"Tate's homestead"

Tatum Origin and Meaning

The name Tatum is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Tate's homestead".

Tatum is strong, distinctive, energetic, and recommended, especially if your last name is as congenial as O'Neal. The name is now used for both genders, with the balance running about two to one in favor of the girls.

Though this surname became a first in the nineteenth century, it didn't become a ranked American girls' name until 1994, two decades after Tatum O'Neal won her Best Supporting Oscar at the age of ten. It seems to be on a slight downward trend, having fallen out of the Top 400 in 2015 for the first time since 2002.

Rose McGowan played a Tatum in the movie Scream. As a surname, Tatum is now strongly associated with popular actor Channing; in the past it was jazz pianist Art.

# 226 in the US

Tatum Rank in US Top 1000

# 492 on Nameberry

Tatum Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Tatum Popularity

Famous People Named Tatum

  • Tatum Danielle McCannAmerican actress
  • Tatum Beatrice O'NealAmerican actress; daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal
  • Tatum KeshwarMiss South Africa 2008
  • Tatum ReedAmerican adult film actress
  • Tatum Richeydaughter of songwriter George Richey
  • Tatum Fisher (b. 2006)daughter of basketball player/coach Derek Fisher
  • Tatum Schneider (b. 2007)daughter of baseball player Brian Schneider
  • Tatum Ella Reynolds (b. 2009)daughter of model Nikki Ziering and Rick Reynolds

Tatum in Pop Culture

  • Tatum Rileycharacter played by Rose McGowan in 'Scream'.