Tracy

Origin: English, Irish

Meaning: an English surname derived from a Norman-French place meaning “domain belonging to Thracius”, the latter meaning “of Thracia”.

It also has a separate origin as an Irish surname, from Gaelic O’Treasaigh meaning “descendant of the war-like one”.

Tracy has also been used as a short form of Theresa, either meaning “summer” from Greek theros or “to harvest” from Greek therizo.

Trace/Trayce is a diminutive form of the name.

Variants: Traci, Tracie, Traycie, Tracee, Traycee

Taharqa

Origin: Ancient Egyptian

Meaning: the name of a 7th century Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian dynasty, of unknown meaning.

He’s mentioned in the Bible, known as Tirhakah, who went to war against the Assyrian emperor Sennacherib at the king of Judah Hezekiah’s request, stalling the army and eventually forcing Sennacherib to abandon the siege.

Variants: Tirhakah (Biblical); Taharka

Tyro

Origin: Greek

Meaning: from Greek tyrôs meaning “cheese”

In Greek mythology, Tyro was a Thessalian princess who was in love with a river god, Enipeus, who refused her advances. Poseidon disguised himself as Enipeus and seduced Tyro, resulting in the birth of twin sons Pelias and Neleus, whom she left on a mountain to die of exposure though they were saved by a herdsman and raised as his own. Years down the line they came back and killed Tyro’s stepmother, Sidero, who had been mistreating her.

Tyro is also the mother of Aeson from her marriage to a mortal king, Cretheus, who later becomes the father of Jason of the Argo, making her his grandmother.

Tyro’s name was given to her because her complexion was fair as white goat’s cheese.

Titan

Origin: Greek

Meaning: though there are different theories to the name’s meaning, it could be derived from Greek titainô meaning “to stretch out” and “to strain”.

Titan is also a word referring to something gigantic in size or power, something that stands out for greatness of achievement and from which the word titanic originates from. In Greek mythology, the Titans preceded the Olympian gods, giant deities who ruled during the Golden Age and were later overthrown by the Olympian gods.

Titus

Origin: Ancient Roman

Meaning: a Roman praenomen possibly related to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or titio “fire-brand”, though it’s more likely of pre-Roman origin since it belonged to a Sabine king, Titus Tatius, who co-ruled with Romulus for some years.

Variants: Tita and Titia are feminine forms of the name.