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TEODOSIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODOSIA.
TEODÓSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of THEODOSIUS.
TEODOSIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEODOSIUS.
TEÓDULOmSpanish
Spanish form of THEODULUS.
TEOFILmPolish
Polish form of THEOPHILUS.
TEÓFILAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TEOFILAfItalian, Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish feminine 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.
TERAfEnglish
Variant of TARA (1).
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.
TÉRCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of TERTIUS.
TÉRCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of TERTIUS.
TEREfSpanish
Spanish short form of TERESA.
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).
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.
TERHOmFinnish
Means "acorn" in Finnish.
TERIfEnglish
Either a feminine variant of TERRY (1) or a diminutive of THERESA.
TERJE (1)mNorwegian
Norwegian variant of TORGEIR.
TERJE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of TERHI.
TERMINUSmRoman Mythology
Means "limit, boundary, end" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman god of boundaries.
TEROmFinnish
Short form of ANTERO.
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".
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).
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.
TERTIUSmAncient Roman
This was both a Roman praenomen and a cognomen which meant "third" in Latin.
TERTTUfFinnish
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
TERZOmItalian
Italian form of TERTIUS.
TESFAYEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
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.
TESSOUATmNative American, Algonquin
Meaning unknown. This was the name of several 17th-century Algonquin chiefs.
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.
TEUNmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUNAfDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
TEUNISmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUTAfAlbanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.
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.
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.
THAKSINmThai
Means "south, right hand" in Thai.
THALEIAfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of THALIA.
THALESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician.
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.
THAMIRmArabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
THANAfArabic
Means "praise" 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.
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".
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.
THANKFULfEnglish (Archaic)
From the English word thankful. This was one of the many virtue names used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
THANOSmGreek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEDAfGerman
Short form of THEODORA. A famous bearer was actress Theda Bara (1885-1955), who was born Theodosia Goodman.
THEImLimburgish
Limburgish short form of THEODOOR.
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.
THELONIUSmVarious
Latinized form of Tielo (see TILO). A famous bearer was jazz musician Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).
THEMAfWestern African, Akan
Means "queen" in Akan.
THEMBAmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
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).
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.
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.
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.
THEOFANIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
THEOFANISmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANES.
THEOFYLAKTOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THEOKLEIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEKLA.
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.
THERAfDutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
THERAPONmLate Greek
Means "servant" or "worshipper" in Greek.
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.
THERONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek θηραω (therao) meaning "to hunt".
THERSAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
THEUDOBALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEOBALD.
THEUNmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUNISmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUTRICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEODORIC.
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.
THIBAULTmFrench
French form of THEOBALD.
THIERRYmFrench
French form of THEODORIC.
THIHAmBurmese
Means "lion" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha).
THIJMENmDutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
THIJSmDutch
Short form of MATTHIJS.
THILOmGerman
Variant of TILO.
THIRIfBurmese
Means "radiance, splendour, beauty" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit श्री (shri).
THIRZAfDutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
ÞIUDREIKSmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of THEODORIC.
THOKOZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THOMmEnglish
Short form of THOMAS.
THOMAmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
THOMASmEnglish, 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]
THOMASINAfEnglish
Medieval feminine form of THOMAS.
ÞÓRmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Þórr (see THOR).
THORmNorse 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.
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.
ÞÓRARINNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
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.
ÞORBJÖRNmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRN.
THORBURNmEnglish (Rare)
From a Scottish and English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórbjörn (see TORBJÖRN).
ÞÓRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
ÞÓRFASTRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fastr "firm".
ÞÓRFREÐRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and friðr "peace".
ÞÓRFRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRGÍSLmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's shaft" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gísl "shaft, arrow".
ÞÓRIRmIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "Thor's warrior" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse vér "warrior, fighter".
THORLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
THORNTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
ÞÓRRmNorse Mythology
Original Old Norse form of THOR.
THORSTEINmNorwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
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".
THOTHmEgyptian 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.
THRACIUSmAncient Roman
From a Roman name which meant "of Thracia". Thracia was a region in southeast Europe, now divided between Greece and Turkey.
THUfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
THUẦNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
THUCYDIDESmAncient 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.
THULANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "be quiet, be peaceful" in Zulu.
THULILEfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, peaceful" in Zulu.
ÞUNORmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
THURAYYAfArabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
THURSTANmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN).
THUTMOSEmAncient 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.
THÙYfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
THYGEmDanish
Variant of TYGE.
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.
TIAGOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of JAMES, derived from SANTIAGO.
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.
TIARNACHmIrish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNACH.
TIARNÁNmIrish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIBBYf & mEnglish
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIBERIUmRomanian
Romanian form of TIBERIUS.
TIBERIUSmAncient 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.
TIBORmHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBORCmHungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBURCIOmSpanish, 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.
TICHAONAmSouthern African, Shona
Means "we will see" in Shona.
TIDIRfNorthern African, Berber
Feminine form of IDIR.
TIEDEmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of DIEDE.
TIEDEMANNmGerman (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".
TIELOmMedieval German
Earlier form of TILO.
TIÊNfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tiên) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy".
TIERNANmIrish
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNÁN.
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.
TIESmDutch
Diminutive of MATTHIJS as well as Dutch names beginning with the Germanic element theud meaning "people".
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.
TIGERmEnglish (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-).
TIGHEmIrish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TIGHEARNACHmIrish
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.
TIGHEARNÁNmIrish
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.
TIHANAfCroatian, Serbian
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element tikhu "quiet".
TIHOMIRmCroatian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements tikhu "quiet" and miru "peace, world".
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