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What does Tannen mean?

Tannen Pronunciation of Tannen [tan-nen] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Tannen is "leather maker". Tannen is an alternate spelling of Tanner (Old English). Tannen is also a variation of Tannon.

Associated with: old english, maker (occupational).


Tannen has 2 variants: Tannan and Tannin.

7 more related forms via Tanner, Tannon: Tan, Tanier, Tanney, Tannie, Tannis, Tansen and Tanson.

Creative forms:
(male) Tavnen, Tenen, ..

(female) Tanne, Tannee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tannen Fitzgerald (T.F.), ..

How popular is Tannen?

Tannen is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#64934 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only popular related form of Tannen (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Tanner (#224 in 2015). Other variants, like Tansen, are seldom used. This relation of Tannen reached the peak of its popularity 2 decades ago (#82) and has become much less widespread since (#224, 63.9% less usage). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Tannen is alike in pronunciation to Tienan, Tynan, Tynen, Tynin, Tynnen, Tynnin and Tynon. Other recommended names are Banner, Brannen, Cannan, Cannon, Dannel, Finnen, Gannet, Gannon, Hannan, Hannes, Hansen, Janne, Jansen, Janzen, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Landen, Manten (see Manton), Shannen, Talen, Tallen, Tamsen, Tandey, Tanton, Taren, Tarren, Tayten and Tennent. Like Tannen, these names are not commonly used.

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