Gender Masculine
Scripts Тарас(Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian)
Pronounced Pron. tu-RAS(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian form of the Greek name Ταράσιος (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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTarasios(Late Greek)

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Poland: March 9
Poland: October 25


Portrait of Taras Shevchenko by Ivan Kramskoi (c. 1871)Portrait of Taras Shevchenko by Ivan Kramskoi (c. 1871)


Entry updated April 25, 2021