
TAMAZmGeorgian
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
TAMAZImGeorgian
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
TAMERLANEmHistory
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see TIMUR).
TÀMHASmScottish
Scottish form of THOMAS.
TAMIDmArabic
Short form of MU'TAMID.
TAMIRmHebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
TAMMAROmItalian
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous".
TAMRATmEastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TANCREDmOld Norman
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580).
TANCREDImItalian
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera 'Tancredi' (1813).
TANCREDOmSpanish
Spanish form of TANCRED.
TANEmMaori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.
TANELImFinnish
Finnish form of DANIEL.
TANERmTurkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
TANGAROAmPolynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Polynesian mythology he was the god of the sea, the son of Rangi and Papa. He separated his parents' embrace, creating the earth and the sky.
TANIELmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of DANIEL.
TANNERmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "one who tans hides".
TAOmChinese
From Chinese (tāo) meaning "large waves", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPANImFinnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAPIOmFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
TARANISmCeltic Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.
TARASmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).
TARASIOSmLate Greek
Greek form of TARAS.
TARBENmDanish
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
TAREKmArabic
Variant transcription of TARIQ.
TARIKmTurkish
Turkish form of TARIQ. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Tarık.
TARIKmBosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
TARIKUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "history, story" in Amharic.
TARIQmArabic
Means "he who knocks at the door" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the morning star. Tariq ibn Ziyad was the Islamic general who conquered Spain for the Umayyad Caliphate in the 8th century.
TARMOmEstonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
TAROmJapanese
Variant transcription of TAROU.
TAROUmJapanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TARQUINmHistory
From the Roman name Tarquinius which is of unknown meaning, possibly Etruscan in origin. This was the name of two early kings of Rome.
TASGALLmScottish
Scottish form of ÁSKETILL.
TASHIm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TASIf & mChamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
TASKILLmScottish
Anglicized form of TASGALL.
TASUNKAmNative American, Sioux
From Lakota tȟašuŋke meaning "his horse". This forms the first part of the name of Tasunka Witko (1840-1877), translated as Crazy Horse, a Lakota war leader.
TATAmAnglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
TATANKAmNative American, Sioux
From Lakota tȟatȟáŋka meaning "bull". This is the first part of the name of the Lakota holy man and chief Tatanka Iyotake (1831-1890), translated into English as Sitting Bull.
TATEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name Tata, of unknown origin.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from TATIUS.
TATIUSmRoman Mythology, Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning, possibly of Sabine origin. According to Roman legend, Titus Tatius was an 8th-century BC king of the Sabines who came to jointly rule over the Romans and Sabines with the Roman king Romulus.
TATTONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's town" in Old English.
TATUmFinnish
Diminutive of TANELI.
TAUmSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
TAUFIKmIndonesian
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
TAUNOmFinnish
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
TAVISHmScottish
Anglicized form of Thàmhais, vocative case of TÀMHAS. Alternatively it could be taken from the Scottish surname MacTavish, Anglicized form of Mac Tàmhais, meaning "son of Thomas".
TAWFIQmArabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
TAYEBmArabic
Variant transcription of TAYYIB.
TAYLANmTurkish
Means "tall" in Turkish.
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).
TAYMURAZmOssetian
Ossetian form of TAHMURAS.
TAYYIBmArabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
TAYYİPmTurkish
Turkish form of TAYYIB.
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.
TEAGUEmIrish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEÀRLACHmScottish
Scottish form of TOIRDHEALBHACH. This name is also used as a Scottish form of CHARLES.
TEBOHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
TECUMSEHmNative American, Shawnee
Means "panther passing across" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee leader who, with his brother Tenskwatawa, resisted European expansion in the early 19th century.
TEDmEnglish
Short form of EDWARD or THEODORE. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Ted Williams (1918-2002), who was born as Theodore.
TEDDYmEnglish
Diminutive of EDWARD or THEODORE.
TEDOREmGeorgian
Georgian form of THEODORE.
TEEMUmFinnish
Finnish form of NICODEMUS.
TEGIDmWelsh
Possibly derived from Welsh teg "fair", or possibly from the Roman name TACITUS. This is the Welsh name of a lake in Wales, called Bala Lake in English. It also occurs in medieval Welsh legends as the husband of Ceridwen.
TEIGEmIrish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEIGUEmIrish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEIMURAZmGeorgian
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.
TEKOAmBiblical
Possibly means either "stockade" or "horn, trumpet" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a both a city and a son of Ashhur.
TÉLESPHOREmFrench (Rare)
French form of the Greek name Τελεσφορος (Telesphoros) which means "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit". Saint Telesphorus was a 2nd-century pope and martyr.
TELESPHORUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
TELMOmPortuguese, Spanish
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.
TEMANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.
TEMELmTurkish
Means "fundamental, basic" in Turkish.
TEMIRmKazakh
Kazakh form of Temür (see TIMUR).
TEMITOPEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TEMOmGeorgian
Short form of TEIMURAZ.
TEMPLEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
TEMUJINmHistory
Means "of iron" in Mongolian, derived ultimately from the Turkic word temür "iron". This was the original name of the Mongolian leader better known by the title Genghis Khan. Born in the 12th century, he managed to unite the tribes of Mongolia and then conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
TEMÜRmMedieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of TIMUR.
TEMURmGeorgian
Georgian form of TIMUR.
TEMURImGeorgian
Georgian form of TIMUR.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TENGIZmGeorgian
Derived from Turkic tengiz meaning "sea, ocean".
TENNEYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
TENNYSONmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "son of Tenney", Tenney being a medieval form of DENIS. A notable bearer of the surname was British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).
TENSKWATAWAmNative American, Shawnee
Means "open door" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee prophet. With his brother Tecumseh he led his people in resistance against European expansion in the early 19th century.
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.
TÉOmPortuguese
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOmItalian, Spanish, Croatian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOBALDOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of THEOBALD.
TEODOROmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODORSmLatvian
Latvian form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODÓSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of THEODOSIUS.
TEODOSIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEODOSIUS.
TEÓDULOmSpanish
Spanish form of THEODULUS.
TEOFILmPolish
Polish form of THEOPHILUS.
TEÓFILOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of THEOPHILUS.
TEOFILOmItalian
Italian form of THEOPHILUS.
TE'OMAmAncient Aramaic
Old Aramaic form of THOMAS.
TEPPOmFinnish
Finnish short form of STEPHEN.
TERAHmBiblical
Possibly means "station" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Terah is the father of Abraham. He led his people out of Ur and towards Canaan, but died along the way.
TERCEROmSpanish (Rare)
Means "third" in Spanish. This name was traditionally given to the third child born.
TÉRCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of TERTIUS.
TERENCEmEnglish
From the Roman family name Terentius which is of unknown meaning. Famous bearers include Publius Terentius Afer, a Roman playwright, and Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar. It was also borne by several early saints. The name was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH, but it was not in use as an English name until the late 19th century.
TERENTImGeorgian, Russian
Georgian form of Terentius (see TERENCE). It is also a Russian variant transcription of TERENTIY.
TERENTIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of TERENCE.
TERENTIYmRussian
Russian form of Terentius (see TERENCE).
TERENZIOmItalian
Italian form of Terentius (see TERENCE).
TERHOmFinnish
Means "acorn" in Finnish.
TERJE (1)mNorwegian
Norwegian variant of TORGEIR.
TERMINUSmRoman Mythology
Means "limit, boundary, end" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman god of boundaries.
TEROmFinnish
Short form of ANTERO.
TERRELLmEnglish
From an English surname which was probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel "to pull", referring to a stubborn person. It may sometimes be given in honour of civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).
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.
TERTIUSmAncient Roman
This was both a Roman praenomen and a cognomen which meant "third" in Latin.
TERZOmItalian
Italian form of TERTIUS.
TESFAYEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
TESSOUATmNative American, Algonquin
Meaning unknown. This was the name of several 17th-century Algonquin chiefs.
TEUNmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUNISmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUVOmFinnish
Finnish short form of THEODORE.
TEVFİKmTurkish
Turkish form of TAWFIQ.
TEVYEmYiddish
Yiddish form of TOBIAH.
TEXmEnglish
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.
TEZCATLIPOCAmAztec 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.
THABANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABOmSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THADmEnglish
Short form of THADDEUS.
THADDAEUSmBiblical
Form of THADDEUS used in most English versions of the New Testament.
THADDEUSmEnglish, 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.
THAKSINmThai
Means "south, right hand" in Thai.
THALESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician.
THAMIRmArabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
THANASISmGreek
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
THANATOSmGreek Mythology
Means "death" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of death who resided with Hades in the underworld.
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THANEmEnglish (Rare)
From the Scottish and English noble title, which was originally from Old English thegn.
THANHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THANKARATmAncient Germanic
Older Germanic form of TANCRED.
THANOSmGreek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEImLimburgish
Limburgish short form of THEODOOR.
THELONIUSmVarious
Latinized form of Tielo (see TILO). A famous bearer was jazz musician Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).
THEMBAmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
THEMISTOCLESmAncient 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.
THEMISTOKLISmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THÉOmFrench
Short form of THÉODORE.
THEOmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of THEODORE, THEOBALD, and other names that begin with Theo.
THEOBALDmEnglish (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.
THEOCRITUSmAncient 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.
THEODOARmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and war "vigilant, cautious".
THEODOARDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".
THEODOORmDutch
Dutch form of THEODORE.
THEODORmGerman, 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.
THÉODOREmFrench
French form of THEODORE.
THEODOREmEnglish
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]
THEODORICmHistory
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.
THEODOROSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODORUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of the Greek name Theodoros (see THEODORE).
THEODOSIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOSIUS.
THEODOSIUSmAncient 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.
THEODOTOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOTUS.
THEODOTUSmAncient 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.
THEODOULOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODULUS.
THEODULUSmAncient 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.
THEOFANISmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANES.
THEOFYLAKTOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THEOKRITOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOCRITUS.
THEOPHANESmAncient 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.
THEOPHILOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILUSmBiblical, 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.
THEOPHYLAKTOSmAncient 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.
THEOTHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETHELM.
THÉOTIMEmFrench
French form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMUSmAncient 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.
THEOTLEIPmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DETLEF.
THEOTMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of TIEDEMANN.
THERAPONmLate Greek
Means "servant" or "worshipper" in Greek.
THERONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek θηραω (therao) meaning "to hunt".
THESEUSmGreek 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.
THEUDEMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic (Frankish) form of DIETMAR.
THEUDHARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETER.
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