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Top Baby Names Starting with T

Baby names starting with T can read traditional or trendy, but none are overly popular. The most common T name for boys is Theodore, a name that is arguably traditional and trendy, as it has classic roots but is nearing an all-time popularity high. For girls, the most common T name is Taylor, a holdout from its peak at the end of the last millennium.

Along with Taylor, other girl names beginning with T in the US Top 400 include Trinity, Teagan, Tessa, Thea, and Talia. In addition to Theodore, other boy names starting with T in the US Top 400 include Thomas, Tyler, Tristan, Tucker, and Thiago.

Rare T names with considerable appeal include the virtuous True, spiritual Tao, poetic Tennyson, and mythological Thisbe. A handful of celebrity parents have embraced quirky names with the T initial for their children, such as Tennessee (Reese Witherspoon), Tallulah (Billie Piper) and Tabitha (Hugh Grant).

Here is our comprehensive collection of baby names starting with T. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Theodore

    Theodore is a derivative of the Latin Theodorus, a variation of the Greek name Theodōros. The components are from the Greek words theos, meaning “God,” and dōron, meaning “gift,”... Read More 

  • Thomas

    Thomas is the Greek variation of the Aramaic name Ta’oma’. It came about because there were too many apostles named Judas; Jesus renamed one Thomas—meaning "twin"—to distinguish him from Judas... Read More 

  • Tyler

    The presidential Tyler rocketed up popularity charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s (it ranked Number 9 for that entire decade), along with cousin Taylor, becoming almost pandemic across the... Read More 

  • Taylor

    Taylor is one of the prime unisex surnames used for girls and has also been a soap opera favorite. Taylor was in the Top 10 for the last several years of the twentieth century, so that now it... Read More 

  • Tristan

    Tristan -- known through medieval legend and Wagnerian opera -- has a slightly wistful, touching air. This, combined with the name's popular "an" ending, makes Tristan very appealing to parents... Read More 

  • Trinity

    Trinity bounded up the charts after the release of The Matrix, whose heroine was named Trinity. Country singer Trace Adkins used it for his daughter.Read More 

  • Thiago

    Some high-profile soccer stars, such as Thiago Silva, have contributed to its success. The correct Portuguese pronunciation is chee-AH-go.Read More 

  • Teagan

    As Meghan/Megan and Reagan/Regan show signs of wilting, along comes Teagan to take up the slack: definitely one to consider. The vast majority of American babies named Teagan are now girls. A... Read More 

  • Timothy

    A second-tier classic, the New Testament Timothy moves in and out of fashion more than John and James. But though it peaked in the 1960s, many modern parents still appreciate its familiarity and... Read More 

  • Theo

    Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and... Read More