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French Names Starting with T

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According to its French origin, the meaning of Tananarive is ‘city of the thousands’. It is a gender-neutral name, traditionally given as a first name rather than as a surname. People with this name are often nicknamed Tan or Tana. Tananarive is pronounced as ‘ta-nana-rEEv-uh’. A famous person with this name is the American author Tananarive Due, who wrote the novels ‘Devil’s Wake’, ‘The Good House’ and ‘Blood Colony’.

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French

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A common name for both boys and girls, the meaning of Tavin is 'royal staff'. Traditionally of French origin, Tavin is a diminutive of the name 'Gustav' and 'Thomas'. In Irish culture, this name means 'royal stag', while in Scottish its meaning is looked upon as 'twin'. A spelling variant of the name Teeve, this name also means 'hill side'. When given as a name, it means 'gift' as well. This name is quite uncommon now so Tavin ranks low on the popularity list.

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French

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A name primarily chosen for girls, the meaning of Terese is 'harvestor'. This name has many origins, including French, Irish and Greek. In Greek, Terese means 'a reaper'. When given as a name, it means 'huntress' or 'fall queen'. Terese is also a popular saint's name in Scandinavia. A spelling variant of Terese is Teresa, and perhaps the most famous person with this name is the Albanian missionary Saint Teresa of Calcutta, who is best known as Mother Teresa.

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French

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The name Theoren is a gender-neutral name and is of French origin. The meaning of Theoren is 'hunter'. It is possibly a form of the name Theron (French for hunter), or Theirn (French variant of Theodore). If one considers it to be derived from the Ancient Greek name Theodoros’, which consists of two components, ‘theos’, meaning ‘a deity, divine, a god, God’, in conjunction with ‘doron’. Meaning ‘gift’. Hence, the name means ‘God's gift’.

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French

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The meaning of Therese is ‘harvester’ and it is of French origin. According to its German origin, the name Therese means ‘to reap, gather’. Famous people who share the name Therese include Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, the Queen of Bavaria, Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg, the Princess of Nassau-Weilburg, Therese Mathilde Amalie, the Duchess of Mecklenberg, Therese Johaug, a Norwegian cross-country skier, and Therese Neumann a German Catholic mystic and stigmatic.

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French

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A masculine name of Irish origin, the meaning of Thierry is 'power is mighty'. Derived from the Germanic 'Theodoric', this name also means 'ruler of the people'. Equivalent to English Derek, this is also a patronymic surname. In the Teutonic language, this name means 'people's rule'. This has now gone out of mainstream use.

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French

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The name Tierre is a feminine name and is of French and Spanish origin. The meaning of Tierre is 'earth or rock'. It is derived from the French word ‘terre’ meaning ‘earth’. It is a variant of the Spanish name Tierra, of the same meaning.

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French

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The meaning of Toussaint is ‘all saints’. It is a masculine name of French inception. Toussaint is used as a first name or surname and it is traditionally pronounced as ‘too-saa’. A famous person with this name is the American R&B singer Toussaint McCall, who sings ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ and ‘I’ll Do It For You’.

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French

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According to its French origin, the meaning of Triage is ‘sorting’. It is a gender-neutral name, derived from the French word 'trier'. People with this name are often nicknamed Tria or Tré. Most common as a given first name rather than as a surname, Triage is pronounced as ‘tree-aaJ’.

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French

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A name that has been used for both boys and girls, the meaning of Turquoise is 'Turkish'. Turquoise is also the name of a precious gem and it comes from the French expression 'pierre torques' or 'Turkish stone'. The name originated in the 13th century. Turquoise is a similar tone to Aqua. Turquoise Brown Erving, the ex-wife of basketball star Julius Erving, is a famous real-life person bearing this name.

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