Origin:Pacific Islander
Other Origin(s):Filipino
Meaning:story; bright star; gold; wolf
Tala is an enigmatic feminine name of primarily Pacific Islanders origin possessing a myriad of meanings across a rich landscape of cultures. In Samoan, Tala means "story," though its tale doesn't end there. Across the water, Tala takes on new meaning in Tagalog mythology as the goddess of the morning and evening star. Known to ferry men to safety with light spheres, Tala means "bright star" in the Tagalog language in honor of her welcome guidance. As Tala traverses the globe, its meaning shifts, encompassing the Persian translation "gold" and the Native American "wolf" in a single bound. Just think of the imaginative stories baby could weave, all with the mention of their name.
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