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Tanis Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Tanis is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Tanis is "serpent lady".  

It is also of Native American Cree origin, where its meaning is "daughter".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 7989 in popular baby names for boys with 10 occurrences. 

View the Tanis Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Tanis has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Tanis to other names.


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Related Names

Tanis is a form of the name Tanith.

Other Tidbits

Tanis falls into the animal name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Tanis in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Tanis.

Just for fun, see the name Tanis in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Tanis in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Naming a child in the Native American culture is a sacred event only to be performed by the wisest in the group, the elders. Because of the level of ritual that it is given, Native American names are considered especially significant and powerful.

Children are often named after something that appears in nature, a personality trait or their perceived destiny.

Some examples include Ooljee (Navajo name for "moon"), Weayaya (Sioux name for sunset), Ohitekah (Sioux word for brave), Abequa (Cheyenne name for "someone who stays at home"), Lomahongva (Hopi name for "rising beautiful clouds")