Names Starting with T

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TŌRU m Japanese
From Japanese (tōru) meaning "pierce, penetrate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TORUNN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Þórunn, from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
TORVALD m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þórvaldr, which meant "Thor's ruler" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with valdr "ruler".
TORY (1) m African American
Meaning unknown, possibly a diminutive of SALVATORE.
TORY (2) f English
Variant of TORI.
TOSAHWI m Indigenous American, Comanche
Means "white knife" in Comanche. This name was borne by a 19th-century Penateka Comanche chief.
TOŠE m Macedonian
Diminutive of TODOR. This name was borne by the Macedonian pop star Toše Proeski (1981-2007).
TOSHE m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Тоше (see TOŠE).
TOSHIAKI m Japanese
From Japanese (toshi) meaning "talented, handsome" or (toshi) meaning "benefit, advantage" combined with (aki) meaning "bright, light, clear". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
TOSHIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (toshi) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji characters can also form this name.
TOSIA f Polish
Polish diminutive of ANTONINA.
TOTTIE f English
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOTTY f English
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOUFIK m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see TAWFIQ) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
TOUSSAINT m French
Means "all saints" in French. This is the name of a Christian festival celebrated on November 1.
TOVA (1) f Hebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVA (2) f Swedish
Swedish variant of TOVE.
TOVAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טוֹבָה (see TOVA (1)).
TOVE f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Tófa, a short form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TOVI m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIA m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TOVIYYAH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TOYA f American (Hispanic)
Diminutive of VICTORIA or CUSTODIA used among Hispanic Americans.
TOYGAR m Turkish
Means "lark" in Turkish.
TRACE m English
Short form of TRACY.
TRACEE f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACEY f & m English
Variant of TRACY.
TRACI f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACIE f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACY f & m English
From an English surname that was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel The Pickwick Papers (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie The Philadelphia Story (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
TRAFFORD m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "fish-trap ford" in Old English.
TRAHAEARN m Welsh
Means "very much like iron", derived from Welsh tra "very, over" and haearn "iron".
TRAHERNE m Welsh
Anglicized form of TRAHAEARN.
TRAI m Vietnamese
Means "oyster" in Vietnamese.
TRAIAN m Romanian
Romanian form of Traianus (see TRAJAN (1)).
TRAIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of TRAJAN (1).
TRAJAN (1) m History
From the Roman cognomen Traianus, which is of unknown meaning. The Roman emperor Trajan (full name Marcus Ulpius Traianus) is considered among the most capable men to have led the empire. His military accomplishments include victories over Dacia and Parthia.
TRAJAN (2) m Macedonian, Serbian
Means "enduring, permanent" in South Slavic. This also coincides with the Macedonian and Serbian form of the Roman emperor's name TRAJAN (1), which may also factor into the name's usage.
TRAJANKA f Macedonian
Feminine form of TRAJAN (2).
TRANTER m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "wagoner" in Old English.
TRAUDL f German
Diminutive of GERTRAUD or WALTRAUD.
TRAUGOTT m German (Rare)
Derived from German trau "trust" and Gott "God". This name was created in the 17th century.
TRAVERS m English (Rare)
From the surname TRAVERS.
TRAVIS m English
From the English surname Travis (a variant of TRAVERS). It was used in America in honour of William Travis (1809-1836), the commander of the Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
TRAYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of TRAJAN (2).
TREASA f Irish
Possibly means "strength" in Irish. It is also sometimes used as an Irish form of THERESA.
TREASACH m Irish
Means "warlike" or "fighter" in Irish.
TREASURE f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately from Greek θησαυρός (thesauros) meaning "treasure, collection".
TREES f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of THERESIA.
TREFOR m Welsh
Welsh form of TREVOR.
TRENA f Macedonian
Short form of TRENDAFILKA.
TRENDAFILKA f Macedonian
Derived from Macedonian трендафил (trendafil) meaning "eglantine, sweet briar".
TRENT m English
From a surname that originally denoted someone who lived by the River Trent in England. Trent is also a city in Italy, though the etymology is unrelated.
TRENTON m English
From the name of a New Jersey city established in the 17th century by William Trent. It means "TRENT's town".
TREV m Welsh, English
Short form of TREVOR.
TREVELYAN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Cornish place name meaning "homestead on the hill".
TREVOR m Welsh, English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large".
TREY m English
From an English nickname meaning "three".
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TRÍ m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trí) meaning "wisdom, intellect".
TRIA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a short form of DEMETRIA and other names ending in a similar sound.
TRIANA f Spanish (Modern)
From the name of a neighbourhood in the city of Seville, of uncertain meaning.
TRICIA f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRIFON m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of TRYPHON.
TRIIN f Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TRIINU f Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TRIJNTJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of KATRIJN.
TRINA f English
Short form of KATRINA.
TRINE f Danish
Danish short form of KATRINE.
TRINH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trinh) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal".
TRINI f Spanish
Short form of TRINIDAD.
TRINIDAD f & m Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRINITY f English
From the English word Trinity, given in honour of the Christian belief that God has one essence, but three distinct expressions of being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It has only been in use as a given name since the 20th century.
TRISH f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHA f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHNA f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TRISTA f English
Feminine form of TRISTAN.
TRISTÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of TRISTAN.
TRISTAN m Welsh, English, French, Arthurian Romance
Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan, a diminutive of DRUST. The spelling was altered by association with Latin tristis "sad". Tristan is a character in medieval French tales, probably inspired by older Celtic legends, and ultimately merged into Arthurian legend. According to the story Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. On the way back, Tristan and Isolde accidentally drink a potion that makes them fall in love. Their tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
TRISTÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of TRISTAN.
TRISTEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTIN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTRAM m English (British)
Medieval English form of TRISTAN.
TRIX f English
Short form of BEATRIX.
TRIXIE f English
Diminutive of BEATRIX.
TROELS m Danish
Danish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TROFIM m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of TROPHIMUS.
TROKHYM m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of TROPHIMUS.
TROND m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Þróndr indicating a person from Trøndelag, a region in central Norway, possibly derived from þróast meaning "to grow, to prosper".
TROPHIMUS m Biblical Latin, Biblical
From the Greek name Τρόφιμος (Trophimos) meaning "nourishing", a derivative of τροφή (trophe) meaning "nourishment, food". In the New Testament this is the name of a companion of Paul.
TROY m English
Originally from a surname that denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France. It is now more likely used in reference to the ancient city of Troy that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's Iliad. The city's name, from Greek Τροία (Troia), is said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but is more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. This name was popularized in the 1960s by the actor Troy Donahue (1936-2001), who took his stage name from that of the ancient city.
TRÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
TRUDE f Norwegian
Norwegian form of TRUDI.
TRUDI f German, English
Diminutive of GERTRUDE and other Germanic names ending with the element thrud "strength".
TRUDIE f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUDY f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUEMAN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of TRUMAN.
TRULS m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TRUMAN m English
From a surname that meant "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It was also borne by American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984).
TRUUS f Dutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
TRYFON m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of TRYPHON.
TRYGGVE m Swedish
Variant of TRYGVE.
TRYGGVI m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
TRYGVE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "trustworthy".
TRYM m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
From Old Norse Þrymr meaning "noise, uproar". In Norse mythology he was the king of the giants who stole Mjölnir, Thor's hammer.
TRYPHENA f Biblical
From the Greek name Τρύφαινα (Tryphaina), derived from Greek τρυφή (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
TRYPHON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφή (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". Saint Tryphon, a gooseherder from Syria, was martyred in the 3rd century.
TRYPHOSA f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφή (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
TRYSTAN m Welsh
Variant of TRISTAN.
TSERING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see TSHERING).
TSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "flower" in Mongolian.
TSHERING m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TSHOLOFELO f Southern African, Tswana
Means "hope, expectation" in Tswana.
TSILA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִלָּה (see TZILA).
TSISANA f Georgian
Probably derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) meaning "sky, heaven". This is also an alternative Georgian word for the forget-me-not flower.
TSISIA f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) meaning "sky, heaven".
TSIURI f Georgian
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) meaning "sky, heaven".
TSUBAKI f Japanese
From Japanese 椿 (tsubaki) meaning "camellia flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
TSUBAME f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (tsubame) meaning "swallow (bird)" or other kanji that have the same pronunciation.
TSUBASA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (tsubasa) meaning "wing", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TSUKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (tsuki) meaning "moon" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
TSVETA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETAN m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian цвет (tsvet) meaning "flower, blossom".
TSVETANA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETANKA f Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
TSWB m Hmong
Means "bell" in Hmong.
TU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUÂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuân) meaning "obey, follow, honour".
TUANA f Turkish (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
TUATHAL m Irish (Rare)
Means "ruler of the people" in Irish Gaelic.
TUBA f Arabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
TUCKER m English (Modern)
From an occupational surname for a cloth fuller, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment". A fuller was a person who cleaned and thickened raw cloth by pounding it.
TUDOR (1) m Welsh
From the older Welsh name Tudur, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.
TUDUR m Welsh
Variant of TUDOR (1).
TUE m Danish
Danish form of TÓFI.
TUFAYL m Arabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
TUGAY m Turkish
Means "brigade, troops" in Turkish.
TUĞBA f Turkish
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
TUĞÇE f Turkish
Derived from Turkish tuğ meaning "tail, plume", referring to a type of banner made of horse hairs used in the Ottoman Empire.
TUĞRUL m Turkish
From the Turkish word for a mythical bird of prey, also called a turul, derived from a Turkic word meaning "falcon". This was the name of the 11th-century founder of the Seljuk Empire.
TUIJA f Finnish
Means "cedar" in Finnish.
TUKULTI-NINURTA m Ancient Assyrian
Means "my trust is in Ninurta", from Akkadian tukultu meaning "trust, faith" and the god's name NINURTA. This was the name of a 13th-century BC king of the Assyrian Empire.
TÜLAY f Turkish
Means "tulle moon" in Turkish.
TÚLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of TULLIO.
TULIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of TULLIO.
TULLIA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Tullius (see TULLIO).
TULLIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Tullius, derived from the praenomen Tullus, which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman orator and author.
TULLIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of TULLIO.
TULLUS m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, of unknown meaning. This was a rare praenomen.
TULLY m History
Form of Tullius (see TULLIO) used to refer to the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero.
TUMELO m & f Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
TUNÇ m Turkish
Means "bronze" in Turkish.
TUNCAY m Turkish
Means "bronze moon" in Turkish.
TÜNDE f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tündér meaning "fairy". The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty created this name in the 19th century.
TÜNDÉR f Hungarian (Rare)
Means "fairy" in Hungarian.
TUOMAS m Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOMO m Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOR m Literature
Means "strength vigour" in Sindarin. In the Silmarillion (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tuor was the mortal man who came to the hidden city of Gondolin to warn of its imminent doom. When Gondolin was attacked and destroyed he escaped with his wife Idril and son Eärendil, and sailed into the west.
TUPAARNAQ f Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
TURAL m Azerbaijani
Means "to be alive" in Azerbaijani.
TURE m Swedish
Variant of TORE (1).
TURGAY m Turkish
Means "skylark" in Turkish.
TURIBIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of TORIBIO.
TURID f Norwegian
Modern form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TURIN m Literature
Means "victory mood" in Sindarin. In the Silmarillion (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Turin was a cursed hero, the slayer of the dragon Glaurung. He was also called Turambar, Mormegil, and other names. This is also the Anglicized name of the city of Torino in Italy.
TURLOUGH m Irish
Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH.
TURNUS m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's Aeneid, Turnus was a king of the Rutuli. He led the Latins in war against the Trojans led by Aeneas. At the end of the book he is killed by Aeneas in a duel.
TUSHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
TUTANKHAMON m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian twt-ꜥnḫ-jmn meaning "image of the life of Amon", derived from twt "image" combined with ꜥnḫ "life" combined with the name of the god AMON. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, most famous because of the treasures found in his tomb.
TUTKU f & m Turkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
TUUKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of TUURE.
TUULA f Finnish
Variant of TUULI.
TUULE f Estonian (Rare)
Estonian variant of TUULI.
TUULI f Finnish, Estonian
Means "wind" in Finnish and Estonian.
TUULIKKI f Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TUUR m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ARTHUR.
TUURE m Finnish
Finnish form of TORE (1).
TUVA f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of TOVE.
TUVYA m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TUYẾN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyến) meaning "thread, line, ray".
TUYẾT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyết) meaning "snow".
TVRTKO m Croatian
Derived from Croatian tvrd meaning "hard".
TWILA f English
Meaning unknown. Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of French étoile "star". It came into use as an American given name in the late 19th century.
TWM m Welsh
Welsh short form of THOMAS.
TWYLA f English
Variant of TWILA.
TXOMIN m Basque
Basque form of DOMINIC.
TY m English
Short form of TYLER, TYSON, TYRONE, and other names beginning with Ty.
TYBALT m Literature
Medieval form of THEOBALD. This is the name of a cousin of Juliet killed by Romeo in Shakespeare's drama Romeo and Juliet (1596).
TYBERIY m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of TIBERIUS.
TYCHE f Greek Mythology
Means "chance, luck, fortune" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of fortune, luck and fate.
TYCHO m Danish, Dutch
Latinized form of TYGE. This name was borne by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYCHON m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek τύχη (tyche) meaning "chance, luck, fortune", a derivative of τυγχάνω (tynchano) meaning "hit the mark, succeed". This was the name of a minor deity associated with Priapus in Greek mythology. It was also borne by a 5th-century saint from Cyprus.
TYE m English
From a surname meaning "pasture" in Middle English.
TYGE m Danish
Danish form of Tóki, an Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element Þórr, from the name of the Norse god THOR. This was the native name of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYGO m Dutch
Dutch form of TYGE.
TYKO m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of TYGE.
TYLER m English
From an English surname meaning "tiler of roofs", derived from Old English tigele "tile". The surname was borne by American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYMON m Polish
Polish form of TIMON.
TYMOTEUSZ m Polish
Polish form of TIMOTHY.
TYOMA m Russian
Diminutive of ARTYOM.
TÝR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYR m Norse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
TYRA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names ÞÓRVÍ or ÞÓRVEIG.
TYRELL m English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of TERRELL.
TYRESE m African American (Modern)
An invented name based on the popular name syllable Tyr (from names such as TYRONE).
TYRIQ m African American (Modern)
Probably a blend of TYRONE and TARIQ.
TYRON m English
Variant of TYRONE.
TYRONE m English
From the name of a county in Northern Ireland, which is derived from Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of EOGHAN". This name was popularized by American actor Tyrone Power (1914-1958), who was named after his great-grandfather, an Irish actor.
TYRRELL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of TERRELL.
TYSON m English
From an English surname that could be derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison meaning "firebrand". Alternatively, it could be a variant of DYSON. A famous bearer of the surname was boxer Mike Tyson (1966-).
TYTUS m Polish
Polish form of TITUS.
TYYNE f Finnish
Derived from Finnish tyyni meaning "calm, serene".
TZAFRIR m Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZEITEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of SARAH. This is the name of Tevye's oldest daughter in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964), based on Sholem Aleichem's stories from the late 19th century.
TZILA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZILLAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZION m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPORA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIPORAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIVIA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYA f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFIT f Hebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVI m Hebrew
Means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
TZVIA f Hebrew
Feminine form of TZVI.
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