Names Starting with T

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TROELSmDanish
Danish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TRONDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse byname Þróndr which indicated a person from Trøndelag, a region in central Norway, possibly derived from þróast meaning "to grow, to prosper".
TROYmEnglish
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France. This was also the name of the ancient city that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's 'Iliad'.
TRÚCm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
TRUDEfNorwegian
Norwegian form of TRUDI.
TRUDIfGerman, English
Diminutive of GERTRUDE and other Germanic names ending with the element thrud "strength".
TRUDIEfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUDYfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUEMANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of TRUMAN.
TRULSmNorwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TRUMANmEnglish
From a surname which meant "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It was also borne by American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984).
TRUUSfDutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
TRYFONmGreek
Modern Greek form of TRYPHON.
TRYGGVImIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
TRYGVEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "trustworthy".
TRYPHENAfBiblical
From the Greek name Τρυφαινα (Tryphaina), derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
TRYPHONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". Saint Tryphon, a gooseherder from Syria, was martyred in the 3rd century.
TRYPHOSAfBiblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
TRYSTANmWelsh
Variant of TRISTAN.
TSERINGm & fTibetan
Variant transcription of TSHERING.
TSETSEGfMongolian
Means "flower" in Mongolian.
TSHERINGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TSHOLOFELOfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "hope, expectation" in Tswana.
TSILAfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZILA.
TSISANAfGeorgian
Probably derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSISIAfGeorgian
Derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSIURIfGeorgian
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSUBAKIfJapanese
From Japanese 椿 (tsubaki) meaning "camellia flower", as well as other combinations of kanji which are pronounced the same way.
TSUBAMEfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (tsubame) meaning "swallow (bird)" or other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
TSUBASAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (tsubasa) meaning "wing", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TSUKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (tsuki) meaning "moon" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
TSVETAfBulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETANmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian цвет (tsvet) meaning "flower, blossom".
TSVETANKAfBulgarian
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
TSWBmHmong
Means "bell" in Hmong.
TUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
m & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUÂNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuân) meaning "obey, follow, honour".
TUATHALmIrish (Rare)
Means "ruler of the people" in Irish Gaelic.
TUBAfArabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
TUCKERmEnglish (Modern)
From an occupational surname derived from Old English tucian meaning "one who fulls cloth".
TUDOR (1)mWelsh
From the older Welsh name Tudur, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.
TUDURmWelsh
Variant of TUDOR (1).
TUEmDanish
Danish form of TÓFI.
TUFAYLmArabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
TUGAYmTurkish
Means "brigade, troops" in Turkish.
TUĞBAfTurkish
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
TUIJAfFinnish
Means "cedar" in Finnish.
TUKULTI-NINURTAmAncient Assyrian
Means "my trust is in Ninurta", from Akkadian tukultu meaning "trust, faith" and the god's name NINURTA. This was the name of a 13th-century BC king of the Assyrian Empire.
TÜLAYfTurkish
Means "tulle moon" in Turkish.
TÚLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of TULLIO.
TULIOmSpanish
Spanish form of TULLIO.
TULLIAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Tullius (see TULLIO).
TULLIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Tullius, which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman orator and author.
TULLYmHistory
Form of Tullius (see TULLIO) used to refer to the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero.
TUMELOm & fSouthern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
TUNÇmTurkish
Means "bronze" in Turkish.
TUNCAYmTurkish
Means "bronze moon" in Turkish.
TÜNDEfHungarian
Derived from Hungarian tündér meaning "fairy". The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty created this name in the 19th century.
TÜNDÉRfHungarian (Rare)
Means "fairy" in Hungarian.
TUOMASmFinnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOMOmFinnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUORmLiterature
Means "strength vigour" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tuor was the mortal man who came to the hidden city of Gondolin to warn of its imminent doom. When Gondolin was attacked and destroyed he escaped with his wife Idril and son Eärendil, and sailed into the west.
TUPAARNAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
TURALmAzerbaijani
Means "to be alive" in Azerbaijani.
TUREmSwedish
Variant of TORE (1).
TURGAYmTurkish
Means "skylark" in Turkish.
TURINmLiterature
Means "victory mood" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Turin was a cursed hero, the slayer of the dragon Glaurung. He was also called Turambar, Mormegil, and other names. This is also the Anglicized name of the city of Torino in Italy.
TURLOUGHmIrish
Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH.
TURNUSmRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's 'Aeneid', Turnus was a king of the Rutuli. He led the Latins in war against the Trojans led by Aeneas. At the end of the book he is killed by Aeneas in a duel.
TUSHARmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
TUTANKHAMONmAncient Egyptian
Means "image of the life of Amon", derived from Egyptian tut "image" combined with ankh "life" combined with the name of the god Amon. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, most famous because of the treasures found in his tomb.
TUTKUf & mTurkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
TUUKKAmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of TUURE.
TUULAfFinnish
Variant of TUULI.
TUULEfEstonian
Estonian form of TUULI.
TUULIfFinnish
Means "wind" in Finnish.
TUULIKKIfFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TUURmDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ARTHUR.
TUUREmFinnish
Finnish form of TORE (1).
TUVAfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of TOVE.
TUVYAmHebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TUYẾNfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyến) meaning "thread, line, ray".
TUYẾTfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyết) meaning "snow".
TVRTKOmCroatian
Derived from Croatian tvrd meaning "hard".
TWILAfEnglish
Meaning unknown. Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of French étoile "star". It came into use as an American given name in the late 19th century.
TWMmWelsh
Welsh short form of THOMAS.
TWYLAfEnglish
Variant of TWILA.
TXOMINmBasque
Basque form of DOMINIC.
TYmEnglish
Short form of TYLER, TYSON, TYRONE, and other names beginning with Ty.
TYBALTmLiterature
Medieval form of THEOBALD. This is the name of a cousin of Juliet killed by Romeo in Shakespeare's drama 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
TYCHEfGreek Mythology
Means "fortune, chance" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of fortune, luck and fate.
TYCHOmDanish, Dutch
Latinized form of TYGE. This name was borne by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYCHONmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek τυγχανω (tynchano) meaning "hit the mark, succeed". This was the name of a minor deity associated with Priapus in Greek mythology. It was also borne by a 5th-century saint from Cyprus.
TYEmEnglish
From a surname meaning "pasture" in Middle English.
TYGEmDanish
Danish form of Tóki, an Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element Þórr, from the name of the Norse god THOR. This was the native name of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYGOmDutch
Dutch form of TYGE.
TYKOmFinnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of TYGE.
TYLERmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "tiler of roofs". The surname was borne by American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYMONmPolish
Polish form of TIMON.
TYMOTEUSZmPolish
Polish form of TIMOTHY.
TÝRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYRmNorse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
TYRAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names ÞÓRVÍ or ÞÓRVEIG.
TYRELLmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of TERRELL.
TYRESEmAfrican American (Modern)
An invented name based on the popular name syllable Tyr (from names such as TYRONE).
TYRONmEnglish
Variant of TYRONE.
TYRONEmEnglish
From the name of a county in Northern Ireland which is derived from Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of EOGHAN". This name was popularized by American actor Tyrone Power (1914-1958), who was named after his great-grandfather, an Irish actor.
TYRRELLmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of TERRELL.
TYSONmEnglish
From an English surname which could be derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison meaning "firebrand". Alternatively, it could be a variant of DYSON. A famous bearer of the surname was boxer Mike Tyson (1966-).
TYTUSmPolish
Polish form of TITUS.
TYYNEfFinnish
Derived from Finnish tyyni "calm, serene".
TZAFRIRmHebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZEITELfYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of SARAH.
TZILAfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZILLAHfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZIPORAfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPORAHfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPPORAHfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVAHmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIBA (2).
TZIVIAfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYAfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYAfHebrew
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFITfHebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVImHebrew
Means "gazelle" in Hebrew.
TZVIAfHebrew
Feminine form of TZVI.