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Gender: Female Meaning of Taraji: "hope" Origin of Taraji: Swahili

The name Taraji is a girl's name of Swahili origin meaning "hope". Taraji and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

This name gained widespread attention via the actress Taraji P. Henson, who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. A variant is Taraja.

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Famous People Named Taraji

Taraji Penda Henson, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Taraji


CupcakeGirl13 Says:



Guest Says:


I've always felt this had a nice lilt to it. I love names that mean hope! I also like (the unrelated) Zendaya.