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What does Tait mean?

Tait Pronunciation of Tait as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Tait) is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Tait is "cheerful, happy".




VARIANTS Tate, Tayte



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How popular is Tait?

Tait is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5310 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tait was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1880 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Tait is Tate (#495 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). These relations of Tait were popular as baby names in 2013 and are somewhat less conventional today. Tate is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tait, Tate in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tait is pronounced similarly to Taitt. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amit, Brit, Kit, Tab, Tabb, Tabib, Tad, Tadd, Tadi, Tadio, Taft, Tahir, Tahj, Tahl, Taj, Taji, Tal, Talib, Talin, Tam, Tamir, Tan, Taos, Tarik, Tarin, Tariq, Taro, Taso, Tau, Tavi, Tavid, Tavie, Tavin, Tavio, Tavis, Tay, Taz, Tazz, Tim, Tito, Tobit, Trai, Trail, Tris and Twain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tait.

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