US Popularity:22742
Other Origin(s):German, Greek, Hebrew
Meaning:Lion; To reach; Mark, sign
Tau is a baby boy name that has traveled far and wide with multiple origins and meanings. In Tswana and Sotho, Tau carries its pride and strength with the meaning of “lion.” While baby might be the king of their own jungle, Tau also has roots in German from the word taka, meaning “to reach.” It’s also found in Greek, where it is the 19th letter of the alphabet, and in Hebrew from taw or tav, where it is the last letter of the alphabet and means “mark” or “sign.” So, if you’re looking for a sign that you should give baby a name that pays homage to their roots, Tau will help the baby shake out their mane in no time.

Tau Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tau is currently #4183 on The Bump
Boy:Tau is currently #2339 on The Bump Boy Names

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2018
+ 2059
from 2017
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Tau, April 2024

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 537

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, tau, January 2024

  • Ancient Hebrew Research Center, Tav

  • Name Doctor, Tau

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