The Ts of Ukrainian names

Male names:

Taras is the Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian form of the Greek name Tarasios, which possibly means “from Taras.” Taras Shevchenko is Ukraine’s great national writer, who was also a prolific artist.

Tereshko is a folk or diminutive form of Terentiy, which comes from the Roman family name Terentius (of unknown meaning).

Trokhym comes from the Greek name Trophimos (nourishing).

Tyberiy is the Ukrainian form of the Roman praenomen Tiberius (of the Tiber River).

Tykhon comes from the Greek name Tychon and the word tyche (fortune, luck, chance).

Tymish is a folk or diminutive form of Tymofiy (see below).

Tymofiy is the Ukrainian form of Timothy, which comes from the Greek name Timotheos (honouring God).

Female names:

Tamusya is a rare diminutive of Tamara, which comes from the Hebrew name Tamar (date palm).

Tavifa is the Ukrainian form of Tabitha, which means “gazelle” in Aramaic.

Tayisiya is the Ukrainian form of the Greek name Thaïs, which possibly means “bandage” in Greek.

Tetyana is the Ukrainian form of Tatyana, which derives from the Roman family name Tatius. It may be of Sabine origin.

Tisba is the Ukrainian form of the Greek name Thisbe, which derives from the name of an Ancient Greek town in Boeotia. In turn, the town was supposedly named for a nymph.

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