Tamlin

Tamlin (or Tam Lin) is the name of a Scottish ballad, the shortened version of which is that a woman falls in love with a man who was abducted by the Queen of the Fairies. He tells her that the only way to save him is to pull him off a white horse and hold…

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Barnabas

Barnabas is the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean “son of the prophet” or "prophet's son", made up from Aramaic bar (son) and nebi "prophet", or "son of encouragement". Barnabas is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Barney Origin: Aramaic Variants: Barnaby (English) Barnabus (Greek, English) Barnabás (Hungarian)…

Thomasin

Thomasin is the feminine form of Thomas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Ta’oma, meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish) Tamsin (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsyn (English) Tamzen (English)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek) Tomas (Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian,…

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…

Bartholomew

Bartholomew is the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai" made up from Aramaic bar (son) and Talmai, the latter either a Hebrew name meaning "furrow", either referring to a ploughman or someone who owned land; or it could be related to Ptolemy meaning “warlike, aggressive” which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. Bartholomew…

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)…

Tamas

Tamas is the anglicized form of Tamás (pr. taw-mash), the Hungarian form of Thomas, the Greek form of Aramaic name Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Tamas is also a philosophical concept in Hindu philosophy which derives from Sanskrit meaning "darkness" which comes from a PIE root word *temH- (dark). It is one of the three gunas (translated as "quality", it refers to three principles or tendencies that are everywhere…

Eden

Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I've seen it listed as meaning "place of paradise" from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from an older source, Sumerian edin meaning "steppe" or "plain".…

Tavish

Tavish is a Scottish male name, the anglicized form of Thàmhais which is the vocative case of Tàmhas, the Scottish form of Thomas which is the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Ta’oma, meaning “twin". Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tàmhas (Scottish) Tòmas (Scottish) Thàmhais (Scottish) Thomas (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek)