Hebrew; Australian Aboriginal
"gentle dew from heaven; by the water"

Talia Origin and Meaning

The name Talia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "gentle dew from heaven; by the water".

Talia is derived from the Hebrew elements tal, meaning "dew," and yah, in reference to God. In the mythology of one ancient sect, Talia was one of ten angels who attended the sun on its daily course. The occasionally homophonous name Thalia has unrelated Greek origins.

In tandem with the longer-form Natalia, this pretty Russian-flavored girls’ name has been rising in the popularity charts in the US.

A prominent bearer is Talia Shire, doomed to go down in cinema history as Rocky's mousy girlfriend Adrienne, along with actress Talia Balsam, aka the former Mrs. George Clooney. Most recently, Talia was attributed to YouTube star Talia Joy Castellano, a young girl battling cancer who passed away at age 13.

Talia is also an Australian Aboriginal name meaning "near water".

# 264 in the US

Talia Rank in US Top 1000

# 87 on Nameberry

Talia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Talia Popularity

Famous People Named Talia

  • Talia BalsamAmerican actress
  • Talia Rose ShireAmerican actress
  • Talia Joy CastellanoAmerican YouTube beauty guru and leukemia patient
  • Talia Madison aka Velvet SkyAmerican pro wrestler
  • Talia Elizabeth Jones (b. 1968)daughter of singer Davy Jones of The Monkees
  • Talia Caldwell (b. 1991)American basketball player; daughter of NFL player Ravin Caldwell and actress Teal Marchande
  • Talia Chiarelli (b. 1995)Canadian gymnast; daughter of ice hockey player/manager Peter Chiarelli
  • Talia Whitmey (b. 2003)daughter of actors Abigail Thaw and Nigel Whitmey
  • Talia Serafina Fiore (b. 2012)daughter of actress Erica Cerra and Raffaele Fiore
  • Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka FKA TwigsEnglish pop singer

Talia in Pop Culture

  • Talia al Ghulcharacter in the Batman series
  • "Talia" song by King Princess
  • Talia "Tali" Davidcharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Talia SandovalMendoza, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Talia Halecharacter on TV's "Teen Wolf"
  • Talia Sahidcharacter on TV soap "One Life to Live"
  • Taliacharacter in the 2019 film "Hustlers"
  • Taliaprincess in the legend that inspired the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale
  • Taliacharacter in "Fred the Movie 2: Night of the Living Fred"
  • Talia Gladyscharacter in anime "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED"
  • Talia Winterscharacter on TV's "Babylon 5"
  • Queen Taliaa character from the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Taliacharacter in "Arrows of the Queen" by Mercedes Lackey
  • Taliaghost in the manga series "Brody's Ghost" by Mark Crilley
  • Talia Parramain character on TV's "Talia in the Kitchen"
  • Talia Forrestercharacter in the video game Telltale's Game of Thrones