Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. tə-NEE-shə(English)
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Meaning & History

Popularized by the African-American actress Ta-Tanisha (1953-), born Shirley Cummings. The name spiked in popularity in the early 1970s, when she was featured on the television series Room 222. She apparently took her stage name from Swahili tatanisha meaning "puzzle, tangle, confuse". The name probably resonated with parents because of its similarity to other names such as Tamika and Natasha.

Related Names

VariantTanesha
User SubmissionTanisha

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modern   youthful   informal   urban   strange   complex   unintellectual  

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Entry updated January 21, 2022