Tzafrir

Tzafrir (pr. za-freer) is the Hebrew form of Zephyr, the English form of Greek Zephyrus,  the name of the Greek god of the west wind and is the gentlest of winds, known as the messanger of spring, which is why the name is associated with a gentle, mild breeze. The etymology of the name may be related to Ancient … Continue reading Tzafrir

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Tiffany

Tffany is the medieval English form of Theophania, the feminine form of Theophanes, an Ancient Greek name meaning "manifestation of God" from Greek elements theos (god) and phanes (appearing) and was given to girls born on the Epiphany. It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Tiffanie (English) Tiffani (English) Tiffiny (English) Theophania (Ancient Greek) Theofania … Continue reading Tiffany

Theodora

Theodora is the feminine form of Theodore, the English form of Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift". Nicknames: Theo, Thea, Dora, Teddy/Teddie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Teodora (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian) Todorka (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Teodóra (Hungarian) Theódóra (Icelandic) Feodora (Russian) Fedora (Russian)   Male forms: Theodore (English) Theodoros (Greek, Ancient … Continue reading Theodora

Tristan

Tristan is the Old French form of Drustan,  a Pictish diminutive of Drust likely derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult", possibly in reference to the noise of the "clanking of swords". The spelling was changed to resemble the French word triste meaning "sad, sorrowful", likely because of the tragic affair of Tristan and Isolde- they fell in love after drinking … Continue reading Tristan

Troy

Troy has several possible meanings and etymologies behind it: it comes from a surname derived from a city in Troyes, France, used to describe someone who came from there. The name comes from Latin Tricasses, the name of a Gallic tribe that lived in the area. The first part of the name comes from tri meaning "three" although … Continue reading Troy

Tyrus

Tyrus has several possible meanings and origins such as being the Latin name of Greek Tyros, the name of an ancient Phoenician port city now known as Tyre, Lebanon (or Sur/Sour in Arabic). It was supposedly the birth place of Europa, who was the mother of King Minos of Crete who was abducted by the Greek … Continue reading Tyrus

Tamerlane

Tamerlane is the westernized form of Timur which comes from Proto-Turkic temür meaning "iron". Timur was a Turkic-Mongol emperor who was known as Timur the Lame by Europeans, which became Tamerlane, because of wounds sustained by arrows that struck his right leg and hand which gave him crippling injuries. Origin: Proto-Turkic Variants: Tamerlan Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, … Continue reading Tamerlane

Tova

Tova is a Hebrew female name meaning "good", though it's also a Swedish variant of Tove, a modern form of Old Norse Tófa which is a short form of Old Norse Þórfríðr (or Thorfrither) meaning "Thor is beautiful" or "beautiful Thor" from Þórr/Thor (Thor) and fríðr (beautiful, beloved), Thor being the Norse god of thunder, strength, war and storms; his name fittingly means "thunder". Origin: … Continue reading Tova

Terry

Terry is an English unisex name originally used as a diminutive of Terence (which comes from Roman family name Terentius which is of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Latin terens meaning "rubbing, wearing away" from Latin terere (to rub, to wear out) though it might also be related to Sabine terenus meaning "soft") or Theresa ( comes from Greek Therasia, the name of … Continue reading Terry