Baby Names: Names Starting with T

Baby Names Starting with T

TAB: Old German for "brilliant" and Middle English for "drummer." An enchanting selection that's short, sweet, and unusual. Relatives: Taber, Tabor, Tabbert, Taburer, Tabby. Namesake: Tab Hunter.

TABITHA: From the Greek for "gazelle." Beatrix Potter named one of her little animal characters Tabitha Twitchet. For TV triviologists, Tabitha was the name of Darren and Samantha's witchlette daughter in "Bewitched." Relatives: Tabatha, Tabbie, Tabbi, Tabby. Namesake: Tabitha King.

TAGGART: Irish Gaelic for "son of the prelate." Taggart is an agreeable-sounding name suggesting a strong character and a lethal slaposhot. Relatives: Taggard, Tagg, Tag, Gary. Namesake: Genevieve Taggard.

TALBOT: From the Old French for "reward." The baby will want suede elbow patches on his tweed stretchie. Relatives: Tally, Tallie. Namesake: Talbot's catalog.

TALIA: From the Hebrew for "dew from heaven," which sounds like the final line of a delicately crafted haiku. Relatives: Talya, Tally, Tai, Talitha. Namesakes: Talia Shire, Tai Babilonia.

TALLULAH: Choctaw Indian for "leaping water." This name is closely associated with its famous namesake. Relatives: Tally, Tallie. Namesake: Tallulah Bankhead.

TAMARA: From the Hebrew for "palm tree." Relatives: Tamarah, Tamar, Tammy, Tammie, Tamarind, Tamika.

TAMMY: From the Hebrew for "perfect one." Tammy, like Gidget, was a teen queen of the fifties and sixties. The character starred in a series of saccharine movies, including the classic "Tammy Tell Me True." Relatives: Tammie, Tam. Namesakes: Tammy Grimes, Tammy Wynette.

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