Talia

Talia has several meanings depending on the origin: it's a variant transcription of Talya, a Hebrew female name meaning "dew from God"; Talia is also an Aboriginal word meaning "near water" and is the name of a town in Australia; it's also an Aramaic unisex name, a variant of Talya meaning "young lamb", derived from taleh; it's also … Continue reading Talia

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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

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

Thistle

Thistle is the name of a genus of prickly plants which comes from Old English þistel from Proto-Germanic *þistilaz which seems to come from Proto-Indo-European *steig-,*steyg- meaning "to prick". Thistle also refers to a color, a pale purplish color like the flower, as well as also being the national emblem of Scotland. It's also a surname, likely used to … Continue reading Thistle

Tearsa

Tearsa is a very unusual and rare name I can't find much information on. It could be derived from a surname (also spelled Tearse and Tearce) but I couldn't find much background about it either. It's possible that Tearsa is a variant spelling of Tirzah, from a Hebrew female name meaning "favorable" or "pleasantness" which makes … Continue reading Tearsa

Topaz

Topaz comes from Old French topaze, topace which comes from Greek topazos which is derived from Sanskrit tapas meaning "heat, fire". However, according to Roman author, naturalist, and philosopher Pliny, the name came from a remote island in the Red Sea called Topazein meaning "to divine, to locate" though that seems to be folk etymology rather than fact. Topaz is the birthstone of … Continue reading Topaz

Taylor

Taylor comes from an English surname from Old French tailleor from Latin taliere meaning "to cut, to split" from Latin talea (slender stick, rod, staff; twig). It was originally an occupational surname referring to someone who worked as a tailor. Origin: Latin Variants: Tayler (unisex) Tayla (female)