Baby Names: Names Starting with T


TANNER: Old English for "leather worker." Appropriate for a little sun-worshiper. Namesakes: "Henry Tanner," Roscoe Tanner.

TANYA: From the Russian for "fairy princess." Relatives: Tania, Tan, Tani, Tatiana. Namesake: Tanya Tucker.

TARA: Irish Gaelic for "rocky hill." No fan of Margaret Mitchell will ever forget Scarlett O'Hara's vow to return to her beloved Tara. The name can now be heard at most playgrounds. Relatives: Taria, Taryn. Namesake: the ancient capital of Ireland.

TATE: Middle English for "cheerful." Short and endearing. Relative: Tatum. Namesakes: Tatum O'Neal, Allen Tate, Art Tatum, Tate Gallery.

TAVIS: Scottish for "twin." Relatives: Tevis, Tav, Tavish, Tamsin.

TAYLOR: Middle English for "tailor." Taylor is an occupational surname that has often been pressed into service as a first name. Relatives: Tailor, Tay, Tie. Namesakes: Taylor Caldwell, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Taylor, General Matthew Taylor.

TEAGUE: Irish Gaelic for "poet." Is your baby rhyming "goo goo" with "boo hoo"? This name could prove prophetic. Relatives: Tadhg, Tegan (Celtic for "doe"). Namesake: McTeague.

TEMPEST: From the Old French for "storm." So far we've seen Raine, Storm, and Misty. Tempest is fine for a passionate child. Relative: Tempestt. Namesake: Tempestt Bledsoe.

TENNYSON: Middle English for "son of Dennis." Relatives: Tennison, Tennessee, Tenny. Namesakes: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Tennessee Williams.

TERENCE: From the Latin for "polished." Terence has a faithful following in England but is seldom used in the United States. Give it a go. Relatives: Terrence, Terance, Terencio, Terentius, Terry, Teri, Terris. Namesakes: Terence Stamp, Terry Bradshaw, "Terry and the Pirates."

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