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…

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…

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…

Tora

Tora is the modern form of Þóra, a feminine form of Thor meaning “thunder” derived from Old Norse Þór (thunder). Tora 虎 is also a Japanese word and unisex name meaning “tiger” though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used: to 登 “ascend; climb up” + ra 良 “good; pleasing; skilled” (登良); to 斗 “Big Dipper” + ra 羅 “gauze; thin silk; Rome” (斗羅) There are likely other…

Tethys

Tethys is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the personification of fresh water, and the wife of Oceanus, a Titan who was also the personification of the ocean. She gave birth to all the gods and nymphs of rivers and streams, fountains and lakes. It may be derived from Ancient Greek tethe meaning “grandmother” derived from…

Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 “very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder”; tài 泰 “extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;”, also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,…

Tamsin

Tamsin is an English female name, a contracted form of Thomasina, the feminine form of Thomas which derives from Aramaic Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tamsyn (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsen (English) Tamzin (English) Tamzyn (English) Thomasin (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German,…

Thalassa

Thalassa is the name of the primordial goddess of the sea in Greek mythology whose name, fittingly, means “sea”, which derives from a pre-Greek substrate language. Origin: Ancient Greek      

Timo

Timo is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Timon which comes from Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”. Timo is also the Finnish, German, and Dutch shortened form of Timothy, the English form of Timotheos, a Greek name meaning “honoring God” or “to honor God”. Timo is also a variant of Thiemo, a variant of Thietmar or Dietmar, a German…