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Baby Boy Names That Start with T

Baby Boy Names That Start with T

Parents may need to compromise when they are looking for their child’s name. If one parents wants something classic and the other wants something modern, it can be difficult to find common ground.

Here are ten great baby boy names beginning with the letter “T.” If parents are looking for a “T” name they should find something here to suit them.

All the statistics on the below names are taken from data collected by the Social Security Administration in the United States of America.

Scan through this list and you can find your new babe’s boy name that starts with the letter T.

Whether you’re sticking with a T name theme, or just know you want to name your son with a name that starts with the letter T, you’re in the right place.

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Tanner is an occupation name that means, “a person who tans leather hides”. The name Tanner first appeared on the charts in 1976 and it became more popular until 1998 when it reached its most popular spot at number 82 and then began moving back down the charts.

In 2019 Tanner ranked as the 161st most popular baby boy name.


Tate is a simple and sweet modern name. In 2019 Tate ranked as the 433rd most popular name, making it a somewhat unique baby boy name.

Tate would also make a great choice for parents who want a one-syllable middle name that is a little off the beaten path.


Teague is a Gaelic name meaning “poet” and is pronounced as Teeg. The name Teague conjures up images of a roguish little boy with an Irish accent.

It’s an interesting Irish choice for parents looking to honor their roots with something unusual; Teague has never been in the top 1,000 baby boy names.


It may surprise parents to find that Thaddeus has been on the top 1,000 baby boy names list in the United States almost every year since 1880.

In 2019 it was nearly bumped off the list as it dropped to 955th on the charts. The nickname Tad is charming and Thaddeus is the lesser known Biblical name of Jude Thaddeus, one the twelve apostles.

Thaddeus would make a surprising and delightful choice for a baby boy today.


Theodore is a fantastic and underused name. In 2019 it was ranked as the 295th most popular baby boy name.

Theodore has a varied background as it belonged to assorted characters both fictional and real such as Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Seuss Geisel “Dr. Seuss”, Theo Huxtable, and Theodore the chipmunk.

There could be nothing cuter than the nicknames Ted and Teddy.


The name Thomas is classic, strong, and Biblical. It is unlikely to ever be out of style or seem out of place.

Many Thomases go by Tom or Tommy in their youth and sometimes into adulthood. In 2019 Thomas was the 52nd most popular boy name, its lowest ranking ever.


In 2019 Timothy was the 108th most popular baby boy name, its lowest ranking since 1942.

Most boys named Timothy go by Timmy in their youth and Tim in adulthood, the full Timothy is rarely used.

Timothy doesn’t sound fresh and modern for a baby boy at the moment, but it is Biblical and classic so it is unlikely to ever go completely out of fashion.


Tobias is a Greek name meaning “God is good”. On the television show Arrested Development there is a character named Tobias.

It feels fresh and modern as long as the full name is used; Toby feels a little dated.


Travis a French name that means “to cross” or a “toll collector”. It’s always funny seeing the meaning of names.

With many famous people with the name Travis, it has stayed popular over the years.

It’s used by various musicians and football players. It peaked in popularity in 1979 at number 58.


Trevor is a Welsh name that means “large settlement”. It is also thought to be a Celtic name, and is also an Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Treabhair, which actually means “descendant of Treabhar.” 

From the mid to late 1960’s to the early 2000’s, it was a steady popular name, but it has slowly started to decline in name popularity over the last decade or so.


This is a trendy name that has a French origin. In the early 2000’s it started climbing the boys name list and has stayed popular.

The name means “one who tripped”. But naming your son Tripp, doesn’t mean he’s going to be a klutz.


Truman is a great, underused Presidential name. In 2019 Truman barely made the top 1,000 at spot number 968 so it would make for an unusual name choice.

Tru makes an interesting nickname.


Tully is a surname name of Irish origin meaning “mighty people”.

This name has never name the top 1,000, making it an unusual name for parents looking for an Irish name to honor their family roots.


Tyson is a French masculine name that means “high-spirited.” It came from the French word tison which means “ember” or “firebrand.”

Tyson is a name that started gaining real traction in the 1960’s and has continued to be a popular name ever since.

The “T” category has a lot to offer – Tate is sweet and modern, Theodore has the fantastic nickname Theo, Thomas is an ultimate classic, and Truman is a presidential choice.

Whichever “T” name parents choose, the most important thing is that they love it.

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What is the most popular T name?

With so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite and it’s interesting to see what the most popular boy name that starts with the letter T!

The most popular T name for boys over the years has been Theodore.

Pair any of these fun T names with the middle name Mateo for a real elegant name!

Go ahead and scan back through the list and find the perfect name for your little bundle of joy!

If you’re looking for more little boy names, keep coming back, we have more lists in the works!

And, if you’re on the hunt for some rare baby girl names we have those coming soon too.

Until then, check out these evergreen baby girl names you will fall in love with if you’re having a little girl!

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