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…

Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning “bird; chicken”, as well as also being the…

Taurus

Taurus is the name of a constellation as well as a sign of one of the zodiacs. It comes from Latin taurus meaning “bull” derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Taura (English)  

Tyree

Tyree comes from a Scottish surname, a shortened form of McIntyre, an anglicized form of  Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir meaning “son of the carpenter”. It’s also possible that Tyree came out as a modern English name, a twist on Tyrese or Tyrone, the name of a Gaelic kingdom in Ireland (Tyrone being the anglicized form of Irish Tír Eoghain meaning “land…

Tamlin

Tamlin (or Tam Lin) is the name of a Scottish ballad, the shortened version of which is that a woman falls in love with a man who was abducted by the Queen of the Fairies. He tells her that the only way to save him is to pull him off a white horse and hold…

Terumi

Terumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 煕 “shine” + mi 巳 “sign of the Snake”, which is a shortened form of hemi 蛇 meaning “snake, serpent”; teru 光 “light, shine, gleam” + mi 美 “beauty, beautiful” (*for girls only); teru 昭 “shining, bright” + mi 三 “three” (*for boys only); teru 照 “illuminate, shine” + mi 己 “self” (*for boys only);…

Toby

Toby is the Middle English vernacular form of Tobias, the Greek form of Tobiah meaning “Yahweh is good”. Toby is also an English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Tobey (English) Tobie (English) Tovia (Hebrew)   Male forms: Tobias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Tobiah (Hebrew) Tobiáš (Czech) Topias (Finnish) Tobiasz (Polish) Tevye (Yiddish) Tuvya…

Taru

Taru is a Finnish female name meaning “legend, myth, fiction, saga, epic” as well as also being an Estonian word meaning “beehive”. Taru is also a Japanese word meaning either “barrel, cask” 樽 as a noun or as a verb “to be enough, to be sufficient” 足る. Taru is also a Japanese surname meaning “many; frequent; much + detain;…

Thursday

Thursday comes from Old English þursdæġ, a contraction of þunresdæg essentially meaning “Thor’s day”, named after the Norse god of thunder whose name means “thunder” via Proto-Germanic *þunraz (thunder) derived from a PIE root word. According to the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child, Thursday’s child has far to go. Origin: Proto-Indo-European