Theon

Theon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “god, divine” derived from a PIE root word, as well as also being a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Théon (French) Theion (Ancient Greek)- this spelling is also a Greek word meaning “sulfer”   Female forms: Theano (Ancient Greek) Theona (Latinized Ancient Greek)…

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…

Todd

Todd comes from an English surname meaning “fox” from Middle English todde, derived from an unknown origin. It originally derived as a nickname for someone who was believed to resemble a fox, such as red hair or someone who was sly and cunning. Origin: English Variants: Tod (English)  

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)…

Theseus

Theseus is the name of a Greek hero, the prince of Athens, best known for defeating the Minotaur. Legend goes that every seven years, the Athenians would send seven young men and seven young women as a tribute to Crete for the death of his son in Athens. This went on for some time until Theseus decided to…

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  

Tahsin

Tahsin is an Arabic male name (and word) meaning “to improve, enhance, enrich”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Tahsen Tahseen Feminine forms: Tahseena Tahsina   Tahsin- تَحْسِيْن (Arabic)  

Taisto

Taisto is a Finnish male name meaning “battle”. Origin: Finnish  

Tank

Tank is an English male given name derived from the English word tank which can refer to the armored vehicle used for combat or for a container or receptacle used for hilding or storing liquids or gas, as well as also being a verb meaning to do poorly or fail. The origin of the word comes…

Tatsuya

Tatsuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: tatsu 達 “accomplished, attain; master” + ya 也 “to be” (達也); tatsu 達 “accomplished; attain; master” + ya 矢 “dart; arrow” (達矢); tatsu 竜 “dragon; imperial” + ya 也 “to be” (竜也); tatsu 竜 “dragon; imperial” + ya 哉 “how, what, alas, question mark” (竜哉); tatsu 竜 “dragon; imperial” + ya 弥 “all the more; increasingly” (竜弥); tatsu 辰 “dragon fifth sign of…

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…

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…

Timothy

Timothy is the English form of Timotheos, a Greek name meaning “honoring God” or “to honor God” from Ancient Greek elements timao (to honor) derived from PIE root *kʷey- (to value, honor); and theos (god) which is also derived from PIE *dʰéh₁s (god; deity) from root *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). Timothy is also an English surname derived from the given name….

Truman

Truman comes from an English surname meaning “trusty man, faithful man” from Middle English trewe (true) via Old English treow (truth, fidelity) which comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (true, faithful) from PIE *drew-, *deru- (firm, hard, solid, steadfast); combined with man from Proto-Germanic *mann (man) from PIE *mon- (man, human being). It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was an honest or faithful man. Truman is…

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…

Telemachus

Telemachus is an Ancient Greek male name possibly meaning “far away from battle” or “fighting from afar”, maybe in reference to an archer. It’s made up from Ancient Greek têle (far away, far off) via Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to turn, far); and mákhē (battle, combat) of uncertain origin, perhaps pre-Greek in origin. Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope who was only a baby when…

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…

Trey

Trey came about s a nickname for someone who was a third child or usually the third of their name, which comes from Old French treis meaning “three” derived from Latin trēs (three) via Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (three). In cards or dice a trey refers to having a rank of three. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Teigo

Teigo is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: “happiness; blessed; good fortune; auspicious + I; my; our; one’s own” (禎吾); “determine; fix; establish; decide + enlightenment; perceive; discern; realize; understand” (定悟); Teigo is also a word meaning “emperor’s name”, a posthumous name given to Japanese…

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)