Arabic, Male, Night/Evening, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tariq

Tariq is an Arabic male name which comes from the Arabic verb taraqa meaning "to knock, rap, pound" in reference to a nocturnal visitor, hence its other meaning "night visitor". The reference comes about to a visitor who came about at night to avoid the scorching heat of day. Tariq may also have originally been used to refer… Continue reading Tariq

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Aramaic, Female, Nickname names, Sabine/Oscan, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tanya

Tanya originated as a Russian diminutive for Tatiana which is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that it could be… Continue reading Tanya

Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Word names

Thorn

Thorn comes from an English word referring to a sharp protective spine of a plant though it can also be used to refer to someone or something that is annoying or troublesome. It comes from Old English þorn (thorn; thorny bush) via Proto-Germanic *þurnuz (thorn, briar) derived from PIE root word *tr̥nós (sharp, stiff). Thorn is also an English surname, originating… Continue reading Thorn

Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Teryl

Teryl seems to be a variant spelling of Terrell, an English surname which seems to be derived from Old French tirel via a Norman French nickname, tirel, meaning "to pull", perhaps in reference to pulling on the reins of an animal, though to seems to have originally been used as a nickname for a stubborn person. Terrell may also be derived… Continue reading Teryl

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theon

Theon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "god, divine" derived from a PIE root word, as well as also being a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Théon (French) Theion (Ancient Greek)- this spelling is also a Greek word meaning "sulfer"   Female forms: Theano (Ancient Greek) Theona (Latinized Ancient Greek)… Continue reading Theon

Female, Irish, Latin, Male, Place names, Sabine/Oscan, Scottish, Surname names, T names, Unisex

Torrence

Torrence comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name derived from Gaelic torran meaning "hillock" or "mound". It may also have derived from an Irish surname, Ó Toráin meaning "descendant of Torán", the latter an Irish male name meaning "little lord" or "little hero, champion" from Irish tor (lord, hero, champion) and the diminutive suffix -án. It's also possible… Continue reading Torrence

Aramaic, Male, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Thaddeus

Thaddeus is the Greek form of Aramaic Thaddai, a name of unknown meaning though it could be derived from an Aramaic word meaning "heart". It's just as likely that it could be the Aramaic form of Theodore meaning "gift of God". Nicknames: Thad, Tad Origin: Aramaic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Thaddaeus (Biblical) Thaddaios (Biblical Greek) Thaddai (Aramaic) Tadija (Croatian, Serbian)… Continue reading Thaddeus

Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names

Theseus

Theseus is the name of a Greek hero, the prince of Athens, best known for defeating the Minotaur. Legend goes that every seven years, the Athenians would send seven young men and seven young women as a tribute to Crete for the death of his son in Athens. This went on for some time until Theseus decided to… Continue reading Theseus

Female, Mythology, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, T names

Tatiana

Tatiana is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I've seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning "daddy", a term used by children; or that it could be from Ancient Greek táttō, the… Continue reading Tatiana

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tenacity

Tenacity refers to something or someone who is persistant, stubborn, and relentless in pursuit of something in spite of any obstacles in the way. It comes from Middle French ténacité from Latin tenācitās (tenacity) from tenax (tenacious; clinging) derived from PIE root word *ten- (to stretch, to extend). Nicknames: Ten Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Elements, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Tank

Tank is an English male given name derived from the English word tank which can refer to the armored vehicle used for combat or for a container or receptacle used for hilding or storing liquids or gas, as well as also being a verb meaning to do poorly or fail. The origin of the word comes… Continue reading Tank

Female, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theophania

Theophania is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Theophanes meaning "manifestation of God" made up from Ancient Greek elements theos (god) and phanes (appearing). Nicknames: Theo, Thea Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Theofania (Greek) Tiffany (English, Medieval English) Tiffanie (English) Tiffani (English) Tiffiny (English) Theophano (Ancient Greek) Theophanu (Ancient Greek) Theophana (Ancient Greek) Tiphaine (French) Tiphanie (French) Feofaniya (Russian)  … Continue reading Theophania

Dragon, Japanese, Male, Mythological creatures, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tatsuya

Tatsuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: tatsu 達 "accomplished, attain; master" + ya 也 "to be" (達也); tatsu 達 "accomplished; attain; master" + ya 矢 "dart; arrow" (達矢); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 也 "to be" (竜也); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 哉 "how, what, alas, question mark" (竜哉); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 弥 "all the more; increasingly" (竜弥); tatsu 辰 "dragon fifth sign of… Continue reading Tatsuya

Etruscan, Female, Male, Nickname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Toni

Toni is often used as a short form of Antonia or Antoinette, the feminine form of Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin and meaning which seems to be derived from an Etruscan origin. I've seen some sources cite it as possibly having  Greek roots, possibly meaning "priceless one" or it could be derived from Latin antius meaning… Continue reading Toni

Animals, Elements, Female, Hare/Rabbit, Japanese, Nature, T names, Water

Toyoko

Toyoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:  toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko (child) 子; to 兎 (rabbit, hare) + yo 与 (bestow, impart, participate in, award) + ko 子 (child); to 外 (outside, foreign, other) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public) + ko 子 child); toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko 湖 (lake); to 富 (wealth, enrich, abundant) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public)… Continue reading Toyoko

Female, Georgian, Hebrew, Literature, Male, Persian, Seasons, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tariel

Tariel is the name of a male character in The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian medieval epic poem written in the 12th century by Shota Rustaveli (1160-1220). Tariel is a knight dressed in a panther's skin, the son of a king in India who fell in love with the princess Nestan-Darejan, but who lost her. He is… Continue reading Tariel

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Timothy

Timothy is the English form of Timotheos, a Greek name meaning "honoring God" or "to honor God" from Ancient Greek elements timao (to honor) derived from PIE root *kʷey- (to value, honor); and theos (god) which is also derived from PIE *dʰéh₁s (god; deity) from root *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). Timothy is also an English surname derived from the given name.… Continue reading Timothy