Feminine Names

gender
usage
Su-Jin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Sukhdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Sukhon f Thai
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
Sukhwinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Sukie f English
Diminutive of Susanna.
Suk-Ja f Korean
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
Şükriye f Turkish
Turkish form of Shukriyya.
Sulabha f Indian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
Şule f Turkish
Means "flame" in Turkish.
Sultan m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
Sultana f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of Sultan.
Suman m & f Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
Sumati f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
Sumayya f Arabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
Sumeja f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Sumayya.
Sümeyye f Turkish
Turkish form of Sumayya.
Sumiko f Japanese
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Summer f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
Suna f Turkish
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
Sunan m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Sunčana f Croatian
From Croatian sunčan meaning "sunny", a derivative of sunce meaning "sun".
Sunčica f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sunce meaning "sun".
Sunday m & f English (African)
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seong).
Sung-Hyun m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see Seong-Hyeon).
Sung-Min m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see Seong-Min).
Sunita f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
Sunitha f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Sunita.
Suniti f Indian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Sunngifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Sunniva.
Sunniva f Norwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
Sunny f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
Sunshine f English
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Suoma f Finnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
Suraya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Surayya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Süreyya f Turkish
Turkish form of Thurayya.
Suri f Yiddish
Yiddish form of Sarah.
Surinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Surendra used by Sikhs.
Susan f English
English variant of Susanna. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. It was especially popular both in the United States and the United Kingdom from the 1940s to the 1960s. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
Susana f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Susanna.
Susanita f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Susana.
Susann f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of Susanne.
Susanna f Italian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσάννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Susannah f Biblical
Form of Susanna found in some versions of the Old Testament.
Susanne f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
German and Scandinavian form of Susanna.
Suse f German
German diminutive of Susanne.
Susheela f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुशीला (see Sushila).
Sushila f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
Susi f German
German diminutive of Susanne.
Susie f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Suus f Dutch
Dutch short form of Susanna.
Suvi f Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Suz f English
Short form of Susan.
Suzan 1 f English
Variant of Susan.
Suzan 2 f Turkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
Suzanna f English
Variant of Susanna.
Suzanne f French, English, Dutch
French form of Susanna.
Suze f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Suzanne.
Suzette f French
French diminutive of Susanna.
Suzi f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Suzie f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Suzu f Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
Suzume f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.
Suzy f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Svajonė f Lithuanian
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
Svana f Icelandic
Short form of Svanhildur.
Svanhild f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of Swanhild. In the Norse legend the Völsungasaga she is the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
Svanhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Svanhild.
Svatava f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
Svatoslava f Czech
Czech feminine form of Svyatoslav.
Svea f Swedish
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
Svenja f German
German feminine form of Sven.
Sveta f Russian
Short form of Svetlana.
Svetka f Russian
Diminutive of Svetlana.
Svetla f Bulgarian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world".
Světlana f Czech
Czech form of Svetlana.
Svetlana f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Derived from Russian svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
Sveva f Italian
Possibly from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi (svevo in Italian).
Sviatlana f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Svetlana.
Svitlana f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Svetlana.
Svjetlana f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Svetlana.
Swanahilda f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Swanhild.
Swanhild f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
Swapna f Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
Swaran m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of Swarna.
Swarna m & f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
Swathi f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Swati.
Swati f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
Sybil f English
Variant of Sibyl. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
Sybilla f Polish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of Sibylla.
Sybille f German, French
German and French form of Sibyl.
Syd m & f English
Short form of Sydney.
Sydney f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname Sidney. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
Syeda f Urdu
Urdu form of Sayyida.
Sylva f Czech
Czech form of Silvia.
Sylvaine f French
French feminine form of Silvanus.
Sylvana f Various
Variant of Silvana.
Sylvette f French
Diminutive of Sylvie.
Sylvi f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of Solveig. It is also used as a short form of Sylvia.
Sylvia f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Variant of Silvia. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
Sylviane f French
Variant of Sylvaine.
Sylvie f French, Czech
French and Czech form of Silvia.
Sylwia f Polish
Polish form of Silvia.
Symphony f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek σύμφωνος (symphonos) meaning "concordant in sound".
Synne f Norwegian
Short form of Synnøve.
Synnöve f Swedish
Swedish form of Sunniva.
Synnøve f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Sunniva.
Syntyche f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from συντυχία (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
Syuzanna f Russian
Russian variant of Susanna.
Szabina f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sabina.
Szandra f Hungarian
Hungarian short form of Alexandra.
Szilvia f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Silvia.
Szofi f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sophie, reflecting the French pronunciation.
Szonja f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sonya.
Tabassum m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Tabatha f English
Variant of Tabitha.
Tabby f English
Diminutive of Tabitha.
Tabea f German
German short form of Tabitha. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
Tabita f Biblical Latin
Latin form of Tabitha.
Tabitha f English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show Bewitched, in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character.
Tacey f English (Archaic)
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
Tacita f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Tacitus.
Tadala m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
Tadeja f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of Thaddeus.
Taegan f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Teagan.
Tafadzwa m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona, from fadza meaning "please, make happy".
Taguhi f Armenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
Tagwanibisan f Indigenous American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
Tahel f Hebrew
Means "you will shine" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
Tahira f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of Tahir.
Tahirə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of Tahir.
Tahire f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Tahir.
Táhirih f History
Variant of Tahira. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
Tahmina f Persian Mythology, Tajik, Bengali
Derived from Avestan takhma meaning "strong, brave, valiant". This is the name of a character in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh. She is a daughter of the king of Samangan who marries the warrior hero Rostam and eventually bears him a son, whom they name Sohrab.
Tahmineh f Persian
Modern Persian form of Tahmina.
Tähti f Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish and Estonian.
Tai m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Taide f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Thaïs.
Taika f Finnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
Taimi f Finnish, Estonian
From Finnish taimi meaning "sapling, young tree" or Estonian taim meaning "plant" (words from a common origin).
Taina f Finnish
Finnish short form of Tatiana.
Taisa f Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of Taisiya.
Taisia f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see Taisiya).
Taisiya f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Thaïs (referring to the saint).
Taiwo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "taste the world, taste life" in Yoruba.
Taja f Slovene
Possibly a diminutive of Tajda or Tatjana.
Tajana f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".
Tajda f Slovene
Slovene form of Thaïs.
Tajeddigt f Northern African, Berber
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
Tajra f Bosnian
Possibly from Arabic طائر (ta'ir) meaning "bird".
Tajuana f African American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name Juana.
Takako f Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "filial piety" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
Takara m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
Takondwa m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Takouhi f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see Taguhi).
Tal m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
Tali f Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
Talia 1 f Hebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew, from טַל (tal) meaning "dew" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
Talia 2 f English (Australian)
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
Taliba f Arabic
Feminine form of Talib.
Talin f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown), which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
Taline f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թալին (see Talin).
Talisha f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and Lisha.
Talita f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Talitha, popular in Brazil.
Talitha f Biblical
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).
Tallulah f English (Rare)
Popularly claimed to mean "leaping waters" in the Choctaw language, it may actually mean "town" in the Creek language. This is the name of waterfalls in Georgia. It was borne by American actress Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), who was named after her grandmother, who may have been named after the waterfalls.
Talulla f Irish
From the Gaelic name Tuilelaith, which was derived from Irish tuile "abundance" and flaith "princess".
Talya f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טַלְיָה or טַלְיָא (see Talia 1).
Tam 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
Tamandani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
Tamanna f Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
Tamar f Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
Tamāra f Latvian
Latvian form of Tamara.
Tamara f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Lithuanian, Georgian
Russian form of Tamar. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
Tamari f Georgian
Form of Tamar with the nominative suffix, used in Georgian when the name is written stand-alone.
Tamaya f Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "in the center" in Quechua.
Tambudzai f Southern African, Shona
From Shona tambudza meaning "make trouble, frustrate".
Tameka f English
Variant of Tamika.
Tamela f English
Probably a blend of Tamara and Pamela. It first arose in the 1950s.
Tamera f English
Variant of Tamara.
Tami f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tamia f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of the popular name syllable Tam, from names such as Tamara or Tamika. It was popularized by Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
Tamika f English
Variant of Tamiko, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie A Girl Named Tamiko (1963).
Tamiko f Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "many", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Tamila f Ukrainian, Russian
Possibly a variant of Tomila.
Tammi f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tammie f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tammy f English
Short form of Tamara and other names beginning with Tam.
Tamra f English
Contracted form of Tamara.
Tamsin f English (British)
Contracted form of Thomasina. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
Táňa f Czech
Diminutive of Taťána.
Tânia f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tanya.
Tanika f African American
Invented name, probably modeled on Tamika and influenced by Tanya.
Taniqua f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as Tanya) and the common name suffix qua.
Tanisha f African American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as Tanya) and the common name suffix sha.
Tanith f Semitic Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars. She was particularly associated with the city of Carthage, being the consort of Ba'al Hammon.
Tansy f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
Tanu f Indian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
Tanvi f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
Tanya f Russian, Bulgarian, English
Russian diminutive of Tatiana. It began to be used in the English-speaking world during the 1930s.
Taonga f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
Tapiwa f Southern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
Tara 1 f English
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel Gone with the Wind (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O'Hara plantation.
Tara 2 f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
Təranə f Azerbaijani
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
Tarana f Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Təranə.
Tarina f English (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of Tara 1.
Tariro f Southern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
Tarja f Finnish
Finnish form of Daria.
Taru f Finnish
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of Tarja.
Taryn f English
Probably a feminine form of Tyrone. Actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian created it for their daughter Taryn Power (1953-).
Tasha f Russian, English
Short form of Natasha.
Tashi m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
Tashlultum f Akkadian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Akkadian origin. It appears to end with the Akkadian feminine suffix -tum. This was the name of a wife of Sargon of Akkad.
Tasi f & m Chamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
Tasia f Greek
Short form of Anastasia.
Tasnim f Arabic
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
Tasoula f Greek
Greek diminutive of Anastasia.
Taťána f Czech
Czech form of Tatiana.
Tatenda m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona, from tenda meaning "thank".
Tatiana f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name Tatius. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
Tatienne f French (Rare)
French form of Tatiana.
Tatjana f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Estonian
Form of Tatiana in several languages, in some cases via Russian Татьяна (Tatyana).
Tatsiana f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Tatiana.
Tatum f & m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
Tatyana f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Tatiana.
Taurai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona taura meaning "speak".
Tawny f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
Tawnya f English
Variant of Tonya.
Tayla f English (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of Taylor influenced by similar-sounding names such as Kayla.
Tayler f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Taylor.
Taylor m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by the British-American author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
Tea f Croatian, Slovene, Finnish, Georgian
Short form of Dorothea, Theodora and other names containing a similar sound.
Teagan m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of Tadhg.
Teal f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
Teàrlag f Scottish
Feminine form of Teàrlach.
Teasag f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of Jean 2.
Tebogo f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "gratitude, thanks" in Tswana.
Tecla f Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Thekla.
Teddie m & f English
Diminutive of Edward or Theodore, sometimes a feminine form.
Tegan f Welsh
Derived from Welsh teg meaning "fair".
Tegwen f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
Tehila f Hebrew
Means "praise" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
Teija f Finnish
Finnish short form of Dorothea.
Teja f Slovene
Short form of Doroteja or Mateja 1.
Tejal f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
Tekakwitha f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things" or "she who puts things in place" in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri, was the first Native American Catholic saint.
Tekla f Swedish, Latvian, Georgian, Hungarian, Polish (Archaic)
Form of Thekla in several languages.
Tellervo f Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
Telma f Portuguese
Either a Portuguese form of Thelma or a feminine form of Telmo.
Temitope f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
Temperance f English (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Tempest f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "storm". It appears in the title of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (1611).
Temple m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
Temüülen m & f Mongolian
Means "striving, aspiring" in Mongolian. This was the name of the sister of Genghis Khan.
Tena f Croatian
Diminutive of Terezija.
Tendai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona tenda meaning "be thankful, thank".
Tenzin m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) meaning "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
Tenzing m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (see Tenzin).
Teo m & f Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian
Short form of Teodoro and other names that begin with Teo. In Georgian this is a feminine name, a short form of Teona.
Teodóra f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Theodore.
Teodosija f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of Theodosia.
Teófila f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Theophilus.
Teofila f Italian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish feminine form of Theophilus.
Teona f Georgian
Georgian form of Theano.
Tera f English
Variant of Tara 1.