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  1. TIBBY: Pet form of English Theobald, meaning "people-bold." Compare with feminine Tibby.
  2. TIERNAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Tighearnán, meaning "little lord."
  3. TIERNEY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Tighearnach, meaning "lord."
  4. TIKVA: Variant spelling of English unisex Tikvah, meaning "hope." 
  5. TIKVAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Tiqvah, meaning "hope." In the bible, this is strictly a masculine name, the name of the father of Shallum.
  6. TIM: Short form of English Timothy, meaning "to honor God."
  7. TIMMY: Pet form of English Timothy, meaning "to honor God."
  8. TIMO: Short form of English Timothy, meaning "to honor God." Compare with other forms of Timo.
  9. TIMOTHY: English form of Greek Timotheos, meaning "to honor God." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. He was martyred at Ephesus.
  10. TIRAS: Anglicized form of Hebrew Tiyrac, meaning "desire." In the bible, this is the name of a grandson of Noah.
  11. TOAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Tuathal, meaning "ruler of the people."
  12. TOBIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Towbiyah, meaning "God is good." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a Babylonian exile returnee. 
  13. TOBIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a pet form of Greek Tobias, meaning "God is good."
  14. TOBY: Pet form of English Tobiah and Greek Tobias, meaning "God is good." 
  15. TOD: Variant spelling of English Todd, meaning "fox."
  16. TODD: English surname transferred to forename use, from a byname for a cunning person or someone with red hair, from Middle English todde, meaning "fox."
  17. TOLBERT: English name of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements tal "destroy" and bod "message, tidings," hence "messenger of destruction."
  18. TOLLY: Pet form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
  19. TOM: Short form of English Thomas, meaning "twin."
  20. TOMMI: Variant spelling of English Tommy, meaning "twin." Compare with another form of Tommi.
  21. TOMMIE: Variant spelling of English Tommy, meaning "twin."
  22. TOMMY: Pet form of English Thomas, meaning "twin."
  23. TONE: Pet form of English Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  24. TONEY: Pet form of English Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable."
  25. TONY: English unisex pet form of Anthony and Antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable."
  26. TOPHER: Short form of English Christopher, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
  27. TRACE: Short form of English unisex Tracy, meaning "place of Thracius."
  28. TRACEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Tracy, meaning "place of Thracius."
  29. TRACY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a Norman baronial name meaning "place of Thracius."
  30. TRAFFORD: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements træppe "fish-trap" and ford "ford," hence "fish-trap ford."
  31. TRAHERNE: Anglicized form of Welsh Trahaearn, meaning "very iron-like."
  32. TRANTER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from a name for a "peddler, hawker," who drove a wagon, derived from the Middle English word traunter, meaning "to convey."
  33. TRAVERS: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Norman French word traverser, meaning "to cross," a name used for someone who was a "collector of bridge or road tolls." Compare with Travis
  34. TRAVIS: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English word travis, meaning "crossing," a derivative of Old French traverser "to cross," a name used for someone who was a "collector of bridge or road tolls." 
  35. TRENT: English topographic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "lives on the river-bank."
  36. TRENTON: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "Trent's settlement."
  37. TREV: Short form of English Trevor, meaning "large settlement."
  38. TREVELYAN: English surname of Cornish origin, transferred to forename use, derived from a place name meaning "settlement of Elian."
  39. TREVOR: Anglicized form of Welsh Trefor, meaning "large settlement." 
  40. TREY: English name meaning "three."
  41. TRISTEN: English variant spelling of French Tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."
  42. TRISTIN: English variant spelling of French Tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."
  43. TRISTON: English variant spelling of French Tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."
  44. TROY: English surname of French origin, transferred to forename use, meaning "from Troyes."
  45. TRUEMAN: Variant spelling of English Truman, meaning "true man."
  46. TRUMAN: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements treowe "true, trustworthy" and mann "man," hence "true man."
  47. TUBAL (תּוּבַל): Anglicized form of Hebrew Tuwbal, meaning "thou shall be brought." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Japheth, and may also have been an ancestor of the Basques (see Aitor).
  48. TUBAL-CAIN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Tuwbal Qayin, meaning "thou shall be brought of Cain." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lamech, said to be an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron.
  49. TUCKER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "cloth fuller."
  50. TUCSON: Modern English name derived from the name of a city in Arizona, from the Spanish form of O'odham Cuk Son, meaning "black base."
  51. TUDOR: Anglicized form of Welsh Tudur, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  52. TURLOUGH: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Toirdhealbhach, meaning "instigator."
  53. TY: Short form of English names beginning with Ty-.
  54. TYBALT: Medieval form of English Theobald, meaning "people-bold."
  55. TYE: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English word tye, meaning "pasture."
  56. TYLAR: Variant spelling of English Tyler, meaning "roof-tiler."
  57. TYLER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "roof-tiler."
  58. TYLOR: Variant spelling of English Tyler, meaning "roof-tiler."
  59. TYRELL: Variant spelling of English Tyrrell, possibly meaning "stubborn."
  60. TYRON: Variant spelling of English Tyrone, meaning "land of Owen."
  61. TYRONE: English name derived from an Irish county name, from Gaelic Tir Eoghain, meaning "land of Owen." 
  62. TYRRELL: English surname transferred to forename use, possibly derived from a Norman byname for a "stubborn" person.
  63. TYSON: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a byname for a person who is "fiery tempered," from the Old French word tison, meaning "firebrand."
  64. UEL: Short form of English Samuel, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  65. ULICK
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Uilleag, meaning "will-helmet."
    2. Possibly a Middle English form of Old High German Willerich, meaning "will-power."
  66. ULRIC: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wulfric, meaning "wolf power." 
  67. ULRICK: Variant spelling of English Ulric, meaning "wolf power."
  68. ULTAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ultán, meaning "of Ulster."
  69. UNI: Variant spelling of English Unni, meaning "afflicted, depressed."
  70. UNNI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Unniy, meaning "afflicted, depressed." In the bible, this is the name of two Levites.
  71. UPTON: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements up "upper" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "upper settlement."
  72. UR: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwr, meaning "flame or light of fire," also possibly "revelation." In the bible, this is the native place of Abraham, the city of the Chaldeans, and a center of moon worship. Compare with other forms of Ur.
  73. URBAN: English form of Latin Urbane, meaning "of the city."
  74. URI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwriy, meaning "fiery" or "my flame, my light." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a prince of Judah. 
  75. URIA: Variant spelling of English Uriah, meaning "flame of Jehovah" or "God is my light."
  76. URIAH: Anglicized form of Greek Ourias (Hebrew Uwriyah), meaning "flame of Jehovah" or "God is my light." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the husband of Bathsheba
  77. URIAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uryan, meaning "light."
  78. URIEL (אוּרִיאֵל): Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwriyel, meaning "flame of God" or "light of the Lord." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite, and the maternal grandfather of Abijah. It is also the name of one of the seven archangels whose names were removed from the Church's list of recognized angels in 145 A.D. He was said to have been one of the angels stationed at God's throne. He was considered the wisest of the archangels because his light was not merely of the physical kind, but rather the ultra-spiritual kind, making him highly intellectually illuminated. Some think Uriel was the angel who warned Noah of the coming flood, and helped the prophet Ezra interpret a prediction concerning the coming Messiah. He is also said to be the angel of divine magic, alchemy, writing, earthquakes, floods, and other kinds of cataclysms. 
  79. URIJAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwriyah, meaning "flame of Jehovah" or "God is my light." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including and a prophet slain by Jehoiakim
  80. UTAI: Variant spelling of English Uthai, meaning "whom Jehovah helps."
  81. UTHAI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwthay, meaning "whom Jehovah helps." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ammihud and a son of Bigvai
  82. UZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwts, meaning "soft and sandy earth" or "to consult." In the bible, this is the name of the country of Job, a son of Aram, a son of Nahor, and a son of Dishan
  83. UZAL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwzal, of uncertain derivation, possibly meaning "to depart, to leave," "to be flooded," or "to be exhausted." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Joktan.
  84. UZIA: Variant spelling of English Uzzia, meaning "power of Jehovah." 
  85. UZIAH: Variant spelling of English Uzzia, meaning "power of Jehovah." 
  86. UZIEL: Variant spelling of English Uzziel, meaning "God is my strength."
  87. UZZIA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uzziya, meaning "power of Jehovah." In the bible, this is the name of one of David's warriors.
  88. UZZIAH: Variant spelling of English Uzzia, meaning "power of Jehovah."
  89. UZZIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Uzziyel, meaning "God is my strength." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a grandson of Levi.
  90. VAL: Unisex short form of English Valentine and Latin Valentina, both meaning "healthy, strong."
  91. VALENTINE: English form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong." Compare with feminine Valentine.
  92. VAN: Short form of English Vance, meaning "lives by a fen/marsh."
  93. VANCE: English topographic surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Old English word fenn "fen," hence "lives by a fen/marsh."
  94. VERE: English surname transferred to forename use, from a Norman baronial name meaning "alder."
  95. VERGIL: Variant spelling of English Virgil, possibly meaning "flourishing." Compare with another form of Vergil.
  96. VERN: Short form of English Vernon, meaning "place of alder trees."
  97. VERNE: Variant spelling of English Vern, meaning "place of alder trees."
  98. VERNON: English surname transferred to forename use, from a Norman French baronial name meaning "place of alder trees."
  99. VESTER: Short form of English Sylvester, meaning "from the forest."
  100. VIC: English unisex short form of Latin Victor "conqueror" and Victoria "conqueror" or "victory."
  101. VICK: English short form of Roman Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."
  102. VICTOR: Roman Latin name meaning "conqueror." 
  103. VIN: Short form of English Vincent, meaning "conquering."
  104. VINCE: Short form of English Vincent, meaning "conquering." Compare with another form of Vince.
  105. VINCENT: English name derived from Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
  106. VIRGIL: English name derived from Latin Virgilius, possibly meaning "flourishing." 
  107. VORTIGERN: Anglicized form of Old Welsh Guorthigern, meaning "high lord" or "overlord." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the king who allowed the Saxons to settle in Britain in return for the hand of Hengist's daughter. Because his castle, Dinas Emrys, kept collapsing, Vortigern consulted Aurelius Ambrosianus, whom Geoffrey of Monmouth identified with Merlin in his retelling of the story. 
  108. WADE
    1. English topographical surname transferred to forename use, meaning "lives near the river crossing."
    2. Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wada (the name of a sea giant), meaning "to go," in the sense of going forward, proceeding.
  109. WAINAMOINEN: Anglicized form of Finnish Väinämöinen, meaning "wide and slow-flowing river."
  110. WALKER
    1. English name derived from the Scandinavian habitational surname Walkyr, from kiarr, meaning "from the wall by the marsh."
    2. English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Middle English walkere from Old English wealcere ("to walk, tread"), hence "cloth fuller." 
  111. WALLACE: English surname transferred to forename use, from an ethnic byname, from Old French waleis, meaning "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman.
  112. WALLIS: Variant spelling of English Wallace, meaning "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman.
  113. WALLY: Pet form of English Wallace "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman, and Walter "ruler of the army."
  114. WALT: Short form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
  115. WALTER: English form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
  116. WALTON: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wæll "spring" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "spring settlement."
  117. WARD: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English weard, meaning "guard, watchman." 
  118. WARNER: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the German personal name Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
  119. WARREN: English surname of Norman French origin, transferred to forename use, from a place called La Varenne, meaning "game-park." 
  120. WARWICK: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wær "dam" and wic "dairy farm," hence "lives by the dam near the dairy farm."
  121. WASHINGTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the village of Washington in Co. Durham, named from Old English Wassingtun, meaning "Wassa's settlement." 
  122. WAT: Old pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
  123. WATKIN: Old Pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
  124. WAYLAND: English form of German Wieland, meaning "war territory" or "battlefield."
  125. WAYNE: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "cartwright; wagon-maker."
  126. WEAVER:
    1. English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a place in Cheshire named after the river Weaver which got its name form Old English wefer, meaning "winding."
    2. English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from Middle English weven, meaning "to weave," hence "weaver."
  127. WEBSTER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from early Middle English webber, meaning "weaver."
  128. WELDON: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wella "spring, stream" and dun "hill," hence "spring hill."
  129. WENDEL: Old High German name meaning "a Wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
  130. WESLEY: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of Westley, meaning "western meadow." 
  131. WESTLEY: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places called Westley, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "western meadow." 
  132. WESTON: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "western settlement."
  133. WHITAKER: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from various place names composed of the Old English elements hwit "white" and æcer "cultivated land," hence "white acres."
  134. WHITNEY: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places derived from the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey ("by the white island"), hence "white island."
  135. WIL: Short form of Old English names beginning with Wil-, meaning "will."
  136. WILBER: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Middle English elements wild "wild" and bor "boar," hence "wild boar."
  137. WILBUR: Variant spelling of Middle English Wilber, meaning "wild boar."
  138. WILBURN: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, probably from the name of a lost place composed of the Old English elements wella "well, spring" and burn "boiling, bubbling, running water," hence "bubbling stream" or perhaps "boiling spring." 
  139. WILEY: Old English name meaning "water meadow." Compare with another form of Wiley.
  140. WILF: Short form of Middle English Wilfred, meaning "desires peace."
  141. WILFORD: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the name Will and the word ford "ford," hence "Will's river crossing."
  142. WILFRED: Variant spelling of Middle English Wilfrid, meaning "desires peace." 
  143. WILFRID: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wilfrið, meaning "desires peace."
  144. WILL: Short form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
  145. WILLARD: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wilheard, meaning "strong-willed." 
  146. WILLIAM: English form of Norman French Willelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  147. WILLIE: Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet." Compare with another form of Willie.
  148. WILLIS: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Will."
  149. WILLOUGHBY: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of Old English wilig "willow" and Old Norse býr "settlement," hence "willow settlement."
  150. WILLY: Pet form of English Will, meaning "will-helmet."

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