Names Starting with T

gender
usage
Taalay m Kyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
Taaniel m Estonian
Estonian form of Daniel.
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.
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.
Tácito m Portuguese (Rare), 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 f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
Tadas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Thaddeus.
Taddeo m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Thaddeus.
Tadeáš m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Thaddeus.
Tadej m Slovene
Slovene form of Thaddeus.
Tadeja f Slovene
Slovene feminine 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. This name is borne by Tadeusz Soplica, the title character in Adam Mickiewicz's epic poem Pan Tadeusz (1834), which is considered to be the national epic of Poland.
Tadg m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Tadhg.
Tadgán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Tadhgán.
Tadgh m Irish
Variant of Tadhg.
Tadhg m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Tadg meaning "poet". This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht, as well as several other kings and chieftains of medieval Ireland. According to Irish mythology it was the name of the grandfather of Fionn mac Cumhaill.
Tadhgán m Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of Tadhg.
Tadija m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Thaddeus.
Tafadzwa m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona, from fadza meaning "please, make happy".
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".
Taguhi f Armenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
Tagwanibisan f Indigenous American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
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).
Tahel f Hebrew
Means "you will shine" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
Taher m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Tahir, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Tahir m Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
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.
Tahlako m Indigenous American, Choctaw
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
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.
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.
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.
Tähti f Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish and Estonian.
Tahvo m Finnish (Archaic)
Old 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, great" and (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Taide f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Thaïs.
Taika f Finnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
Taiki m Japanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Taimi f Finnish, Estonian
From Finnish taimi meaning "sapling, young tree" or Estonian taim meaning "plant" (words from a common origin).
Taimo m Estonian
From Estonian taim meaning "plant".
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).
Taisto m Finnish
Means "battle" in Finnish.
Taiwo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "taste the world, taste life" in Yoruba.
Taj m Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
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
Combination of the prefix ta and the name Juana.
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.
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.
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.
Takouhi f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see Taguhi).
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.
Takuto m Japanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "person". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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).
Tal'at m Arabic
Possibly means "face, sight" in Arabic.
Talât m Turkish
Turkish variant of Talat, using an optional circumflex accent.
Talat m Urdu, Turkish
Urdu and Turkish form of Tal'at.
Talatu f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Talata meaning "Tuesday" (of Arabic origin).
Talbot m English (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman origin, possibly derived from a Germanic given name composed of the elements dala "to destroy" and bod "message".
Talfryn m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "front hill", derived from Welsh tal "front, extremity" and bryn "hill".
Tälgat m Tatar
Tatar form of Tal'at.
Talgat m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Tal'at.
Talha m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
Derived from Arabic طلح (talh) meaning "fruit-bearing tree". This was the name of an early companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
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.
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.
Taliba f Arabic
Feminine form of Talib.
Taliesin m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow, head" and iesin "shining, radiant". This was the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century Welsh poet and bard, supposedly the author of the collection of poems the Book of Taliesin. He appears briefly in the Welsh legend Culhwch and Olwen and the Second Branch of the Mabinogi. He is the central character in the Tale of Taliesin, a medieval legend recorded in the 16th century, which tells how Ceridwen's servant Gwion Bach was reborn to her as Taliesin; how he becomes the bard for Elffin; and how Taliesin defends Elffin from the machinations of the king Maelgwn Gwynedd.
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).
Talip m Turkish
Turkish form of Talib.
Talisha f African American (Modern)
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.
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".
Talulla f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Old Irish name Taileflaith, Tuileflaith or Tuilelaith, probably from tuile "abundance" and flaith "ruler, sovereign, princess". This was the name of an early saint, an abbess of Kildare.
Talya f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טַלְיָה or טַלְיָא (see Talia 1).
Tam 1 m Scottish
Scots 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 "exalt, praise" 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 rapidly grew in popularity in the United States starting in 1957. Another famous bearer was 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.
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.
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.
Tamerlane m History
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see Timur).
Tàmhas m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Thomas.
Tami f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tamia f African American (Modern)
An invented name, using the initial sound found in names such as Tamika. It was popularized by the Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
Tamid m Arabic
Short form of Mu'tamid.
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.
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". This was the name of 5th-century saint, a bishop of Atella in Campania, Italy.
Tammi f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tammie f English
Variant of Tammy.
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.
Tammy f English
Short form of Tamara and other names beginning with Tam.
Tamra f English
Contracted form of Tamara.
Tamrat m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
Tamsin f English (British)
Contracted form of Thomasina. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
Tamya f Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "rain" in Quechua.
Táňa f Czech
Diminutive of Taťána.
Tancred m Old Norman
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This name was common among the medieval Norman nobility of southern Italy. It was borne by 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.
Tangwystl f Medieval Welsh
From Welsh tanc "peace" and gwystl "hostage, pledge". This name was borne by a mistress of the 13th-century Welsh ruler Llywelyn the Great.
Tânia f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tanya.
Taniel m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Daniel.
Tanika f African American (Modern)
Invented name, probably modelled on the sounds found in other names like Tamika, Tanisha and Tanya.
Taniqua f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular phonetic elements ta, nee and qua.
Tanisha f African American
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.
Tanith f Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown. 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.
Taniya f African American (Modern)
An invented name, based on the sounds of names such as Tanisha and Shania.
Tanner m English
From an English surname meaning "one who tans hides".
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.
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.
Tapiwa f Southern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
Taqqiq m & f Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "moon" in Inuktitut.
Tara 1 f English
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place". 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.
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, Belarusian
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).
Tarasios m Late Greek
Greek form of Taras.
Tarben m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Torben.
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.
Tarık 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.
Tarina f English (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of Tara 1.
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.
Tariro f Southern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
Tarja f Finnish
Finnish form of Daria.
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, great" 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.
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-).
Tarzan m Literature
Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the main character in his novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912). In the novel Tarzan is the ape name of the baby John Clayton, who was adopted by the animals after his parents died in the African jungle. The name is said to mean "white skin" in the fictional Mangani ape language.
Tase m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Atanas.
Tasgall m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Variant of Asgall, Scottish Gaelic form of Ásketill. It is used by the MacAskill family of the Hebrides.
Tasha f Russian, English
Short form of Natasha.
Tashi m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
Tashina f Indigenous American, Sioux (Anglicized)
From Lakota Tȟašína meaning "her blanket", derived from šiná "blanket, shawl". This is the first part of the name of historic figures such as Tȟašína Lúta, called Red Blanket, or Tȟašína Máni, called Moving Robe Woman.
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.
Taskill m Scottish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Tasgall.
Tasnim f Arabic
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
Tasoula f Greek
Greek diminutive of Anastasia.
Tasunka m Indigenous American, Sioux (Anglicized)
From Lakota Tȟašuŋke meaning "his horse", derived from šuŋg "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.
Taťána f Czech
Czech form of Tatiana.
Tatanka m Indigenous American, Sioux (Anglicized)
From Lakota tȟatȟáŋka meaning "male bison". This was the first part of the name of the Lakota holy man and chief Tatanka Iyotake (1831-1890), usually 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, from tenda meaning "thank".
Tatev f Armenian
From the name of the Tatev monastery in southern Armenia.
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.
Tatianus m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of Tatiana.
Tatienne f French (Rare)
French 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.
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.
Tatsuya m Japanese
From Japanese (tatsu) meaning "achieve" combined with (ya) meaning "to be". Other kanji combinations having the same reading are also possible.
Tatton m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's town" in Old English.
Tatu 1 m Finnish
Diminutive of Taneli.
Tatu 2 f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "third (child)" in Swahili.
Tatum f & m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English. It was brought to public attention by the child actress Tatum O'Neal (1963-) in the 1970s, though it did not catch on. It attained a modest level of popularity after 1996, when it was borne by a character in the movie Scream.
Tatyana f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Tatiana.
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.
Taurai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona taura meaning "speak".
Tautvydas m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements tauta "intelligent" and vyd "to see".
Tavish m Scottish
Anglicized form of a Thàmhais, vocative case of Tàmhas. Alternatively it could be taken from the Scottish surname McTavish, Anglicized form of Mac Tàmhais, meaning "son of Tàmhas".
Tavita m Samoan
Samoan form of David.
Tavon m African American (Modern)
Combination of the phonetic elements ta or tay with von.
Tawfiq m Arabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
Tawny f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
Tawnya f English
Variant of Tonya.
Tayanita f Indigenous American, Cherokee
Means "young beaver" in Cherokee, derived from ᏙᏯ (doya) meaning "beaver".
Tayeb m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طيّب (see Tayyib).
Tayla f English (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of Taylor influenced by similar-sounding names such as Kayla.
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".... [more]
Taymuraz m Ossetian
Ossetian form of Tahmuras.
Tayyib m Arabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
Tayyip m Turkish
Turkish form of Tayyib.
T'Challa m Popular Culture
The real name of the superhero Black Panther from Marvel comic books, debuting in 1966. In a 2018 issue it was revealed that his name means "he who put the knife where it belonged" in the fictional Wakandan language.
Tea f Croatian, Slovene, Finnish, Georgian
Short form of Dorothea, Theodora and other names containing a similar sound.
Teagan f English (Modern)
Variant of Tegan. It also coincides with a rare Irish surname Teagan. This name rose on the American popularity charts in the 1990s, probably because of its similarity to names like Megan and Reagan.
Teague m Irish
Anglicized form of Tadhg. This name is also used as a slang term for an Irish Catholic.
Teal f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
Teàrlach m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Toirdhealbhach. It is sometimes Anglicized as Charles.
Teàrlag f Scottish Gaelic
Feminine form of Teàrlach. It is sometimes Anglicized as Charlotte.
Teasag f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Jessie 1.
Tebogo f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "gratitude, thanks" in Tswana.
Teboho m Southern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
Tecla f Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Thekla.