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What does Tallulah mean?

Tallulah Pronunciation of Tallulah [tal-lu-lah] as a girls' name is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Tallulah is "leaping water". Related to the Choctaw word for water, "oka". The Choctaws lived near the Tallulah waterfall, which derives its name from the Hitchiti (Creek) Indian word for "town". The name also possibly derives from a Gaelic name meaning "fruitful woman". Actress Tallulah Bankhead (20th century), was raised in the American South not far from Georgia's Tallulah Falls. The name had been in her family for a while, and she was named after her paternal grandmother.

Associated with: water, gaelic, 20th century (modern).


Tallulah has 7 variants: Talley, Tallie, Tallula, Tally, Talula, Talulla and Tula.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Tallulah Jolie (T.J.), ..

How popular is Tallulah?

Tallulah is a rare given name for women. Tallulah is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Tallulah entered the list in 2009 and reached its apex position of #1457 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tallulah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tallulah outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Tallulah (#1457 the previous year) is Tula. These relations of Tallulah were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tallulah, Tula in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tallulah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaliyah, Adellah, Allinah, Allydah (see Alida), Allynah, Allysah, Beaulah, Beulah, Callula, Carlah, Carleah, Daliyah, Delilah, Galilah, Gelilah, Geulah, Halah, Halimah, Hallelujah, Jaeleah, Jamilah, Jaylah, Kailah, Kalah, Kalilah, Kamilah, Kamillah, Karlah, Kaylah, Kelulah, Kylilah, Laliah, Malcah, Maleah, Marleah, Nabilah, Pallmirah (see Palma), Saleemah, Salmah, Tahlia, Tajah, Talea, Taleah, Talena, Talia, Taliah, Talicia, Talija, Talina, Talisa, Talisha, Talita, Talitha, Tallbot, Tallee, Tallia, Tallya, Talma, Talmah, Talona, Talora, Tamrah, Tanjela (see Tangela), Taoimah (see Taima), Tarah, Tarrah, Tatyanah, Taura, Tayla, Tsilah, Tullia, Twilla, Twylla, Tzilah and Zillah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tallulah.

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