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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.
TIGLATH-PILESERmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From תִּגְלַת פִּלְאֶסֶר (Tiglat Pil'eser), the Hebrew form of Akkadian Tukulti-apil-esharra meaning "my trust is in the son of Esharra", Esharra being the main temple dedicated to the god Ashur in the city of Ashur. This was the name of three kings of Assyria, including the conqueror Tiglath-Pileser III (8th century BC), who is mentioned in the Old Testament.
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".
TIIAfFinnish
Short form of DOROTHEA.
TIINAfFinnish
Short form of KRISTIINA.
TIITUSmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TIJMENmDutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
TIJNmDutch
Short form of MARTIJN or AUGUSTIJN.
TIKHOMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TIKHONmRussian (Rare)
Russian form of TYCHON.
TIKVAfHebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TILfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TILDEfDanish, Swedish
Short form of MATHILDE or MATILDA.
TILLmGerman
From Tielo, a Medieval Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
TILLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TILLYfEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA.
TILOmGerman
From Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), from the Germanic element theud meaning "people". Saint Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.
TIMmEnglish, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
TIMAEUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Τιμαιος (Timaios), derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour". This is the name of one of Plato's dialogues, featuring Timaeus and Socrates. Timaeus is also the name of a person mentioned briefly in the New Testament (Mark 10:46).
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".
TIMMYmEnglish
Diminutive of TIMOTHY.
TIMO (1)mFinnish, German, Dutch
Finnish, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see TIMOTHY).
TIMO (2)mGerman, Dutch
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see DIETMAR).
TIMO (3)fAncient Greek
Feminine form of TIMON.
TIMOFEImRussian
Variant transcription of TIMOFEY.
TIMOFEYmRussian
Russian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMONmAncient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμαω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Timon of Athens' (1607).
TIMOTEImBulgarian, Romanian
Bulgarian and Romanian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEJmSlovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉmFrench
French variant of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉEmFrench
French form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEUSmBiblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
TIMOTHYmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TIMOTImMaori
Maori form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOURmHistory
Variant of TIMUR.
TİMUÇİNmTurkish
Turkish form of TEMUJIN.
TİMURmTurkish
Turkish form of TIMUR.
TIMURmTatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic name Temür meaning "iron". Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), was a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
TINmCroatian
Croatian short form of MARTIN, AUGUSTIN, and other names ending in tin.
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.
TINE (2)mSlovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEKmSlovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEKEfDutch
Diminutive of TINA.
TINOmItalian
Short form of VALENTINO, MARTINO, and other names ending in tino.
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.
TIPENEmMaori
Maori form of STEPHEN.
TIPHAINEfFrench
French form of TIFFANY.
TIPHANIEfFrench
French variant of TIFFANY.
TIRASmBiblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TIRIAQmNative American, Inuit
Means "ermine" in Inuktitut.
TIRTAm & fIndonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTOmIndonesian
Javanese form of TIRTA.
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.
TITmRussian
Russian form of TITUS.
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.
TITASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of TITUS.
TITIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TITIANUS.
TITIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of TIZIANO.
TITILAYOfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
TITOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TITUS.
TITOSmBiblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New Testament.
TITTYfEnglish
Diminutive of LETITIA. This is now a slang word for the female breast, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
TITUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TITUS.
TITUSmAncient Roman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.... [more]
TIVADARmHungarian
Hungarian form of THEODORE.
TIVOLIm & fVarious
From the name of a picturesque Italian town, used as a summer resort by the ancient Romans.
TIWmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
TIWLIPfWelsh
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
TIYAMIKEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
TIZIANAfItalian
Feminine form of TIZIANO.
TIZIANOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Titianus, which was derived from the Roman praenomen TITUS. A famous bearer was the Venetian Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576), known in English as Titian.
TJAARDmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TJAŠAfSlovene
Diminutive of TATJANA.
TJAŽmSlovene
Short form of MATJAŽ.
TJEERDmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TLALLIfNative American, Nahuatl
Means "earth" in Nahuatl.
TLALOCmAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "of the earth" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of rain and fertility, the husband of Chalchiuhticue.
TOALmIrish
Anglicized form of TUATHAL.
TOBIAHmBiblical
From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) which meant "YAHWEH is good", from the elements טוֹב (tov) meaning "good" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This was the name of an Ammonite in the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament.
TOBIASmBiblical, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the hero of the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which appears in many English versions of the Old Testament. It relates how Tobit's son Tobias, with the help of the angel Raphael, is able to drive away a demon who has plagued Sarah, who subsequently becomes his wife. This story was popular in the Middle Ages, and the name came into occasional use in parts of Europe at that time. In England it became common after the Protestant Reformation.
TOBIASZmPolish
Polish form of TOBIAS.
TOBINmEnglish
From an English surname which was itself derived from the given name TOBIAS.
TOBITmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Greek Τωβιθ (Tobith), from the Hebrew name טוֹבִיה (Tovih) meaning "my good". The apocryphal Book of Tobit, which is canonical in many Christian traditions but not in Judaism, tells the story of Tobit's son Tobias. He is sent by his father to collect money in Media, aided by the angel Raphael in the guise of a man. At the end of the story Tobit's blindness is cured.
TOBYm & fEnglish
Medieval form of TOBIAS. It was sometimes used as a feminine name in the 1930s and 40s due to the influence of American actress Toby Wing (1915-2001).
TODmEnglish
Variant of TODD.
TODDmEnglish
From a surname meaning "fox", derived from Middle English todde.
TÓDORmHungarian
Hungarian form of THEODORE.
TODORmBulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODORE.
TODORKAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of THEODORE.
TOIBAfYiddish
Means "dove" in Yiddish.
TOINETTEfFrench
Short form of ANTOINETTE.
TOINIfFinnish
Finnish form of ANTONIA.
TOIRDHEALBHACHmIrish
Means "instigator", derived from Gaelic toirdhealbh "prompting".
TOIRÉASAfIrish
Irish form of THERESA.
TOIVOmFinnish
Means "hope" in Finnish.
TÓKImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYGE.
TOLAfKhmer
Means "October" in Khmer.
TOLGAmTurkish
Means "helmet" in Turkish.
TOLLAKmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleikr, which meant "Thor's play" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leikr "play, game (involving weapons)".
TOM (1)mEnglish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).
TOM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TOMA (1)fRussian
Diminutive of TAMARA.
TÓMASmIcelandic
Icelandic form of THOMAS.
TÒMASmScottish
Scottish form of THOMAS.
TOMÁSmSpanish, Portuguese, Irish
Spanish, Portuguese and Irish form of THOMAS.
TOMÁŠmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THOMAS.
TOMÀSmCatalan
Catalan form of THOMAS.
TOMASmSwedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian
Swedish, Norwegian and Lithuanian form of THOMAS.
TOMASAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of THOMAS.
TOMASZmPolish
Polish form of THOMAS.
TOMAŽmSlovene
Slovene form of THOMAS.
TOMÉmPortuguese
Portuguese form of THOMAS.
TOMEKmPolish
Diminutive of TOMASZ.
TOMERmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOMImFinnish, Hungarian, Welsh
Finnish, Hungarian and Welsh diminutive of THOMAS.
TOMICAmCroatian
Diminutive of TOMISLAV or TOMA (2).
TOMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (tomi) meaning "wealth, abundance" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
TOMISLAVmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Probably derived from the Slavic element tomiti meaning "torture" combined with slava meaning "glory". This was the name of the first king of Croatia (10th century).
TOMMASOmItalian
Italian form of THOMAS.
TOMMImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of THOMAS.
TOMMIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of THOMAS, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TOMMYmEnglish
Diminutive of THOMAS.
TOMOmCroatian
Either a variant of TOMA (2) or a diminutive of TOMISLAV.
TOMOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other kanji characters as well.
TOMOMIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
TÖMÖRBAATARmMongolian
Means "iron hero" in Mongolian.
TOMOSmWelsh
Welsh form of THOMAS.
TOMSmLatvian
Latvian form of THOMAS.
TONmDutch
Dutch short form of ANTON.
TONALLIfNative American, Nahuatl
Means "day, warmth of the sun" in Nahuatl.
TONĆImCroatian
Croatian diminutive of ANTHONY.
TONČImCroatian
Croatian diminutive of ANTHONY.
TONDRAfEsperanto
Means "like thunder" in Esperanto.
TONE (1)mSlovene
Short form of ANTON.
TÓNImHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANTHONY.
TONI (1)mFinnish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Short form of ANTTONI, ANTUN, and other related names.
TONI (2)fEnglish
Short form of ANTONIA.
TONIAfEnglish
Variant of TONYA.
TONINAfItalian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
TONINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ANTÓNIO or ANTÔNIO.
TONINOmItalian
Diminutive of ANTONIO.
TONIOmItalian
Short form of ANTONIO.
TÕNISmEstonian
Estonian form of ANTHONY.
TONKAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
TOÑOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ANTONIO.
TONYmEnglish
Short form of ANTHONY.
TONYAfEnglish, Russian
English diminutive of ANTONIA or a Russian diminutive of ANTONINA. In the English-speaking world its use has likely been positively influenced by the name TANYA.
TOOMASmEstonian
Estonian form of THOMAS.
TOONmDutch
Dutch diminutive of ANTOON.
TOPAZfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τοπαζος (topazos).
TOPHERmEnglish
Short form of CHRISTOPHER.
TOPImFinnish
Finnish short form of TOBIAS.
TOPIASmFinnish
Finnish form of TOBIAS.
TOPSYfEnglish (Rare)
From a nickname which is of unknown meaning, perhaps deriving from the English word top.
TOPɄSANAfNative American, Comanche
Means "praire flower" in Comanche.
TORmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Þórr (see THOR). It was not used as a personal name until the 18th century. It is sometimes used as a short form of names of Old Norse origin that begin with the element Tor, which is also from Þórr.
TORBENmDanish, German
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
TORBJØRGfNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
TORBJÖRNmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Þórbjörn, which meant "Thor's bear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with björn "bear".
TORBJØRNmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of TORBJÖRN.
TORCUILmScottish
Scottish form of Þórketill (see TORKEL).
TORE (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably from the Old Norse name ÞÓRIR.
TORE (2)mItalian
Short form of SALVATORE.
TORGEIRmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórgeirr, which meant "Thor's spear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with geirr "spear".
TORGNYmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Þórgnýr meaning "Thor's noise" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gnýr "noise, grumble, murmur".
TORHILDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórhildr, which meant "Thor's battle" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with hildr "battle".
TORIfEnglish
Diminutive of VICTORIA.
TORIAfEnglish
Short form of VICTORIA.
TORIBIOmSpanish
Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Turibius, of unknown meaning. Saint Toribio was a 16th-century archbishop of Lima.
TORINmIrish
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
TORKELmNorwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þórketill meaning "Thor's cauldron" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with ketill "cauldron".
TORLEIFmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleifr meaning "Thor's descendant" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leifr "descendant, heir".
TORMODmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórmóðr, which meant "Thor's mind" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with móðr "mind, mood".
TORNIKEmGeorgian
Georgian form of Greek Τορνικιος (Tornikios) or Τορνικης (Tornikes), the name of a prominent Byzantine family that was of Armenian or Georgian descent. The family name may be derived from Armenian թոռնիկ (tornik), a diminutive of թոռն (torn) meaning "grandchild". Usage as a given name probably began in honour of the family, a notable member of which was a saint.
TORNYfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórný which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "new".
TORØfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of TORA.
TOROSmArmenian
Armenian form of THEODORE.
TORQUILmScottish
Anglicized form of TORCUIL.
TORSTEINmNorwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
TORSTENmSwedish, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Þórsteinn, which meant "Thor's stone" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with steinn "stone".
TORSTImFinnish
Finnish form of TORSTEN.
TORVALDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þórvaldr, which meant "Thor's ruler" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with valdr "ruler".
TORY (1)mAfrican American
Meaning unknown, possibly a diminutive of SALVATORE.
TORY (2)fEnglish
Variant of TORI.
TOSAHWImNative American, Comanche
Means "white knife" in Comanche. This name was borne by a 19th-century Penateka Comanche chief.
TOŠEmMacedonian
Variant transcription of TOSHE. This is the usual Romanized spelling of the name of the Macedonian pop star Toše Proeski (1981-2007).
TOSHEmMacedonian
Diminutive of TODOR.
TOSIAfPolish
Polish diminutive of ANTONINA.
TOTTIEfEnglish
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOTTYfEnglish
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOUFIKmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ (chiefly Maghrebi).
TOUSSAINTmFrench
Means "all saints" in French. This is the name of a Christian festival celebrated on November 1.
TOVA (1)fHebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVA (2)fSwedish
Swedish variant of TOVE.
TOVAHfHebrew
Variant transcription of TOVA (1).
TOVEfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Tófa, a short form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TOVImBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIAm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TOYAfAmerican (Hispanic)
Diminutive of VICTORIA or CUSTODIA used among Hispanic Americans.
TOYGARmTurkish
Means "lark" in Turkish.
TRACEmEnglish
Short form of TRACY.
TRACEEfEnglish
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACEYf & mEnglish
Variant of TRACY.
TRACIfEnglish
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACIEfEnglish
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
TRAFFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "fishtrap ford" in Old English.
TRAHAEARNmWelsh
Means "very much like iron", derived from Welsh tra "very, over" and haearn "iron".
TRAHERNEmWelsh
Anglicized form of TRAHAEARN.
TRAImVietnamese
Means "oyster" in Vietnamese.
TRAIANmRomanian
Romanian form of Traianus (see TRAJAN).
TRAIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of TRAJAN.
TRAJANmHistory, Macedonian
From the Roman cognomen Traianus, which is of unknown meaning. The Roman emperor Trajan (full name Marcus Ulpius Traianus) is considered among the most capable men to have led the empire. His military accomplishments include victories over Dacia and Parthia.
TRANTERmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname meaning "wagoner" in Old English.
TRAUDLfGerman
Diminutive of GERTRAUD or WALTRAUD.
TRAUGOTTmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German trau "trust" and Gott "God". This name was created in the 17th century.
TRAVERSmEnglish (Rare)
From the surname TRAVERS.
TRAVISmEnglish
From the English surname Travis (a variant of TRAVERS). It was used in America in honour of William Travis (1809-1836), the commander of the Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
TREASAfIrish
Possibly means "strength" in Irish Gaelic. It is also sometimes used as an Irish form of THERESA.
TREASACHmIrish
Means "warlike" or "fighter" in Irish Gaelic.
TREASUREfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately from Greek θησαυρος (thesauros) "treasure, collection".
TREESfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of THERESIA.
TREFORmWelsh
Welsh form of TREVOR.
TRENDAFILKAfMacedonian
Derived from Macedonian трендафил (trendafil) meaning "eglantine, sweet briar".
TRENTmEnglish
From a surname which originally denoted someone who lived by the River Trent in England. Trent is also a city in Italy, though the etymology is unrelated.
TRENTONmEnglish
From the name of a New Jersey city established in the 17th century by William Trent. It means "TRENT's town".
TREVmWelsh, English
Short form of TREVOR.
TREVELYANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Cornish place name meaning "homestead on the hill".
TREVORmWelsh, English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large".
TREYmEnglish
From an English nickname meaning "three".
TRIm & fIndonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TRIAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps a short form of DEMETRIA and other names ending in a similar sound.
TRICIAfEnglish
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRIFONmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of TRYPHON.
TRIINUfEstonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TRIJNTJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of KATRIJN.
TRINAfEnglish
Short form of KATRINA.
TRINEfDanish
Danish short form of KATRINE.
TRINHfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trinh) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal".
TRINIfSpanish
Short form of TRINIDAD.
TRINIDADf & mSpanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRINITYfEnglish
From the English word Trinity, given in honour of the Christian belief that God has one essence, but three distinct expressions of being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It has only been in use as a given name since the 20th century.
TRISHfEnglish
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHAfEnglish
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHNAfIndian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TRISTAfEnglish
Feminine form of TRISTAN.
TRISTÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of TRISTAN.
TRISTANmWelsh, English, French, Arthurian Romance
Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan, a diminutive of DRUST. The spelling was altered by association with Latin tristis "sad". Tristan is a character in medieval French tales, probably inspired by older Celtic legends, and ultimately merged into Arthurian legend. According to the story Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. On the way back, Tristan and Isolde accidentally drink a potion which makes them fall in love. Their tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
TRISTÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of TRISTAN.
TRISTENm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTINm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTRAMmEnglish (British)
Medieval English form of TRISTAN.
TRIXfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX.
TRIXIEfEnglish
Diminutive of BEATRIX.