50 Baby Names That Start With the Letter "T"

Learn the meaning and origins of popular baby names that start with "T."

Baby Names That Start With the Letter "T" (Baby with letters) - Photo Illustration by Michela Buttignol

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If you're thinking about naming your baby something that starts with the letter "T," you have plenty of options to choose from. Looking for a name that's been popular for decades? "T" has those. Prefer to think out of the box a bit? "T" has more unique options as well.

But one thing is for sure: Any name you love will be the right name for your new little one. Get inspired by one of these names that starts with the letter "T".


  • Origin: Aramaic
  • Meaning: Gazelle and gracious
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tabatha
  • Famous Namesakes: Author Stephen King's wife is named Tabitha King.
  • Peak Popularity: The most popular year for Tabitha was 1978.


  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Best wishes
  • Famous Namesakes: Jameela Jamil played Tahani al Jamil on the hit NBC show "The Good Place."
  • Peak Popularity: Tahani has never been in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: Australian
  • Meaning: Near waters
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Thalia, Taliah, Tahlia
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Talia Balsam
  • Peak Popularity: The most popular year for the name Talia was 2015.


  • Origin: Native American
  • Meaning: Leaping water
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Talula, Tallulah
  • Famous Namesakes: Tallulah Willis is the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.
  • Peak Popularity: Talulah has never cracked the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Date palm
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tamara Mowry
  • Peak Popularity: Tamara hit its peak popularity in the mid-1970s.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Date palm
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tami
  • Famous Namesakes: Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth
  • Peak Popularity: Tammy was a top 10 name for girls from 1966 to 1971.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Twin
  • Famous Namesakes: British actress Tamsin Egerton
  • Peak Popularity: Tamsin has not been a top 1,000 name any year since 1900.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Leather maker
  • Famous Namesakes: Professional baseball player Tanner Roark and professional racecar driver Tanner Foust
  • Peak Popularity: The late-1990s was a popular time for the name Tanner.


  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Hill or star
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tara Reid and professional ice skater Tara Lipinski
  • Peak Popularity: The name Tara was popular in the 1970s.


  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Thunder
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Taron
  • Famous Namesakes: Comedian Taran Killam and actor Taron Egerton
  • Peak Popularity: Taran has never cracked the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: Birthday
  • Famous Namesakes: Journalist Tasha Robinson
  • Peak Popularity: The name Tasha peaked in 1980.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Cheerful
  • Peak Popularity: Tate's biggest year was 2021, so its popularity may be on the rise.


  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: Fairy queen
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tatianna
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tatiana Maslany
  • Peak Popularity: Tatiana peaked in popularity in 1999.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Tailor
  • Famous Namesakes: Music superstar Taylor Swift and actor Taylor Kitsch
  • Peak Popularity: Taylor was most popular in the mid-1990s, when it was in the top 10 girls' names.


  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Attractive or poet
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tieghan, Tegan
  • Famous Namesakes: Tegan Quin of pop duo Tegan and Sara, bestselling cookbook author Tieghan Girard
  • Peak Popularity: Teagan was most popular in the late-2010s.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Wealthy protector
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Ted
  • Famous Namesakes: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
  • Peak Popularity: The 1930s were a big decade for the name Teddy.


  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Burnt clearing
  • Famous Namesakes: "The Bachelor" star Tenley Molzahn
  • Peak Popularity: The most popular year for the name Tenley was 2011.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Smooth
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Terrence
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Terrance Howard
  • Peak Popularity: Terrance was most popular in 1980.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Fourth child
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tessa Thompson
  • Peak Popularity: 2007 was the biggest year for the name Tessa.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Goddess
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tea
  • Peak Popularity: The name Thea was most popular in 2017.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God's gift
  • Famous Namesakes: Theo Epstein is a successful professional baseball executive.
  • Peak Popularity: The name Theo peaked in popularity in 2021.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God's gift
  • Famous Namesakes: Musician Theodore "Ted" Nugent
  • Peak Popularity: Theodore was the number ten boy's name in 2021.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Late summer
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Teresa
  • Famous Namesakes: Theresa May is the former prime minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Peak Popularity: Theresa was a very popular name in the 1950s and 1960s.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Ruler of the people
  • Famous Namesakes: Thierry Henry is a former professional soccer player and current coach.
  • Peak Popularity: Thierry has never been in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: Aramaic
  • Meaning: Twin
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tom
  • Famous Namesakes: Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady and actor Tom Hardy
  • Peak Popularity: Thomas was most popular in the 1940s and early 1950s when it was the eighth most popular name in the U.S.


  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Aunt or goddess
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tia Mowry
  • Peak Popularity: Tia hit its peak in the early 1980s.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Revelation of God
  • Famous Namesakes: Comedian Tiffany Haddish
  • Peak Popularity: Tiffany was in the top 25 girls' names in the U.S. from 1980 to 1990.


  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Mighty in battle
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Tilda Swinton
  • Peak Popularity: The most popular year for the name Tilda was 1901.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God's honor
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tim, Timmy, Timothee
  • Famous Namesakes: Actors Timothy Olyphant and Timothee Chalamet
  • Peak Popularity: In 1966 and 1967, Timothy was the eleventh most popular name in the U.S.


  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Tynni's hill
  • Famous Namesakes: Tinsley Mortimer is one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of New York City."
  • Peak Popularity: Tinsley was most popular in 2020.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Title of honor
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tituss
  • Famous Namesakes: Actors Titus Welliver and Tituss Burgess
  • Peak Popularity: The name Titus hit peak popularity in 2015.


  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is good
  • Famous Namesakes: Professional basketball player Tobias Harris and actor Tobias Menzies
  • Peak Popularity: The year 2016 was the most popular year for Tobias.


  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is good
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tobey
  • Famous Namesakes: Country singer Toby Keith and actor Tobey Maguire
  • Peak Popularity: Toby was most popular in the mid-1970s.


  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Priceless one
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Toni
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Tony Bennett and former quarterback Tony Romo
  • Peak Popularity: The name Tony was the most popular in the 1960s.


  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: Praiseworthy
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tanya
  • Famous Namesakes: Figure skater Tonya Harding
  • Peak Popularity: Tonya was a popular name in the early 1970s.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Victory
  • Alternative Spellings and Variations: Tori
  • Famous Namesakes: Fashion designer Tory Burch
  • Peak Popularity: The biggest year for the name Tory was 1977.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: To cross over
  • Famous Namesakes: Musician Travis Barker
  • Peak Popularity: Travis was in the top 50 boys' names from 1976 all the way up to 1993.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Something of value
  • Peak Popularity: The last three years have been the most popular for the name Treasure.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Trent's town
  • Peak Popularity: The most popular year for Trenton was 2007.


  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Great settlement
  • Famous Namesakes: Professional basketball player Trevor Ariza
  • Peak Popularity: Trevor was in the top 100 boys' names in the US from 1986 to 2003.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Triad
  • Famous Namesakes: Carrie-Anne Moss's character in the "The Matrix" series is named Trinity.
  • Peak Popularity: Trinity cracked the top 50 girls' names in 2004 and 2005.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: One who tripped
  • Peak Popularity: With 2021 as its biggest year yet, the name Tripp is on the upswing.


  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: Sad or melancholy
  • Famous Namesakes: Professional basketball player Tristan Thompson
  • Peak Popularity: The biggest year for the name Tristan was 1996.


  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Descendant of a foot soldier
  • Famous Namesakes: Former professional football player Troy Aikman
  • Peak Popularity: The late-1960s were a popular period for the name Troy.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Garment maker
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Tucker Smallwood
  • Peak Popularity: The popularity of the name Tucker has been consistently high for the last decade.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: The second (or third) day of the week
  • Peak Popularity: Tuesday has not been in the top 1,000 names in the U.S. any year since 1900.


  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Mighty people
  • Famous Namesakes: Former professional football player Tully Banta-Cain
  • Peak Popularity: Tully has never been in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: Tile maker
  • Famous Namesakes: Rapper Tyler, the Creator
  • Peak Popularity: Tyler cracked the top five names in the U.S. in 1993 and 1994.


  • Origin: Invented name
  • Famous Namesakes: Peter Dinklage's character on "Game of Thrones" was named Tyrion.
  • Peak Popularity: Tyrion has yet to crack the top 1,000 names in the U.S.


  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: High-spirited
  • Famous Namesakes: Former professional basketball player Tyson Chandler
  • Peak Popularity: Tyson peaked in popularity in 2009.
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By Alyssa Sybertz
Alyssa has been writing about health and wellness since 2013. Her work has appeared in print in publications like FIRST for Women, Woman's World, and Closer Weekly and online at places like TheHealthy.com, Allrecipes.com, and OnePeloton.com. She is the author of The OMAD Diet and has served as editor-in-chief for two magazines about intermittent fasting.