Tag name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tag
  1. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.
  2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
  3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
  4. Something mean and paltry; the rabble.(Obs)
  5. A sheep of the first year.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth

verb Tag
  1. To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags."He learned to make long- tagged thread laces." [Macaulay.]"His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with some fawning word." [Dryden.]
  2. To join; to fasten; to attach.
  3. To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.
verb Tag
To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.
noun Tag
A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.

Etymology: From Tag (v.); cf. Tag, an end

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
  2. A game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
  3. A small piece of cloth or paper
  4. A label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
  5. A label associated with something for the purpose of identification ("semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word")
  6. Provide with a name or nickname
  7. Attach a tag or label to
  8. Touch a player while he is holding the ball
  9. Supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
  10. Go after with the intent to catch

From Middle English tagge (“small piece hanging from a garment”), probably of North Germanic origin. Compare Norwegian tagg (“point; prong; barb; tag”), Swedish tagg (“thorn; prickle; tine”), Icelandic tág (“a willow-twig”). Compare also tack.

  1. A small label.
  2. A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".
  3. A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.
  4. A type of cardboard.
  5. Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the artist.
  6. A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.
  7. An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said").
  8. (chiefly US) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).
  9. (baseball) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
    The was applied at second for the final out.
  10. (computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.
    The provides a title for the Web page.
    The conveys sarcasm in Internet slang.
  11. (computing) A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.
    I want to add genre and artist to the files in my music collection.
  12. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.
  13. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
  14. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
  15. Something mean and paltry; the rabble.
  16. A sheep in its first year.
  17. (biochemistry) Any short peptide sequence artificially attached to proteins mostly in order to help purify, solubilize or visualize these proteins.
  18. (slang) A person's name.
    What's your ?

Borrowing from Aramaic תגא (“crown‎”).

  1. A decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in Jewish scrolls.

    tag was also found in the following language(s): Crimean Gothic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Lojban, Meriam, Middle High German, Old High German, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Tag

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    Tag is a comics character.

    Tag Ridings

    Tag was born on September 7th, 1974. Tag is also known as Ridings and Taggart Twain.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tag

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    Tag is a comics character.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tag U.S.
      White 89.75% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.74% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tag

    People with the last name Tag are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Tag

  1. How Popular is the name Tag? Tag is the 32,377th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tag was the 78,316th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tag have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 143 babies born with the first name Tag in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tag to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tag? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Tag first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tag is Wednesday, November 18th, 1903.
  5. What year had the most people named Tag born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tag was in 2006 with a total of 12 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Tag: The name spelled backwards is Gat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Agt. How do you pronounce that?
  7. How many people have the last name Tag? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 244 people with the last name Tag.
  8. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tag? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tag as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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