Choctaw, Irish
"leaping water, lady of abundance"

Tallulah Origin and Meaning

The name Tallulah is a girl's name of Irish, Native American origin meaning "leaping water, lady of abundance".

As memories of the outragrous actress Talullah Bankhead have faded, this hauntingly euphonious Choctaw name has re-entered the public domain. A modern hipster favorite, it's been chosen for their daughters by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patrick Dempsey, Damian Dash, Rachel Roy and Sara Rue, trail-blazed by Demi Moore and Bruce Willis for their now grown daughter. (Trivia tidbit: Bankhead's namesake was her paternal grandmother who, in turn, was named after the Georgia town of Tallulah Falls.)

When spelled Tallula, as rocker Simon Le Bon did for his daughter, it is also a traditional Irish name that was borne by two saints.

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Famous People Named Tallulah

  • Tallulah Brockman BankheadAmerican actress
  • Tallulah GreiveBritish actress
  • Tallulah Sylvia HarlechEnglish actress
  • Tallulah Goldsmithcousin of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  • Tallulah Belle Willis (b. 1994)daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
  • Tallulah Novogratz (b. 1997)daughter of designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz; twin of sister Bellamy
  • Tallulah Lilac Morgan (b. 2004)daughter of actress Jessie Wallace and Dave Morgan
  • Tallulah Grace Lascelles (b. 2005)great,great,granddaughter of King George V; in line to the British throne
  • Tallulah Andrews (b. 2006)daughter of actress/matchmaker Amber Kelleher and Nicholas Andrews
  • Tallulah Hoffman (b. 2007)daughter of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Tallulah Ruth Dash (b. 2008)daughter of Damon Dash and designer Rachel Roy
  • Tallulah Stephens (b. 2009)daughter of actors Toby Stephens and Anna,Louise Plowman
  • Tallulah AnaĂŻs Sykes (b. 2013)daughter of actress Marsha Thomason and Craig Sykes
  • Tallulah Lloyd (b.2019) daughter of Billie Piper

Tallulah in Pop Culture

  • Tallulah Blackcharacter in Jonah Hex comics.
  • Tallulahcharacter and song in movie "Bugsy Malone".
  • Tallulah "Lu" Simmonscharacter on TV's "Crossing Jordan".
  • Jennifer Tallulah Humphreycharacter in the "Gossip Girl" series.
  • Tallulahminor character in TV's "Doctor Who".
  • Tallulahcharacter in Korean animated series "Tickety Tock" .
  • Talulah GoshEnglish rock band.
  • "Tallulah" 2016 film and its main character.
  • "Tallulah" song by Sonata Arctica.
  • "Tallulah" song by Company of Thieves.
  • Tallulahcharacter in "Barbie as the Island Princess".
  • "Talula" song by Tori Amos.

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