Masculine Names

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TEOBALDO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of THEOBALD.
TEODORO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODORS m Latvian
Latvian form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODÓSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of THEODOSIUS.
TEODOSIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEODOSIUS.
TEOFIL m Romanian, Polish
Romanian and Polish form of THEOPHILUS.
TEÓFILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of THEOPHILUS.
TEOFILO m Italian
Italian form of THEOPHILUS.
TE'OMA m Ancient Aramaic
Old Aramaic form of THOMAS.
TEPPO m Finnish
Finnish short form of STEPHEN.
TERACH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TERAH.
TERAH m Biblical
Possibly means "station" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Terah is the father of Abraham. He led his people out of Ur and towards Canaan, but died along the way.
TERANCE m English
Variant of TERENCE.
TERCERO m Spanish (Rare)
Means "third" in Spanish. This name was traditionally given to the third child born.
TÉRCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of TERTIUS.
TERELL m English
Variant of TERRELL.
TERENCE m English
From the Roman family name Terentius, which is of unknown meaning. Famous bearers include Publius Terentius Afer, a Roman playwright, and Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar. It was also borne by several early saints. The name was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH, but it was not in use as an English name until the late 19th century.
TERENTI m Georgian, Russian
Georgian form of Terentius (see TERENCE). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Терентий (see TERENTIY).
TERENTIUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of TERENCE.
TERENTIY m Russian
Russian form of Terentius (see TERENCE).
TERENZIO m Italian
Italian form of Terentius (see TERENCE).
TERHO m Finnish
Means "acorn" in Finnish.
TERJE (1) m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of TORGEIR.
TERMINUS m Roman Mythology
Means "limit, boundary, end" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman god of boundaries.
TERO m Finnish
Short form of ANTERO.
TERRANCE m English
Variant of TERENCE.
TERRELL m English
From an English surname that was probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel "to pull", referring to a stubborn person. It may sometimes be given in honour of civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).
TERRENCE m English
Variant of TERENCE.
TERRY (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERRY (2) m & f English
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.
TERTIUS m Ancient Roman
This was both a Roman praenomen and a cognomen meaning "third" in Latin.
TERZO m Italian
Italian form of TERTIUS.
TESFAYE m Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ተስፋ (tasfa) meaning "hope".
TESHUB m Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown, of Hurrian origin. This was the name of the Hurrian storm god. He was later conflated with the Hittite god Tarhunna.
TESSOUAT m Indigenous American, Algonquin
Meaning unknown. This was the name of several 17th-century Algonquin chiefs.
TEUN m Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUNIS m Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUVO m Finnish
Finnish short form of THEODORE.
TEVFİK m Turkish
Turkish form of TAWFIQ.
TEVIN m English (Modern)
Invented name, probably inspired by Kevin and Devin. This name was popularized by the American singer Tevin Campbell (1976-).
TEVYE m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the central character in stories written by the Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem in the late 19th century, as well as the later musical adaptation Fiddler on the Roof (1964).
TEX m English
From a nickname denoting a person who came from the state of Texas. A famous bearer was the American animator Tex Avery (1908-1980), real name Frederick, who was born in Texas.
TEZCATLIPOCA m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "smoking mirror" in Nahuatl. In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was one of the chief gods, associated with the night sky, winds, war, and the north. Like his rival Quetzalcoatl, he was a creator god.
THABANI m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABO m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THAD m English
Short form of THADDEUS.
THADDAEUS m Biblical
Form of THADDEUS used in most English versions of the New Testament.
THADDEUS m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Θαδδαῖος (Thaddaios), the Greek form of the Aramaic name Thaddai. It is possibly derived from a word meaning "heart", but it may in fact be an Aramaic form of a Greek name such as Θεόδωρος (see THEODORE). In the Gospel of Matthew, Thaddaeus is listed as one of the twelve apostles, though elsewhere in the New Testament his name is omitted and Jude's appears instead. It is likely that the two names refer to the same person.
THAKSIN m Thai
Means "south, right hand" in Thai.
THALES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θάλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician.
THAMIR m Arabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
THANASIS m Greek
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
THANATOS m Greek Mythology
Means "death" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of death who resided with Hades in the underworld.
THANDO m & f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THANE m English (Rare)
From the Scottish and English noble title, which was originally from Old English thegn.
THANH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THANKARAT m Ancient Germanic
Older Germanic form of TANCRED.
THANOS m Greek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THATCHER m English (Modern)
From an English surname that referred to a person who thatched roofs by attaching straw to them, derived from Old English þæc "thatch". The surname was borne by British prime minister Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013).
THEI m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of THEODOOR.
THELONIUS m Various
Latinized form of Tielo (see TILO). A famous bearer was jazz musician Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).
THEMBA m Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
THEMISTOCLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεμιστοκλῆς (Themistokles) meaning "glory of the law", from θέμις (themis) meaning "law of nature, divine law" (genitive θέμιστος) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of an Athenian statesman and general who was victorious over the Persians in the Battle of Salamis.
THEMISTOKLES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THEMISTOKLIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THÉO m French
Short form of THÉODORE.
THEO m English, German, Dutch
Short form of THEODORE, THEOBALD, and other names that begin with Theo.
THEOBALD m English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bold people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and bald "bold". The Normans brought the name to England, where it joined an existing Old English cognate. The medieval forms Tibald and Tebald were commonly Latinized as Theobaldus. It was rare by the 20th century.
THEOCRITUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Θεόκριτος (Theokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of god" from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and κριτής (krites) meaning "judge, critic". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek poet.
THEODOAR m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and war "vigilant, cautious".
THEODOARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".
THEODOOR m Dutch
Dutch form of THEODORE.
THEODOR m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Romanian
German form of THEODORE, as well as a Scandinavian, Czech and Romanian variant of TEODOR. A famous bearer was American children's book creator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss.
THÉODORE m French
French form of THEODORE.
THEODORE m English
From the Greek name Θεόδωρος (Theodoros), which meant "gift of god" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". The name Dorothea is derived from the same roots in reverse order. This was the name of several saints, including Theodore of Amasea, a 4th-century Greek soldier; Theodore of Tarsus, a 7th-century archbishop of Canterbury; and Theodore the Studite, a 9th-century Byzantine monk. It was also borne by two popes.... [more]
THEODORIC m History
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the people", derived from the elements theud "people" and ric "ruler". It was notably borne by Theodoric the Great, a 6th-century king of the Ostrogoths who eventually became the ruler of Italy. By Theodoric's time the Ostrogoths were partially Romanized and his name was regularly recorded as Theodoricus. The Gothic original may have been Þiudreiks.
THEODORUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of the Greek name Theodoros (see THEODORE).
THEODOSIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδόσιος (Theodosios) meaning "giving to god", derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and δόσις (dosis) meaning "giving". Saint Theodosius of Palestine was a monk who founded a monastery near Bethlehem in the 5th century. This also was the name of emperors of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires.
THEODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεόδοτος (Theodotos) meaning "given to god", derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and δοτός (dotos) meaning "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.
THEODULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεόδουλος (Theodoulos) meaning "slave of god", derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and δοῦλος (doulos) meaning "slave". This name was borne by several early saints.
THEOFANIS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHANES.
THEOFILOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOFYLAKTOS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THEOGNOSTOS m Late Greek
From Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and γνωστός (gnostos) meaning "known, familiar".
THEOPHANES m Ancient Greek
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
THÉOPHILE m French
French form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILOS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILUS m Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεόφιλος (Theophilos) meaning "friend of god", derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φίλος (philos) meaning "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
THEOPHYLAKTOS m Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φυλακτέος (phylakteos) meaning "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
THEOTHELM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETHELM.
THÉOTIME m French
French form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεότιμος (Theotimos) meaning "honouring god", derived from the elements θεός (theos) meaning "god" and τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour". Saint Theotimus was a 4th-century bishop of Tomi in Scythia.
THEOTLEIP m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DETLEF.
THEOTMAN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of TIEDEMANN.
THERAPON m Late Greek
Means "servant" or "worshipper" in Greek.
THERON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θηράω (therao) meaning "to hunt".
THESEUS m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek τίθημι (tithemi) meaning "to set, to place". Theseus was a heroic king of Athens in Greek mythology. He was the son of Aethra, either by Aegeus or by the god Poseidon. According to legend, every seven years the Cretan king Minos demanded that Athens supply Crete with seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the Minotaur, a half-bull creature that was the son of Minos's wife Pasiphaë. Theseus volunteered to go in place of one of these youths in order to slay the Minotaur in the Labyrinth where it lived. He succeeded with the help of Minos's daughter Ariadne, who provided him with a sword and a roll of string so he could find his way out of the maze.
THEUDEMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Frankish) form of DIETMAR.
THEUDHAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETER.
THEUDOBALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEOBALD.
THEUDOFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETFRIED.
THEUN m Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUNIS m Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUTRICH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of THEODORIC.
THIBAUD m French
Variant of THIBAULT.
THIBAULT m French
French form of THEOBALD.
THIBAUT m French
Variant of THIBAULT.
THIERRY m French
French form of THEODORIC.
THIHA m Burmese
Means "lion" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha).
THIJMEN m Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
THIJS m Dutch
Short form of MATTHIJS.
THILO m German
Variant of TILO.
ÞIUDREIKS m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of THEODORIC.
THOKO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Short form of THOKOZANI.
THOKOZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THOM m English
Short form of THOMAS.
THOMA m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of THOMAS.
THOMAS m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') meaning "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
ÞÓR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Þórr (see THOR).
THOR m Norse Mythology, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
From the Old Norse Þórr meaning "thunder", ultimately from the early Germanic *Þunraz. Thor was the Norse god of strength, thunder, war and storms, the son of Odin. He was armed with a hammer called Mjolnir, and wore an enchanted belt that doubled his strength.
ÞÓRARINN m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
THORBEN m Danish, German
Variant of TORBEN.
ÞORBJÖRN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of TORBJÖRN.
THORBURN m English (Rare)
From a Scottish and English surname that was derived from the Norse name Þórbjǫrn (see TORBJÖRN).
ÞÓRFASTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fastr "firm".
ÞÓRFREÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and friðr "peace".
ÞÓRGÍSL m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's shaft" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gísl "shaft, arrow".
ÞÓRIR m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "Thor's warrior" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse vér "warrior, fighter".
THORLEY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
THORNTON m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
ÞÓRR m Norse Mythology
Original Old Norse form of THOR.
THORSTEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
ÞORSTEINN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of TORSTEN.
THOTH m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian ḏḥwtj (reconstructed as Djehuti), which is of uncertain meaning. In Egyptian mythology Thoth was the god of the moon, science, magic, speech and writing. He was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis.
THRACIUS m Ancient Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of Thracia". Thracia was a region in southeast Europe, now divided between Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey.
ÞRÓNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TROND.
ÞRYMR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TRYM.
THUẦN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
THUCYDIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Means "glory of god", from the Greek name Θουκυδίδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" (genitive θεοῦ) and κῦδος (kydos) meaning "glory" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
THULANI m Southern African, Zulu
Means "be quiet, be peaceful" in Zulu.
ÞUNOR m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
THURSTAN m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Norse name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN).
THUTMOSE m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Τούθμωσις (Touthmosis), the Greek form of Egyptian ḏḥwtj-ms meaning "born of Thoth", itself composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH combined with msj "be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.
THYGE m Danish
Variant of TYGE.
TIAGO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAMES, derived from SANTIAGO.
TIAN m Slovene
Variant of TIJAN.
TIARNACH m Irish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNACH.
TIARNÁN m Irish
Modern Irish form of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIBBY f & m English
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIBERIU m Romanian
Romanian form of TIBERIUS.
TIBERIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "of the Tiber" in Latin. The Tiber is the river that runs through Rome. Tiberius was the second Roman emperor, the stepson of Emperor Augustus.
TIBOR m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBORC m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBÚRCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIBURCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Tiburtius meaning "of Tibur". Tibur (now called Tivoli) was a resort town near Rome. Saint Tiburtius was a 3rd-century martyr from Rome.
TICHAONA m Southern African, Shona
Means "we will see" in Shona.
TIEDE m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of DIEDE.
TIEDEMANN m German (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".
TIELO m Medieval German
Earlier form of TILO.
TIERNAN m Irish
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNÁN.
TIERNEY m & f Irish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNACH. In part, it is from a surname derived from the given name.
TIES m Dutch
Diminutive of MATTHIJS as well as Dutch names beginning with the Germanic element theud meaning "people".
TIGER m English (Rare)
From the name of the large striped cat, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek τίγρις (tigris), ultimately of Iranian origin. A famous bearer is American golfer Tiger Woods (1975-).
TIGHE m Irish
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TIGHEARNACH m Irish
Derived from Old Irish tigerna meaning "lord". This was the name of an Irish saint of the 6th century. In his youth he was kidnapped by Welsh pirates and brought to Wales, but he escaped to Scotland. Eventually he returned to Ireland where he was a bishop of Clogher.
TIGHEARNÁN m Irish
Means "little lord" from Old Irish tigerna "lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century king of Breifne in Ireland.
TIGLATH-PILESER m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From תִּגְלַת פִּלְאֶסֶר (Tiglat Pil'eser), the Hebrew form of Akkadian Tukulti-apil-esharra meaning "my trust is in the son of Esharra", Esharra being the main temple dedicated to the god Ashur in the city of Ashur. This was the name of three kings of Assyria, including the conqueror Tiglath-Pileser III (8th century BC), who is mentioned in the Old Testament.
TIHOMIR m Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements tikhu "quiet" and miru "peace, world".
TIIT m Estonian
Originally a short form of TIIDRIK, now used independently.
TIITUS m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TIJAN m Slovene
Possibly a short form of SEBASTIJAN or KRISTIJAN, or a masculine form of TIJANA.
TIJMEN m Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
TIJN m Dutch
Short form of MARTIJN or AUGUSTIJN.
TIJS m Dutch
Variant of THIJS.
TIKHOMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TIKHON m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of TYCHON.
TILEN m Slovene
Slovene form of Aegidius (see GILES).
TILL m German
From Tielo, a Medieval Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
TILLO m German (Rare)
Variant of TILO.
TILO m German
From Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example DIETRICH), from the Germanic element theud meaning "people". Saint Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.
TIM m English, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY or (in Germany) DIETMAR. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
TIMAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Τίμαιος (Timaios), derived from τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour". This is the name of one of Plato's dialogues, featuring Timaeus and Socrates. Timaeus is also the name of a person mentioned briefly in the New Testament (Mark 10:46).
TIMÉE m Biblical French
French form of TIMAEUS.
TIMÉO m French (Modern)
French form of TIMEO.
TIMEO m Biblical Spanish, Biblical Italian
Spanish and Italian form of TIMAEUS.
TIMEUS m Biblical
Variant of TIMAEUS.
TIMMY m English
Diminutive of TIMOTHY.
TIMO (1) m Finnish, Estonian, German, Dutch
Finnish, Estonian, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see TIMOTHY).
TIMO (2) m German, Dutch
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see DIETMAR).
TIMOFEI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Тимофей (see TIMOFEY).
TIMOFEY m Russian
Russian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMON m Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy Timon of Athens (1607).
TIMOTEI m Bulgarian, Romanian
Bulgarian and Romanian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEJ m Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTEO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉ m French
French variant of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉE m French
French form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEI m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEUS m Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
TIMOTHY m English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour" and θεός (theos) meaning "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TIMOTI m Maori
Maori form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOUR m History
Variant of TIMUR.
TİMUÇİN m Turkish
Turkish form of TEMUJIN.
TİMUR m Turkish
Turkish form of TIMUR.
TIMUR m Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, History
From the Turkic and Mongol name Temür meaning "iron". This was the name of several Mongol, Turkic and Yuan leaders. A notable bearer was Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.
TIN m Croatian
Croatian short form of MARTIN, VALENTIN, and other names ending in tin.
TINASHE m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are with God", from Shona ti "we", na "with", and ishe "lord, God".
TINE (2) m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEK m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINO m Italian
Short form of VALENTINO, MARTINO, and other names ending in tino.
TIONGE f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "let us be thankful" in Tumbuka.
TIPENE m Maori
Maori form of STEPHEN.
TIRAS m Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TIRIAQ m Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "ermine" in Inuktitut.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTO m Indonesian
Javanese form of TIRTA.
TIT m Slovene, Russian (Rare)
Slovene and Russian form of TITUS.
TITAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of TITUS.
TITIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of TIZIANO.
TITO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TITUS.
TITOS m Biblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New Testament.
TITU m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of TITUS.
TITUS m Ancient Roman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.... [more]
TIVADAR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of THEODORE.
TIVOLI m & f Various
From the name of a picturesque Italian town, used as a summer resort by the ancient Romans.
TIW m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
TIYAMIKE m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
TIZIANO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Titianus, which was derived from the Roman praenomen TITUS. A famous bearer was the Venetian Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576), known in English as Titian.
TJAARD m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TJAŽ m Slovene
Short form of MATJAŽ.
TJEERD m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TLALOC m Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "of the earth" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of rain and fertility, the husband of Chalchiuhticue.
TOAL m Irish
Anglicized form of TUATHAL.
TOBIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) meaning "YAHWEH is good", from the elements טוֹב (tov) meaning "good" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This was the name of an Ammonite in the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament.
TOBIÁŠ m Czech
Czech form of TOBIAS.
TOBIAS m Biblical, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the hero of the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which appears in many English versions of the Old Testament. It relates how Tobit's son Tobias, with the help of the angel Raphael, is able to drive away a demon who has plagued Sarah, who subsequently becomes his wife. This story was popular in the Middle Ages, and the name came into occasional use in parts of Europe at that time. In England it became common after the Protestant Reformation.
TOBIASZ m Polish
Polish form of TOBIAS.
TOBIN m English
From an English surname that was itself derived from the given name TOBIAS.
TOBIT m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Greek Τωβίθ (Tobith), from the Hebrew name טוֹבִיה (Tovih) meaning "my good". The apocryphal Book of Tobit, which is canonical in many Christian traditions but not in Judaism, tells the story of Tobit's son Tobias. He is sent by his father to collect money in Media, aided by the angel Raphael in the guise of a man. At the end of the story Tobit's blindness is cured.
TOBITH m Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIT.
TOBY m & f English
Medieval form of TOBIAS. It was sometimes used as a feminine name in the 1930s and 40s due to the influence of American actress Toby Wing (1915-2001).
TOD m English
Variant of TODD.
TODD m English
From a surname meaning "fox", derived from Middle English todde.
TÓDOR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of THEODORE.
TODOR m Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODORE.
TÖGÖLDÖR m Mongolian
Means "complete, perfect" in Mongolian.
TOIRDHEALBHACH m Irish
Means "instigator", derived from Gaelic toirdhealbh "prompting".
TOIVO m Finnish, Estonian
Means "hope" in Finnish.
TÓKI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYGE.
TOLGA m Turkish
Means "helmet" in Turkish.
TOLLAK m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleikr, which meant "Thor's play" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leikr "play, game (involving weapons)".
TOM (1) m English, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).
TOM (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be an alternate transcription of תָּם (see TAM (2)).
TOMA (2) m Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian
Form of THOMAS used in several languages.
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