Tyler

Tyler comes from an English occupational name for someone who malid down tiles. It derives from Latin tegula meaning "to cover" from Ancient Greek tégos (roof, cover) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *(s)teg- (to cover). Nicknames: Ty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tylar (English) Tylor (English)  

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Tyson

Tyson comes from an English surname, either a variant of Dyson, a matronymic surname meaning "son of Dye", Dye being a medieval form of Dionysia, the female form of Dionysius, the Greek god of vine, wine, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, who represented both the intoxicating madness of wine as well as its beneficient qualities. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite … Continue reading Tyson

Tzafrir

Tzafrir (pr. za-freer) is the Hebrew form of Zephyr, the English form of Greek Zephyrus,  the name of the Greek god of the west wind and is the gentlest of winds, known as the messanger of spring, which is why the name is associated with a gentle, mild breeze. The etymology of the name may be related to Ancient … Continue reading Tzafrir

Tristan

Tristan is the Old French form of Drustan,  a Pictish diminutive of Drust likely derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult", possibly in reference to the noise of the "clanking of swords". The spelling was changed to resemble the French word triste meaning "sad, sorrowful", likely because of the tragic affair of Tristan and Isolde- they fell in love after drinking … Continue reading Tristan

Troy

Troy has several possible meanings and etymologies behind it: it comes from a surname derived from a city in Troyes, France, used to describe someone who came from there. The name comes from Latin Tricasses, the name of a Gallic tribe that lived in the area. The first part of the name comes from tri meaning "three" although … Continue reading Troy

Tyrus

Tyrus has several possible meanings and origins such as being the Latin name of Greek Tyros, the name of an ancient Phoenician port city now known as Tyre, Lebanon (or Sur/Sour in Arabic). It was supposedly the birth place of Europa, who was the mother of King Minos of Crete who was abducted by the Greek … Continue reading Tyrus

Tamerlane

Tamerlane is the westernized form of Timur which comes from Proto-Turkic temür meaning "iron". Timur was a Turkic-Mongol emperor who was known as Timur the Lame by Europeans, which became Tamerlane, because of wounds sustained by arrows that struck his right leg and hand which gave him crippling injuries. Origin: Proto-Turkic Variants: Tamerlan Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, … Continue reading Tamerlane

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

Torcan

Torcan is a male name made up from Old Irish torcc "boar" with the diminutive suffix -an meaning "little boar" or "wild boar". It also seems to be a Turkish male name possibly meaning "shy, bashful, coy, reserved". Torcan is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Old Irish, Turkish Variants: Torcán (Irish) Torccán (Irish)