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Gender: Female Meaning of Tallulah: "lady of abundance, or leaping water" Origin of Tallulah: Irish, Anglicized variation of Tuilelaith, or Choctaw

The name Tallulah is a girl's name of Irish, Native American origin meaning "lady of abundance, or leaping water". Tallulah and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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 Bankhead, American actress
Talulah Jane Riley, English actress, wife of entrepreneur Elon Musk
Tallulah Greive, British actress
Tallulah Sylvia Harlech, English actress
Tallulah Goldsmith, cousin 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
Talulah Sällström (b. 2001), daughter of actors Johanna and Albin Sällström
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
Talulah Ryan (b. 2009), daughter of actress Jennifer Ehle and Michael Ryan
Talulah Rue Price (b. 2013), daughter of actress Sara Rue and Kevin Price
Tallulah Anaïs Sykes (b. 2013), daughter of actress Marsha Thomason and Craig Sykes
Lena Tallulah Claypool, daughter of musician Les Claypool
Emma Tallulah Behn, daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway

Pop Culture References for the name Tallulah

Tallulah Black, character in Jonah Hex comics.
Tallulah, character and song in movie "Bugsy Malone".
Tallulah "Lu" Simmons, character on TV's "Crossing Jordan".
Jennifer Tallulah Humphrey, character in the "Gossip Girl" series.
Tallulah, minor character in TV's "Doctor Who".
Tallulah, character in Korean animated series "Tickety Tock" .
Talulah Gosh, English rock band.
"Tallulah," 2016 film and its main character.
"Tallulah," song by Sonata Arctica.
"Tallulah," song by Company of Thieves.
Tallulah, character in "Barbie as the Island Princess".
"Talula," song by Tori Amos.

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