Baby Names: Names Starting with T

 

TURNER: Middle English for "carpenter." Namesakes: Nat Turner, Tina Turner, Lana Turner.

TURPIN: Old Norse for "thunder-Finn." Good for a boisterous Scandinavian. Namesakes: Dick Turpin, Archbishop Turpin.

TWAIN: Middle English for "two pieces." Samuel Langhorne Clemens took the pseudonym Mark Twain from Mississippi River slang. It means "two fathoms deep." Namesake: Mark Twain.

TYE: Old English for "enclosed." For trivia buffs, Buster Brown's dog was named Tighe. Relatives: Tie, Tigh, Tighe, Tiegh, Tynan, Tai. Namesakes: Tai Babilonia, Kenneth Tynan.

TYLER: Middle English for "tiler" or "roofer." It's hard to go wrong evoking a president's name: John Tyler was the tenth president of the United States. Namesakes: Mary Tyler Moore, Tyler (Tex.)

TYNE: Old English for "river." Relatives: Tain, Tine, Tyna. Namesake: Tyne Daly.

TYRONE: From the Greek for "king." Tyr was the god of battle in Nordic mythology. As Thor's brother, he possessed a magic sword, and despite losing a hand to a treacherous wolf, he never lost a fight. Relative: Tyron. Namesake: Tyrone Power.

TYRUS: From the Latin for "person from Tyre." Relative: Ty. Namesake: Ty Cobb.

TYSON: From the Old French for "son of a German." Perhaps the boxing champ will inspire a bevy of little Tysons. Namesake: Mike Tyson.

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