Names Starting with T

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Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
Estonian form of DAVID.
Finnish form of DAVID.
TAAVImEstonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TABASSUMm & fArabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Diminutive of TABITHA.
German short form of TABITHA. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
TABITHAfEnglish, 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.
TACEYfEnglish (Archaic)
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
TACITAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TACITUS.
TACITOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TACITUS.
TACITUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "silent, mute" in Latin. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman historian.
Short form of THADDEUS.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
Lithuanian form of THADDEUS.
Italian form of THADDEUS.
TADEÁŠmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THADDEUS.
Slovene form of THADDEUS.
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
TADESSEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
Polish form of THADDEUS.
TADGmIrish, Scottish
Old Irish form of TADHG.
TADHGmIrish, Scottish
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.
Diminutive of TADHG.
TADIJAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of THADDEUS.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARImEastern African, 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.
Diminutive of DAFYDD.
Means "queen" in Armenian.
TAGWANIBISANfNative American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ta Ha).
Turkish form of TAHIR.
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
Feminine form of TAHIR.
Turkish feminine form of TAHIR.
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
TAHMASPmAncient 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.
Means "praising" in Arabic.
TAHMURASmPersian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
TÄHTIfFinnish (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish.
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji which are pronounced the same way.
TAIDEfItalian (Rare)
Italian form of THAÏS.
TAIKAfFinnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
Finnish short form of TATIANA.
TAISIAfRussian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see TAISIYA).
TAISIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of THAÏS (referring to the saint).
Means "battle" in Finnish.
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TAJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".
TAJEDDIGTfNorthern African, Berber
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
TAJUANAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
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.
From Japanese (taka) meaning "filial piety" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
TAKARAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
From Japanese (takashi) meaning "filial piety", (takashi) meaning "noble, prosperous" or (takashi) meaning "esteem, honour, venerate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which result in the same pronunciation.
From Japanese (take) meaning "military, martial" or (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
From Japanese (takeshi) meaning "military, martial", (takeshi) meaning "strong, healthy", or other kanji having the same reading.
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS or other names with similar endings.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see TAGUHI).
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
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.
TALm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
Alternate transcription of Arabic طَلعَت (see TAL'AT).
TALAKOmNative American, Choctaw
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
Possiby means "face, sight" in Arabic.
Turkish form of TAL'AT.
TALBOTmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was perhaps derived from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message".
From a Welsh place name meaning "high hill", derived from Welsh tal "high" and bryn "hill".
TALGATmKazakh, Tatar
Kazakh and Tatar form of TAL'AT.
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
TALIA (1)fHebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew, from טַל (tal) meaning "dew" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
TALIA (2)fEnglish (Australian)
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of 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.
Feminine form of TALIB.
TALIESINmWelsh, 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.
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown) which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թալին (see TALIN).
Turkish form of TALIB.
TALISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and LISHA.
TALITAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of TALITHA, popular in Brazil.
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).
TALLULAHfEnglish (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.
TALMAImBiblical, 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.
TALONmEnglish (Modern)
From the English meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus "anklebone".
From the Gaelic name Tuilelaith, which was derived from Irish tuile "abundance" and flaith "princess".
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טַלְיָה or טַלְיָא (see TALIA (1)).
TAM (1)mScottish
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
TAM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
Means "son, boy" in Maori.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMANNAmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TAMARfHebrew, 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.
TAMARAfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
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).
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
Hungarian form of THOMAS.
Maori form of THOMAS.
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
TAMAYAfNative American, Quechua
Means "in the center" in Quechua.
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
Variant of TAMIKA.
Probably a combination of TAMARA and PAMELA. It first arose in the 1950s.
Variant of TAMARA.
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see TIMUR).
Scottish form of THOMAS.
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIAfEnglish (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.
Short form of MU'TAMID.
Variant of TAMIKO, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie 'A Girl Named Tamiko' (1963).
From Japanese (ta) meaning "many", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous".
Variant of TAMMY.
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMUZmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Semitic form of DUMUZI. The name of the god appears in the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TAMRATmEastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TAMSINfEnglish (British)
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
Diminutive of TAŤÁNA.
TANCREDmOld 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).
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera 'Tancredi' (1813).
Spanish form of TANCRED.
TANEmMaori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane 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.
Finnish form of DANIEL.
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
TANGAROAmPolynesian 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.
Short form of TATIANA.
Western Armenian transcription of DANIEL.
TANIKAfAfrican American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHAfAfrican American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TANITHfSemitic 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.
From an English surname meaning "one who tans hides".
TANSYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
TANUfIndian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TANYAfRussian, English
Russian diminutive of TATIANA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world during the 1930s.
From Chinese (tāo) meaning "large waves", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAPIOmFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
TAPIWAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
TARA (1)fEnglish
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)fHinduism, 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).
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani TƏRANƏ.
TARANISmCeltic 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.
TARASmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (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).
Greek form of TARAS.
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
Alternate transcription of Arabic طارق (see TARIQ).
TARHUNNAmNear 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.
Turkish form of TARIQ. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Tarık.
TARIKmBosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
TARIKUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "his history, his story" in Amharic.
TARINAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of TARA (1).
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.
TARIROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
Finnish form of DARIA.
TARMOmEstonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TAROU).
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From the Roman name Tarquinius which is of unknown meaning, possibly Etruscan in origin. This was the name of two early kings of Rome.
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of TARJA.
Probably a feminine form of TYRONE. Actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian created it for their daughter Taryn Power (1953-).
Scottish form of ÁSKETILL.
TASHAfRussian, English
Short form of NATASHA.
TASHIm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
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.
TASIf & mChamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
Short form of ANASTASIA.
Anglicized form of TASGALL.
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TASUNKAmNative 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.
Old English name of unknown meaning.
Czech form of TATIANA.
TATANKAmNative 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.
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name Tata, of unknown origin.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, 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.
TATIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from TATIUS.
TATIUSmRoman 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.
TATTONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's town" in Old English.
Diminutive of TANELI.
TATUMfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TATYANAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of TATIANA.
TAUmSouthern 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).
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
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".
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
TAWNYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
Alternate transcription of Arabic طيّب (see TAYYIB).
TAYLAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of TAYLOR influenced by similar-sounding names such as KAYLA.
Means "tall" in Turkish.
TAYLORm & fEnglish
From an English surname which 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 British author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
Ossetian form of TAHMURAS.
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
Turkish form of TAYYIB.
TEAGANm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.
Anglicized form of TADHG.
TEALfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
Scottish form of TOIRDHEALBHACH. This name is also used as a Scottish form of CHARLES.
Feminine form of TEÀRLACH.
Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2).
TEBOHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
Diminutive of TERÉZIA.
TECLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
TECUMSEHmNative 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.
Short form of EDWARD or THEODORE. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Ted Williams (1918-2002), who was born as Theodore.
Diminutive of EDWARD or THEODORE.
Georgian form of THEODORE.
Finnish form of NICODEMUS.
Derived from Welsh teg "fair".
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.
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
Means "praise" in Hebrew.
Anglicized form of TADHG.
Anglicized form of TADHG.
Finnish short form of DOROTHEA.
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.
Short form of DOROTEJA.
TEJALfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
TEKAKWITHAfNative 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.
TEKLAfGeorgian, Hungarian
Georgian and Hungarian form of THEKLA.
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.
TÉLESPHOREmFrench (Rare)
French form of the Greek name Τελεσφορος (Telesphoros) which means "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit". Saint Telesphorus was a 2nd-century pope and martyr.
TELESPHORUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
TELLERVOfFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
Either a Portuguese form of THELMA or a feminine form of TELMO.
TELMOmPortuguese, 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.
TEMANmBiblical, 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.
Means "fundamental, basic" in Turkish.
Kazakh form of Temür (see TIMUR).
TEMITOPEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
Short form of TEIMURAZ.
TEMPERANCEfEnglish (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
TEMPESTfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "storm". It appears in the title of William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' (1611).
TEMPLEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
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.
TEMÜRmMedieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of TIMUR.
Georgian form of TIMUR.
Georgian form of TIMUR.
Diminutive of TEREZIJA.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
Derived from Turkic tengiz meaning "sea, ocean".
TENNEYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
TENNYSONmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which 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).
TENSKWATAWAmNative 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.
TENZINm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) which means "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZINGm & fTibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (see TENZIN).
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOmItalian, Spanish, Croatian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.