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Gender: Female Origin of Tanis: Variation of Tanith

The name Tanis is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Tanis and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

This obscure name found in Sinclair Lewis's 1923 novel Babbitt is a bit hipper than most other is-ending names like Janis and Doris. It is a variation of Tanith, who is a Phoenician serpent goddess.

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Famous People Named Tanis

Tanis Gray, American knitwear designer
Tanis Eva Bulkeley Guinness, British heiress
Tanis Miller, blogger

Pop Culture References for the name Tanis

Tanis, Greek name for the Semitic goddess Tanith
Tanis Judique, character in Sinclair Lewis's satirical novel 'Babbitt' (1922)
Tanis, the Sang-digger', an 1893 novel by Amelie Rives (Princess Troubetzkoy)
Tanis Half-Elven, a main character in the 'Dragonlance' series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
Tanis, adorable little mummy in the movie 'Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School'
Tanis, podcast named for the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis
Anagram of "Saint"
Tanis, Cree name meaning "daughter"
Tanis, a character in the Canadian television sitcom 'Letterkenny'

Tanisha, Tannis


TaliaCat Says:


Interesting name. Not sure I truly like it for a daughter, but it would be fabulous for a siamese cat

Lumille Says:


In what world does Tanis mean 'camp of glory'? And Spanish?? This site has clearly given up on presenting correct information.

snowsbeloved Says:


I'm sorry but I think of athlete's foot or another health issue.

Blue_Eyed_Hufflepuff Says:


I really like this name