Masculine Names

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SUIJIN m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese (sui) meaning "water" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of water, lakes and pools in Japanese mythology.
SUJAY m Bengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
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.
SUK m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see SEOK).
SUKARNO m Javanese
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with the name of the mythological hero KARNA. Sukarno (1901-1970), who did not have a surname, was the first president of Indonesia.
SUKHBIR m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
SUKHDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SUKHRAB m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of SOHRAB.
SUKHWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
ŞUKRİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SHUKRI.
SULAIMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see SULAYMAN), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
SULAYMAN m Arabic
Arabic cognate of SOLOMON.
SULEIMAN m History
Westernized form of SÜLEYMAN.
SÜLEÝMAN m Turkmen
Turkmen form of SÜLEYMAN.
SÜLEYMAN m Turkish
Turkish form of SOLOMON. Süleyman the Magnificent was a sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He expanded Ottoman territory into Europe and Persia, reformed the government, and completed several great building projects.
SULISŁAW m Polish (Archaic)
From an old Slavic name that was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".
SULJO m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of SÜLEYMAN.
SULLIVAN m English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "little dark eye" in Irish.
SULO m Finnish
Means "charm, grace" in Finnish.
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.
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".
SUMANTRA m Bengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
SUMEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see SUMIT).
SUMIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUMMANUS m Roman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
SUMON m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali সুমন (see SUMAN).
SUNAN m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNDAR m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDARA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit सुन्दर (sundara) meaning "beautiful". This is the name of several minor characters in Hindu texts, and is also another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
SUNDER m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see SUNDAR).
SUNDRI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SONDRE.
SUNE m Swedish, Danish
Modern form of SUNI.
SUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see SEONG).
SUNG-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see SEONG-HO).
SUNG-HOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see SEONG-HUN).
SUNG-HYUN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see SEONG-HYEON).
SUNG-JIN m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see SEONG-JIN).
SUNG-MIN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see SEONG-MIN).
SUNG-SOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see SEONG-SU).
SUNI m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
SUNIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
SUNNY f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
SURAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURENDRA m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
SURESHA m Hinduism
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord". This is another name of the Hindu gods Indra, Shiva or Vishnu.
SURINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SURIYA m Thai, Tamil
Thai form of SURYA, as well as an alternate Tamil transcription.
SURYA m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
SUSANOO m Japanese Mythology
Of Japanese origin, possibly meaning "wild male, impetuous male". In Japanese mythology he was the god of storms and the sea, as well as the brother and adversary of the goddess Amaterasu. He was born when Izanagi washed his nose after returning from the underworld. After he was banished from the heavens, he descended to earth and slew an eight-headed dragon.
SUSHIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of 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.
SUSILA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of SUSHILA.
SUSILO m Javanese
Javanese form of SUSHILA.
SUSUMU m Japanese
From Japanese (susumu) meaning "advance, make progress", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SUTEKH m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of SETH (2).
SVANTE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
SVANTEPOLK m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
SVAROG m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svar meaning "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.
SVATOPLUK m Czech
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVATOSLAV m Czech
Czech form of SVYATOSLAV.
SVEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SVEN.
SVEINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVEN.
SVEN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn meaning "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
SVEND m Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SVEN.
SVERRE m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sverrir meaning "wild, swinging, spinning".
SVERRIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
SVETOMIR m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.
SVETOPOLK m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVETOVID m Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and vidu "sight, view". This was the name of a four-headed Slavic god of war and light.
SVIT m Slovene
Means "dawn" in Slovene.
SVYATOPOLK m Russian (Rare)
Means "blessed people" from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army".
SVYATOSLAV m Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
SWAPAN m Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
SWAPNIL m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
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.
SWEENEY m Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of SUIBHNE.
ŚWIĘTOMIERZ m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
SWIÐHUN m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of SWITHIN.
SWITHIN m History
From the Old English name Swiðhun or Swiþhun, derived from swiþ "strong" and perhaps hun "bear cub". Saint Swithin was a 9th-century bishop of Winchester.
SWITHUN m History
Variant of SWITHIN.
SYARHEY m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Сяргей (see SIARHEI).
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.
SYED m Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYLVAIN m French
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVAN m English
Either a variant of SILVANUS or directly from the Latin word silva meaning "wood, forest".
SYLVESTER m English, German, Danish
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. A famous bearer is the American actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-).
SYLVESTRE m French
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLWESTER m Polish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SYMEON m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYMEONU m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of SIMEON.
SYMON m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
SZABOLCS m Hungarian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Slavic word meaning "marten". It was borne by a leader of the Magyars at the time of Árpád. This is now the name of a region in Hungary.
SZCZEPAN m Polish
Polish form of STEPHEN.
SZCZĘSNY m Polish (Archaic)
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
SZEBASZTIÁN m Hungarian
Hungarian variant form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SZILÁRD m Hungarian
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
SZILVESZTER m Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
SZYMON m Polish
Polish form of SIMON (1).
TAALAY m Kyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
TAAVET m Estonian
Estonian form of DAVID.
TAAVETTI m Finnish
Finnish form of DAVID.
TAAVI m Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TABASSUM m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TÁCITO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Rare)
Portuguese and Spanish form of TACITUS.
TACITO m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of TACITUS.
TACITUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "silent, mute" in Latin. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman historian, known for writing the Histories and the Annals.
TAD m English
Short form of THADDEUS.
TADALA m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TADAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of THADDEUS.
TADDEO m Italian
Italian form of THADDEUS.
TADEÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THADDEUS.
TADEJ m Slovene
Slovene form of THADDEUS.
TADEO m Spanish
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
TADESSE m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TADEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
TADEUSZ m Polish
Polish form of THADDEUS.
TADG m Irish, Scottish
Old Irish form of TADHG.
TADHG m Irish, Scottish
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.
TADHGÁN m Irish
Diminutive of TADHG.
TADIJA m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of THADDEUS.
TAEGAN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of TEAGAN.
TAFADZWA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARI m Eastern African (Rare), Amharic (Rare)
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.
TAFFY m Welsh
Anglicized form of DAFYDD. It has been used as a slang term for a Welshman.
TAGE m Danish, Swedish
From the medieval Danish byname Taki, derived from Old Norse taka meaning "to take, to capture".
TAHA m Arabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Quran (surah Ta Ha).
TAHER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طاهر (see TAHIR).
TAHİR m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of TAHIR.
TAHIR m Arabic, Urdu, Bosnian
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
TAHMASP m Ancient Persian
Persian form of the Avestan name Takhmaspa, which was derived from takhma "strong, brave, valiant" and aspa "horse". This name was borne by two Safavid shahs of Persia.
TAHMID m Arabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
TAHMURAS m Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
TAHVO m Finnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
TAIKI m Japanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAIMO m Estonian
From Estonian taim meaning "plant".
TAISTO m Finnish
Means "battle" in Finnish.
TAJ m Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TAKAHIRO m Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "valuable" or (taka) meaning "filial piety" combined with (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAKARA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TAKASHI m Japanese
From Japanese (takashi) meaning "filial piety", (takashi) meaning "noble, prosperous" or (takashi) meaning "esteem, honour, venerate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that result in the same pronunciation.
TAKEHIKO m Japanese
From Japanese (take) meaning "military, martial" or (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
TAKESHI m Japanese
From Japanese (takeshi) meaning "military, martial", (takeshi) meaning "strong, healthy", or other kanji having the same reading.
TAKI m Old Danish
Old Danish form of TAGE.
TAKIS m Greek
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS and other names with similar endings.
TAKONDWA m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAKUMA m Japanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAKUMI m Japanese
From Japanese (takumi) meaning "artisan" or (takumi) meaning "skillful". It can also come from (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (mi) meaning "sea, ocean" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
TAKUYA m Japanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an exclamation. This name can be formed with other kanji combinations as well.
TAL m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALAAT m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طَلعَت (see TAL'AT).
TALAKO m Indigenous American, Choctaw
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
TAL'AT m Arabic
Possibly means "face, sight" in Arabic.
TALÂT m Turkish
Turkish form of TAL'AT.
TALBOT m English (Rare)
From a surname that was perhaps derived from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message".
TALFRYN m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "high hill", derived from Welsh tal "high" and bryn "hill".
TÄLGAT m Tatar
Tatar form of TAL'AT.
TALGAT m Kazakh
Kazakh form of TAL'AT.
TALIB m Arabic
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.
TALIESIN m Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow" and iesin "shining". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet and bard. In later Welsh legends he is portrayed as a wizard and prophet, or as a companion of King Arthur.
TALİP m Turkish
Turkish form of TALIB.
TALLAK m Norwegian
Variant of TOLLAK.
TALMAI m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.
TALON m English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus "anklebone".
TAM (1) m Scottish
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
TAM (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMA m Maori
Means "son, boy" in Maori.
TAMANDANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of THOMAS.
TAMATI m Maori
Maori form of THOMAS.
TAMATOA m Tahitian
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
TAMAZ m Georgian
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
TAMAZI m Georgian
Form of TAMAZ with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
TAMERLANE m History
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see TIMUR).
TÀMHAS m Scottish
Scottish form of THOMAS.
TAMID m Arabic
Short form of MU'TAMID.
TAMIR m Hebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
TAMMARO m Italian
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous".
TAMMUZ m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Semitic form of DUMUZI. The name of the god appears in the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.
TAMRAT m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TANCRED m Old Norman
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580).
TANCREDI m Italian
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera Tancredi (1813).
TĀNE m Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tāne was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.
TANEL m Estonian
Estonian form of DANIEL.
TANELI m Finnish
Finnish form of DANIEL.
TANER m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
TANGAROA m Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Polynesian mythology he was the god of the sea, the son of Rangi and Papa. He separated his parents' embrace, creating the earth and the sky.
TANGI m Breton
Breton form of TANGUY.
TANGUY m Breton, French
From Breton tan "fire" and gi "dog". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint.
TANIEL m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of DANIEL.
TANNER m English
From an English surname meaning "one who tans hides".
TAO m Chinese
From Chinese (tāo) meaning "large waves", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
TAONGA f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPANI m Finnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAPIO m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
TARANIS m Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.
TARAS m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian 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).
TARASIOS m Late Greek
Greek form of TARAS.
TARBEN m Danish
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
TAREK m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طارق (see TARIQ).
TARHUNNA m Near Eastern Mythology
From Hittite or Luwian tarh meaning "to cross, to conquer". This was the name of the Hittite god of the weather, storms, and the sky, and the slayer of the dragon Illuyanka. He was closely identified with the Hurrian god Teshub, and sometimes with the Semitic god Hadad.
TARIEL m Literature, Georgian
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic The Knight in the Panther's Skin. He may have based it on Persian تاجور (tajvar) meaning "king" or تار (tar) meaning "dark, obscure" combined with یل (yal) meaning "hero". In the poem Tariel, the titular knight who wears a panther skin, is an Indian prince who becomes a companion of Avtandil.
TARIK m Turkish
Turkish form of TARIQ.
TARIK m Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
TARIKU m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his history, his story" in Amharic.
TARIQ m Arabic
Means "he who knocks at the door" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the morning star. Tariq ibn Ziyad was the Islamic general who conquered Spain for the Umayyad Caliphate in the 8th century.
TARMO m Estonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
TARO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TARŌ).
TARŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TARON m Armenian
From the name of a region in historic Armenia (now in Turkey).
TAROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TARŌ).
TARQUIN m History
From Tarquinius, a Roman name of unknown meaning, possibly Etruscan in origin. This was the name of two early kings of Rome.
TASE m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Diminutive of ATANAS.
TASGALL m Scottish
Scottish form of ÁSKETILL.
TASHI m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TASI f & m Chamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
TASKILL m Scottish
Anglicized form of TASGALL.
TASUNKA m Indigenous American, Sioux
From Lakota tȟašuŋke meaning "his horse". This forms the first part of the name of Tasunka Witko (1840-1877), translated as Crazy Horse, a Lakota war leader.
TATA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
TATANKA m Indigenous American, Sioux
From Lakota tȟatȟáŋka meaning "bull". This is the first part of the name of the Lakota holy man and chief Tatanka Iyotake (1831-1890), translated into English as Sitting Bull.
TATE m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name Tata, of unknown origin.
TATENDA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANUS m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of TATIANA.
TATIUS m Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning, possibly of Sabine origin. According to Roman legend, Titus Tatius was an 8th-century BC king of the Sabines who came to jointly rule over the Romans and Sabines with the Roman king Romulus.
TATTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's town" in Old English.
TATU m Finnish
Diminutive of TANELI.
TATUM f & m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TAU m Southern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
TAUFIK m Indonesian
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
TAUNO m Finnish, Estonian
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
TAUTVYDAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements tauta "intelligent" and vyd "to see".
TAVISH m Scottish
Anglicized form of Thàmhais, vocative case of TÀMHAS. Alternatively it could be taken from the Scottish surname MacTavish, Anglicized form of Mac Tàmhais, meaning "son of Thomas".
TAWFIQ m Arabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
TAYEB m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طيّب (see TAYYIB).
TAYLAN m Turkish
Means "tall" in Turkish.
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).
TAYMURAZ m Ossetian
Ossetian form of TAHMURAS.
TAYYIB m Arabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
TAYYİP m Turkish
Turkish form of TAYYIB.
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.
TEAGUE m Irish
Anglicized form of TADHG. This name is also used as a slang term for an Irishman.
TEÀRLACH m Scottish
Scottish form of TOIRDHEALBHACH. This name is also used as a Scottish form of CHARLES.
TEBOHO m Southern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
TECUMSEH m Indigenous American, Shawnee
Means "panther passing across" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee leader who, with his brother Tenskwatawa, resisted European expansion in the early 19th century.
TED m English
Short form of EDWARD or THEODORE. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Ted Williams (1918-2002), who was born as Theodore.
TEDDIE m & f English
Diminutive of EDWARD or THEODORE, sometimes a feminine form.
TEDDY m English
Diminutive of EDWARD or THEODORE.
TEDORE m Georgian
Georgian form of THEODORE.
TEEMU m Finnish
Finnish form of NICODEMUS.
TEGID m Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh teg "fair", or possibly from the Roman name TACITUS. This is the Welsh name of a lake in Wales, called Bala Lake in English. It also occurs in medieval Welsh legends as the husband of Ceridwen.
TEIGE m Irish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEIGUE m Irish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEIMURAZ m Georgian
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.
TEIMURAZI m Georgian
Form of TEIMURAZ with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
TEKOA m Biblical
Possibly means either "stockade" or "horn, trumpet" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a both a city and a son of Ashhur.
TELESFORO m Spanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
TÉLESPHORE m French (Archaic)
French form of the Greek name Τελεσφόρος (Telesphoros) meaning "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit". Saint Telesphorus was a 2nd-century pope and martyr.
TELESPHORUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
TELMAN m Azerbaijani
Soviet-era name derived from the usual Azerbaijani spelling of the surname of the German communist party leader Ernst Thälmann (1886-1944; see THÄLMANN).
TELMO m Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.
TEMAN m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.
TEMEL m Turkish
Means "fundamental, basic" in Turkish.
TEMIR m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Temür (see TIMUR).
TEMITOPE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TEMO m Georgian
Short form of TEIMURAZ.
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.
TEMÜJIN m Medieval Mongolian
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
TEMUJIN m History
Means "of iron" in Mongolian, derived ultimately from the Turkic word temür "iron". This was the original name of the Mongolian leader better known by the title Genghis Khan. Born in the 12th century, he managed to unite the tribes of Mongolia and then conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
TEMÜR m Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of TIMUR.
TEMUR m Georgian, Uzbek
Georgian and Uzbek form of TIMUR.
TEMURI m Georgian
Form of TEMUR with the nominative suffix, used in Georgian when the name is written stand-alone.
TEMÜÜLEN m & f Mongolian
Means "striving, aspiring" in Mongolian. This was the name of the sister of Genghis Khan.
TENDAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TENGIZ m Georgian
Derived from Turkic tengiz meaning "sea, ocean".
TENNEY m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
TENNYSON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of Tenney", Tenney being a medieval form of DENIS. A notable bearer of the surname was British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).
TENSKWATAWA m Indigenous American, Shawnee
Means "open door" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee prophet. With his brother Tecumseh he led his people in resistance against European expansion in the early 19th century.
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).
TÉO m Portuguese
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEO m & f Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Georgian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo. In Georgian this is a feminine name, a short form of TEONA.
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