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What does Tannis mean?

Tannis Pronunciation of Tannis [tan-nis] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Tannis means "leather maker". Tannis is a version of Tanner (Old English).

Associated with: old english, maker (occupational).


6 related forms via Tanner: Tan, Tanier, Tannen, Tanney, Tannie and Tannon.

Creative forms:
(male) Taynis, Tounis, ..

(female) Tansa, Tansi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tannis Merrick (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tannis?

Tannis is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Tanner (#224 from current records) is the only popular varying form of Tannis (not ranked). Other forms, like Tan, are uncommon. This form of Tannis was at the peak of its popularity 2 decades ago (#82) and has become much less conventional since (#224, down 63.9%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Tannis is pronounced similarly to Teunis. Other recommended names are Adonis, Aineis, Bernis, Dallis, Dannie, Davis, Denis, Dennis, Enis, Enneis, Ennis, Farris, Fenris, Giannis, Hannes, Hanns, Harris, Innis, Ioanis, Ioannis, Jaris, Landis, Lannie, Mannie, Mannix, Stennis, Tabib, Tadi, Tadio, Tadzio, Tahir, Tait, Talib, Tallin, Tallis, Talys, Tamas, Tamhas, Tamir, Tandey, Tandie, Tannan, Tannin, Tansen, Tanson, Tanton, Taos, Tarik, Tarin, Tarrin, Taurus, Tavaris, Tavi, Tavid, Tavie, Tavin, Tavio, Tavis, Tavish, Tenny, Terris, Tevis, Thanasis, Thandie, Thonus, Tigris, Tonie, Tonio, Trevis, Tullis, Tynnin (see Tynan), Yanni, Yannic and Yannis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tannis.

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