Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Word names

Thorn

Thorn comes from an English word referring to a sharp protective spine of a plant though it can also be used to refer to someone or something that is annoying or troublesome. It comes from Old English þorn (thorn; thorny bush) via Proto-Germanic *þurnuz (thorn, briar) derived from PIE root word *tr̥nós (sharp, stiff). Thorn is also an English surname, originating… Continue reading Thorn

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Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Teryl

Teryl seems to be a variant spelling of Terrell, an English surname which seems to be derived from Old French tirel via a Norman French nickname, tirel, meaning "to pull", perhaps in reference to pulling on the reins of an animal, though to seems to have originally been used as a nickname for a stubborn person. Terrell may also be derived… Continue reading Teryl

Female, Irish, Latin, Male, Place names, Sabine/Oscan, Scottish, Surname names, T names, Unisex

Torrence

Torrence comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name derived from Gaelic torran meaning "hillock" or "mound". It may also have derived from an Irish surname, Ó Toráin meaning "descendant of Torán", the latter an Irish male name meaning "little lord" or "little hero, champion" from Irish tor (lord, hero, champion) and the diminutive suffix -án. It's also possible… Continue reading Torrence

Female, Mythology, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, T names

Tatiana

Tatiana is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family 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 from Ancient Greek táttō, the… Continue reading Tatiana

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tenacity

Tenacity refers to something or someone who is persistant, stubborn, and relentless in pursuit of something in spite of any obstacles in the way. It comes from Middle French ténacité from Latin tenācitās (tenacity) from tenax (tenacious; clinging) derived from PIE root word *ten- (to stretch, to extend). Nicknames: Ten Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Female, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theophania

Theophania is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Theophanes meaning "manifestation of God" made up from Ancient Greek elements theos (god) and phanes (appearing). Nicknames: Theo, Thea Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Theofania (Greek) Tiffany (English, Medieval English) Tiffanie (English) Tiffani (English) Tiffiny (English) Theophano (Ancient Greek) Theophanu (Ancient Greek) Theophana (Ancient Greek) Tiphaine (French) Tiphanie (French) Feofaniya (Russian)  … Continue reading Theophania

Etruscan, Female, Male, Nickname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Toni

Toni is often used as a short form of Antonia or Antoinette, the feminine form of Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin and meaning which seems to be derived from an Etruscan origin. I've seen some sources cite it as possibly having  Greek roots, possibly meaning "priceless one" or it could be derived from Latin antius meaning… Continue reading Toni

Animals, Elements, Female, Hare/Rabbit, Japanese, Nature, T names, Water

Toyoko

Toyoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:  toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko (child) 子; to 兎 (rabbit, hare) + yo 与 (bestow, impart, participate in, award) + ko 子 (child); to 外 (outside, foreign, other) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public) + ko 子 child); toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko 湖 (lake); to 富 (wealth, enrich, abundant) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public)… Continue reading Toyoko

Female, Georgian, Hebrew, Literature, Male, Persian, Seasons, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tariel

Tariel is the name of a male character in The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian medieval epic poem written in the 12th century by Shota Rustaveli (1160-1220). Tariel is a knight dressed in a panther's skin, the son of a king in India who fell in love with the princess Nestan-Darejan, but who lost her. He is… Continue reading Tariel

Ancient Greek, Animals, Daemons/Spirits, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Irish, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tracy

Tracy is an English unisex given name derived from a surname originally from a place name in Normandy, France. It derives from Gallo-Roman given name Thracius with a locational suffix meaning "Thracian's settlement" or "domain of Thracius", Thracius being a Roman name referring to someone who came from Thrace or was a Thracian. The name comes from Latin thrax which may… Continue reading Tracy

Female, Physical Attributes, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

Tegan

Tegan is a Welsh female name derived from teg meaning "fair, beautiful" with the diminutive suffix -an. Tegan is also a word in modern Welsh meaning "toy". I believe Tegan is pronounced teg-an in Welsh though it's often pronouncced tee-gan in English. Origin: Welsh Variants: Teegan (English) Teagan (English, Welsh)- it's also an Irish male name meaning "little Teague"  

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Sanskrit, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tangela

Tangela could be a variant form of Angela, the feminine form of Angelus meaning "messenger, angel" which derives from Ancient Greek angelos though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Tangela is also the name of a pokemon in the Pokemon game… Continue reading Tangela

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theano

Theano is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "God, divine" from theios. It's the name of several figures in Greek mythology as well as featuring in Homer's Iliad as a priestess of Athena. Theano is also the name of a female philosopher who may have been the wife of Pythagoras.  Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Theona (Ancient Greek) Thea (English, German, Swedish, Danish,… Continue reading Theano

Female, Japanese, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tomoyo

Tomoyo is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + generation; world; society" (智世); "ethics; companion + generation; world; society" (倫世); "to know; wisdom + generation; world; society" (知世); "wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + substitute; change; convert; world; society" (智代); "friend + generation; world;… Continue reading Tomoyo

Aboriginal, Ancient Greek, Animals, Arabic, Aramaic, Elements, Female, Food, Grape/Grapevine, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Lamb/Sheep, Latin, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Seasons, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tiffany

Tiffany 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

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, T names, Virtues/Attributes

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

Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes

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

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Greek, Latin, Male, Nickname names, Sabine/Oscan, Seasons, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

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