What does Tatum mean?
Tatum /ta-tum/ as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Tatum is "Tata's homestead". Also possibly "light-hearted". Surname sometimes used as a girl's name, due to actress Tatum O'Neil.
(female) Taltum, Tantum, ..
(male) Tata, Tataz, ..
How popular is Tatum?
Tatum is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3294 out of 4276, Top 77%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#1395 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Tatum for girls. Tatum entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #329 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #392. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)