Baby Names: Names Starting with T


TODD: Middle English for "fox." This strong one-syllable name enjoyed a run of popularity in the sixties but has since retreated. Namesakes: Todd Stottlemyer, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mike Todd.

TOMKIN: Old English for "little Tom." Has a sweet sound and offers a change from Thomas. Relatives: Tompkin, Tomlin. Namesake: Lily Tomlin.

TOPAZ: From the Latin for the yellow gemstone. An unusual jewel name that suits a bright-eyed child. It is the birthstone for November babies.

TORRANCE: Anglo-Irish for "from the low hills." This puts a different spin on Terence. Relatives: Torey, Torrey, Torry, Tori, Torr. Namesake: Torrance (Calif.)

TOWNSEND: Old English for "from the end of town." A solid name for a future real estate mogul. Relatives: Towne, Townley, Townes. Namesake: Townsend Hoopes, Robert Townsend.

TRAVIS: Old French for "crossing." Although traditionally a boy's name, this would certainly work well for a girl. Relatives: Travers, Trever. Namesakes: Travis Jackson, Randy Travis, "Travis Magee."

TREMAYNE: Old Cornish for "house by the stones." Has an Old World cachet. Relative: Tremaine. Namesake: Johnny Tremain.

TRENT: From the Latin for "torrent." A potent name for a child who debuts during a rainstorm. Namesakes: Terrance Trent D'Arby, Trent Tucker, Council of Trent.

TREVOR: Irish Gaelic for "cautious." This name has long been in fashion in England. Namesakes: Trevor Howard, Trevor Nunn, Hugh Trevor-Roper.

TREY: Middle English for "third born." Trey may be used as a nickname for a child who has the same name as a parent and a grandparent. Relative: Tray. Namesake: "Old Dog Tray."

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