Tahmina

Tahmina is the name of a figure in Persian mythology, who features in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh in the story of Rostam and Sohrab. When Rostam is searching for his lost horse Rakhsh and enters the kingdom of Samangan, becoming the guest of the king whose daughter, Tahmina, falls in love with him at first sight. She visits him in the night wanting…

Tierney

Tierney comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized from of Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning “descendant of Tighearnach”, the latter derived from Gaelic tighearna meaning “lord” which derives from Proto-Celtic *tigernos (lord, ruler). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Tighearnach (Irish) Tigernach (Irish) Tiarnach (Irish)  

Troilus

Troilus is the name of one of the sons of King Priam of Troy; according to prophecy, if Troilus reaches adulthood than the city of Troy would not fall. He is ambushed and killed by Achilles, thus seeming to signal the fall of Troy. Troilus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Troilos meaning “Trojan”. Troilus features in several Medieval English and…

Thunder

Thunder refers to the loud, rumbling sound that comes after lightning. It comes from Old English þunor meaning “thunder” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.  Origin: Proto-Indoo-European  

Thelonius

Thelonius is the Latinized form of Tilo, the German form of Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names beginning with Diet such as Dietrich or Dieter, which derives from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people, tribe) deriving from a PIE root word. I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being the Latinized form of Germanic Tillman, Till being another form of Tielo along with mann (man), though I don’t know…

Tricia

Tricia is a short form of Patricia, the feminine form of Patrick, an Irish and English name which comes via Latin Patricius meaning “patrician” used to refer to the elite of the Roman aristocracy descended from the founding fathers of Rome. It derives from Latin patres “father” which is the plural form of pater meaning “father; head of the household” derived from a…

Tahan

Tahan is a Hebrew male name meaning “encampment” from verb hana חנה (to camp down, park) or hanan חנן (to be gracious, merciful). It belongs to two men in the Bible. Tahan is also an Arabic and Jewish (Sephardic) surname derived from Arabic tahhān طحان meaning “miller,” an occupational name for someone who was a miller. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning “date palm; date fruit” which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “dark water”. Tamar is also the name of…

Tyrell

Tyrell comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Terrell which itself is either derived from Norman French tirel  or tirer meaning “to pull, to drag”, a nickname referring to a stubborn person. It may also be derived from Thorold, an English form of Old Norse Thorvaldr meaning “Thor’s power” or “Thor’s might”, Thor being the Norse god of thunder. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Tanaquil

Tanaquil is an Etruscan female name, a Latinized form of Thanchvil which apparently means “gift of Thana”, Thana apparently being the name of an Etruscan goddess. However, it’s possible that the name may be related to Thalna, a divine figure in Etruscan mythology, presented as either female or male, or androgynous. Thalna may mean “bloom, growth” but I can’t attest…