Baby Names: Names Starting with T

 

TRIPP: Old English for "traveler" and common abbreviation for "the third." Like Trey, Tripp is used as a nickname for a child named for parent and a grandparent. A good choice if the child is destined for an exclusive prep school.

TRISTAN: Old Welsh for "noisy one" and Latin for "laborer." The love story of Tristan and Isolde (or Iseult) is a classic literary folk tale. Tristan (sometimes appearing as Tristram) was also one of the knights of King Arthur's Round Table. Relative: Tristram. Namesakes: Tristan de Cunha, Tristram Coffin, Tristram Shandy.

TROY: From the French place name "Troyes," and the ancient city in Asia Minor. Troy weight refers to a system of measuring precious metals. According to Greek mythology. Troilus was killed by Achilles. Relative: Troilus. Namesakes: Troy Donahue, Helen of Troy, Troilus and Cressida.

TRUMAN: Old English for "disciple." Relatives: Truesdale, True. Namesakes: Truman Capote, Harry S. Truman.

TUCKER: Middle English for "tailor." In Great Britain, "tuck" or "tucker" is a colloquialism for food. To eat is to "tuck it in." But you may feel too tuckered out to worry about details. Relatives: Tuckman, Tuck. Namesakes: Tucker Frederickson, Sophie Tucker, "Friar Tuck," Tucker automobiles.

TUESDAY: From the Old English for "the day of the week." Of the days of the week, this is the most popular. Namesakes: Tuesday Weld, "Ruby Tuesday."

TULLY: Irish Gaelic for "a people" or "peaceful one." The derivations for Tully make this a special choice. Namesake: Alice Tully.

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