Irish, variation of Tara
"rocky hill"

Taryn Origin and Meaning

The name Taryn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "rocky hill".

Taryn is an offshoot of Tara that has a variety of meanings in a variety of cultures. In 1953, Taryn was presented to the public as an invention by actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian for their daughter's name, at which point it gained a short spurt of popularity. Taryn returned to the Top 1000 in 1974, peaking in the 1980s, and has remained on the list ever since.

Nicollette Sheridan played a character named Taryn Blake in a 1980's TV series, and Taryn Baker was the name of an O.C. character.

# 853 in the US

Taryn Rank in US Top 1000

# 1141 on Nameberry

Taryn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Taryn Popularity

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Famous People Named Taryn

  • Taryn ManningAmerican actress
  • Taryn Nicole TerrellAmerican pro wrestler
  • Taryn Winter BrillAmerican news correspondent
  • Taryn SouthernAmerican singer/actress, contestant on "American Idol"
  • Taryn Stephanie PowerAmerican actress, daughter of actor Tyrone Power
  • Taryn SimonAmerican conceptual artist
  • Taryn WoodsAustralian Olympic water polo player
  • Taryn FiebigAustralian operatic soprano
  • Taryn HemmingsAmerican soccer player
  • Taryn BrumfittAustralian film director and founder of The Body Image Movement
  • Taryn Leigh FosheeMiss Mississippi 2006
  • Taryn ThomasAmerican adult film actress

Taryn in Pop Culture

  • Taryn Whitethe "beautiful and bad" teenage psychiatric patient in film "Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"
  • Taryn Blakecharacter on TV's "Paper Dolls"
  • Dr. Taryn Helmsurgical intern on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"