THORPE: Old English for "from the village." Namesake: Jim Thorpe.
THURLOW: Old English for "from Thor." Relatives: Thurston, Thorald, Thorbert, Thorburn, Thorley, Thurmon, Thurman, Thurmond, Thurber, Thormond, Torold, Terrell. Namesakes: Thurmon Munson, Strom Thurmond, James Thurber.
TIERNAN: Irish Gaelic for "lord." Relative: Tierney. Namesake: Gene Tierney.
TIFFANY: From the Old French for "appearance of God." Tiffany glass and New York's famous jeweler, Tiffany and Company, are both known for their exquisite designs. The name leaped onto some top-ten lists in the United States in 1982 and 1983. Relatives: Tifany, Tiphany, Tifanee, Tiffy, Tiffie, Fanny. Namesakes: Tiffany Chin, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
TIMOTHY: Greek for "honoring God." Timothy is also a type of prairie grass named for Timothy Hanson. Whereas Timothy would suit a girl as well as a boy, consider Timothea only for a daughter. Relatives: Timotheus, Timoteo, Timothea, Timmy, Timmie, Tim, Timon, Timo, Timora, Thea. Namesakes: Timothy Hutton, Timothy Leary, Tim Matheson.
TITANIA: From the Greek for "giant." An ideal choice for a sprite-child. Relatives: Tatiana, Titian (red-gold). Namesake: queen of the fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
TITUS: Greek for "of the giants." Have any plans to turn this child into an N.B.A. star? Relatives: Tito, Titan. Namesake: "Titus Moody."
TOBIAS: From the Hebrew for "God is good." Tobias is a book of the Old Testament in the Douay Bible. A toby is a ceramic mug in the shape of a human head or body. Relatives: Tobia, Tobiah, Toby, Tobit, Tobin, Tova. Namesakes: Toby Harrah, Tovah Feldshuh, Andrew Tobia, "Toby Tyler."