Variation of Tanith, Phoenician mythological name, or Native American, Cree

Tanis Origin and Meaning

The name Tanis is girl's name meaning "daughter".
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. Some sources consider it a variation of Tanith, who is a Phoenician moon goddess and fertility figure, while others say it is a North American indigenous name from the Cree culture, meaning daughter. It may in fact have two separate derivations and meanings, but in any case is a lovely and unusual name.

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Famous People Named Tanis

  • Tanis GrayAmerican knitwear designer
  • Tanis Eva Bulkeley GuinnessBritish heiress
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Tanis in Pop Culture

  • TanisGreek name for the Semitic goddess Tanith
  • Tanis Judiquecharacter in Sinclair Lewis's satirical novel 'Babbitt' (1922)
  • Tanisthe Sang,digger', an 1893 novel by Amelie Rives (Princess Troubetzkoy)
  • Tanis HalfElven, a main character in the 'Dragonlance' series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
  • Tanisadorable little mummy in the movie 'Scooby,Doo and the Ghoul School'
  • Tanispodcast named for the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis
  • Anagram of "Saint"
  • TanisCree name meaning "daughter"
  • Tanisa character in the Canadian television sitcom 'Letterkenny'