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What does Taber mean?

Taber Pronunciation of Taber [taber] as a name for boys is an English name, and the meaning of the name Taber is "encampment; misfortune, bad luck". Taber is an alternate spelling of Tab (English): version of David. Taber is also a derivative of Tabor (Hungarian, Hebrew). Biblical: Mount Tabor.


Taber has 3 variants: Taibor, Tayber and Taybor.

2 more related forms via Tab, Tabor: Tabb and Tavor.

Creative forms:
(male) Tadber, Tavber, ..

(female) Tatea, Tater, ..

Middle name pairings:
Taber Deon (T.D.), ..

How popular is Taber?

Taber is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4392 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Taber (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Tab. This form of Taber was popular 55 years ago (#1176). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tab in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Taber is pronounced similarly to Tibor. Other suggested similar names are Baker, Barber, Eber, Elber, Faber, Fajer, Gaer, Heber, Jader, Lazer, Maier, Majer, Mayer, Nader, Naser, Rafer, Saber, Sayer, Tabeeb, Tabib, Tadeo, Taheer, Tahir, Tailer, Takeo, Talbert, Talbet, Talen, Talor, Tamir, Tanier, Tanner, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Tate, Tavee, Tavey, Tayler, Teger, Thayer, Tiger, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tower, Traver, Tyler, Umber and Weber. These names tend to be more commonly used than Taber.

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