Gender: Female Origin of Tanis: Variation of Tanith

Tanis Origin and Meaning

The name Tanis is a girl's name of Spanish origin.

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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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