• <100 Tanto
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Tanto

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Borrowing from Japanese 短刀 (tantō たんとう), from Middle Chinese 短刀 (twán-taw "dagger") (compare Mandarin duǎndāo 短刀), from (“short”) + (“knife”).

  1. A common type of Japanese dagger or knife. Alternative spelling of tantō

Borrowing from Italian tanto.

    tanto was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Interlingua, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons With the Name Tanto

    Tanto Campbell is an important somebody.


    Fun Facts about the name Tanto

    • When was the first name Tanto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tanto is Friday, March 18th, 1904.
    • How unique is the name Tanto? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tanto. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Tanto: Your name in reverse order is Otnat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttaon. How do you pronounce that?

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    What does the name Tanto mean?

    Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

    Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

    Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

    Tis for talent, hidden or not.

    Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

    Past life for Tanto born Jul 31, 1940

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

    You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.