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Gender: F Meaning of Tanis: "camp of glory" Origin of Tanis: Spanish

This obscure name found in Sinclair Lewis's 1923 novel Babbitt is a bit hipper than most other is-ending names like Janis and Doris.

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Famous People Named Tanis

Tanis Gray, American knitwear designer
Tanis Guinness, 1908-93, member of the Guinness brewing family (sister of Loel Guinness and Meraud Guevara)
Tanis Miller, blogger

Pop Culture References for the Name Tanis

Tanis, Greek name for the Semitic goddess Tanith
Tanis Judique, character in Sinclair Lewis's satirical novel 'Babbitt' (1922)
Title character of 'Tanis, the Sang-digger', an 1893 novel by Amelie Rives (Princess Troubetzkoy)
Tanis Half-Elven, a main character in the 'Dragonlance' series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
Tanis, an adorable little Mummy in the movie Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School
Patricia Tannis (goes by Tannis), character in Borderlands video games
Name of a girl in Lucy Maud Montgomery's short story "Tannis of the Flats"
Tannis root is the fictional, mysterious herb used by the devil-worshiping neighbors of Rosemary in Roman Polanski's classic Rosemary's Baby, and in the novel of the same name by Ira Levin

Tanisha, Tannis