Other Origin(s):Chinese, German
Meaning:Leather maker; Magnificent; Forest
An occupational name, Tan, is masculine and means “leather maker.” Of British origin, it comes from a Chinese surname 譚, which means “magnificent,” making for a fitting choice for your little bundle of joy. As a surname, it has traveled far and wide and was quite common in Germany, dating all the way back to the 12th century. Originally, it came from the German word tan, meaning “forest,” sure to help keep baby grounded.
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