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

Tudor

Tudor is the name of an English royal house as well as the name of a historical era (1485-603), named from the House of Tudor. The name comes from Welsh Tudur which seems to be derived from Proto-Celtic Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" or "ruler/king of the tribe", composed of Proto-Celtic elements *toutā (people, tribe) and *rīxs (king); making it… Continue reading Tudor

Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tierney

Tierney comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized from of Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning "descendant of Tighearnach", the latter derived from Gaelic tighearna meaning "lord" which derives from Proto-Celtic *tigernos (lord, ruler). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Tighearnach (Irish) Tigernach (Irish) Tiarnach (Irish)  

Ancient Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Troilus

Troilus is the name of one of the sons of King Priam of Troy; according to prophecy, if Troilus reaches adulthood than the city of Troy would not fall. He is ambushed and killed by Achilles, thus seeming to signal the fall of Troy. Troilus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Troilos meaning "Trojan". Troilus features in several Medieval English and… Continue reading Troilus

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

Thelonius

Thelonius is the Latinized form of Tilo, the German form of Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names beginning with Diet such as Dietrich or Dieter, which derives from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people, tribe) deriving from a PIE root word. I've also seen it listed as possibly being the Latinized form of Germanic Tillman, Till being another form of Tielo along with mann (man), though I don't know… Continue reading Thelonius

Arabic, Hebrew, Male, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tahan

Tahan is a Hebrew male name meaning “encampment” from verb hana חנה (to camp down, park) or hanan חנן (to be gracious, merciful). It belongs to two men in the Bible. Tahan is also an Arabic and Jewish (Sephardic) surname derived from Arabic tahhān طحان meaning “miller,” an occupational name for someone who was a miller. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes

Tyrell

Tyrell comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Terrell which itself is either derived from Norman French tirel  or tirer meaning "to pull, to drag", a nickname referring to a stubborn person. It may also be derived from Thorold, an English form of Old Norse Thorvaldr meaning "Thor's power" or "Thor's might", Thor being the Norse god of thunder. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Tyrell

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

Tancred

Tancred is the Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thoughtful counsel" or "thoughtful advice", made up from Proto-Germanic elements *þankaz (thought; consideration) and *rēdaz (counsel, advice). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tankred (German) Tancredi (Italian) Tancredo (Spanish) Tancrède (French) Thankarat (Ancient Germanic)  

Animals, Female, Japanese, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Tiger, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Tora

Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Japanese, Korean, Male, Maori, Nature, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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,… Continue reading Tai