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20k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Tatum

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Cheerful, Full of Spirit
  • #1617 All Time
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How popular is the name "Tatum" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 5 5 0
1973 34 25 9
1974 97 83 14
1975 101 91 10
1976 89 79 10
1977 116 100 16
1978 118 107 11
1979 86 80 6
1980 121 100 21
1981 68 60 8
1982 53 53 0
1983 60 55 5
1984 62 56 6
1985 68 59 9
1986 105 98 7
1987 94 86 8
1988 76 76 0
1989 85 79 6
1990 109 98 11
1991 126 117 9
1992 136 128 8
1993 187 172 15
1994 209 189 20
1995 197 184 13
1996 230 203 27
1997 449 430 19
1998 718 690 28
1999 687 646 41
2000 718 675 43
2001 733 696 37
2002 791 752 39
2003 832 788 44
2004 884 813 71
2005 1,006 915 91
2006 1,055 947 108
2007 1,136 989 147
2008 1,018 885 133
2009 932 793 139
2010 1,264 964 300
2011 1,238 926 312
2012 1,370 948 422
2013 1,463 979 484
2014 1,290 828 462

Want to know about the populiarty of Tatum? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,216 babies born with the name Tatum in the United States. That's more than enough Tatums to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tatum" was in 2007 with a total of 989 babies.

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tatum" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 76 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of 932 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Tatum popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tatum" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tatum as well as things modernly associated with the name Tatum such as celebrities named Tatum.

English

Origin and Meaning of Tatum

The name "Tatum" is of English origin, and it means "Cheerful, Full of Spirit". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal is an actress and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Tatum was born in 1963 as Tatum Beatrice O'Neal in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Tatum Dagelet

Tatum was born in 1975.

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Tatum Bell

Tatum Bell is a NFL player. Tatum was born in 1981 in Dallas, Texas.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

T is for time, you give to friends.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

Your name in reverse order is "Mutat". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ttamu". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Tatum born Aug 8, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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