Teruko

Teruko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 照 "to illuminate, to shine" +ko 子 "child" (照子); teru 曦 "the sun" + ko 子 "child" (曦子); teru 輝 "radiance, shining, brightness" + ko 子 "child" (輝子); teru 光 "light, shine, gleam" + ko 子 "child" (光子); teru 映 "reflect, reflection, projection" + ko 湖 "lake" (映湖) There are other meanings …

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is the name of a type of borosilicate mineral which can be found in a variety of colors, as well as colorless. It's used as a crystal and gemstone. The origin of the word comes from French tourmaline via Sinhalese tòramalli (Sinhalese being an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka) of unknown meaning. I've seen …

Thorfinn

Thorfinn comes from Old Norse Þórfinnr, made up of Thor (the name of the Norse god of thunder) and Finnr meaning “Sámi, Finn, Laplander”, a byname used to refer to someone who came from Finland or was part of the Sami people (also known as Lapps). Although the origin behind  finnr is uncertain it has been linked to Old Norse meaning …

Tallulah

Tallulah is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It seems to have originated from the Tallulah River and Tallulah Falls in Georgia, USA, which is believed to be derived from a Native American origin of unknown origin. It could be derived from a Creek word meaning "town". I've also seen it listed as possibly …

Terence

Terence is an English male name, the English form of Roman cognomen Terentius which is of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Latin terens meaning “rubbing, wearing away” via terere (to rub, to wear out); it might also be related to Sabine terenus meaning “soft”. In some cases, Terence has also been used as an anglicized spelling of Toirdhealbhach (also anglicized as Turlough), …

Tucker

Tucker comes from a surname with several possible meanings depending on its origin: as an English surname, it's an occupational name for someone who worked as a cloth fuller, someone who cleaned cloth of any impurities and made it thicker by beating and trampling it in water (also known as fulling and walking). The name comes …

Tobiah

Tobiah comes from a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh is good" made up of tov (good) and yah (the name of the Hebrew god). Nicknames: Toby Origin: Proto-Semitic, Hebrew Variants: Tobias (English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Biblical Greek) Toviyyah (Biblical Hebrew) Tovia (Hebrew) Tuvya (Hebrew) Tobia (Italian) Tobiáš (Czech) Topias (Finnish) Tobiasz (Polish) Tevye (Yiddish)   Female forms: …

Timberlake

Timberlake comes from an English surname derived from a habitational name meaning "timber lake" or "wood lake", made up from Old English elements timber (timber, wood) and lacu (lake, stream). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tymberlake (English) Timberlacke (Old English)    

Thalia

Thalia is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including one of the nine Muses who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry, and the name of one of the three Graces. It's the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Thaleia meaning "to flourish, bloom, to be verdant" via thallo (to bloom, sprout; to grow, flourish, thrive). Thalia …

Themistocles

Themistocles is an Ancient Greek male name, the Latinized form of Themistokles meaning "glory of the law", made up of themis (law, custom) and kleos (glory). It's the name of an Athenian politician and general who was responsible for the Greek victory over the Persians in the naval battle of Salamis. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Themistokles (Ancient Greek) Themistoklis …

Talon

Talon is an English word referring to the sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey, such as a hawk or falcon. It comes from Old French talon (heel "of the foot") via talus (ankle, anklebone "of an animal") derived from a PIE root word. Talus also refers to a small die or cube made from the knucklebones …

Thayer

Thayer comes from a surname, a variant of Taillier, a French surname meaning "tailor" via Old French taillier (to cut; to shape) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It originated as an occupational name for someone who worked as a tailor. Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Links: behind the name surnames ancestry.com forebears