Tait 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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Origin and Meaning of Tait

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tait
A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial (Tarsipes rostratus) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also noolbenger.
  1. The honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus).

tait was also found in the following language(s): French and Scots

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tait

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tait

Michael Tait

Michael Tait is a contemporary christian music and christian rock musician. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Michael was given the name Michael DeWayne Tait on May 18th, 1966.

Shaun Tait

Shaun Tait is a cricketer. Shaun was born on February 22nd, 1983 in Nairne, South Australia.

Mathew Tait

Mathew Tait is a rugby player.

Tom Tait

Tom Tait is a 45th Mayor of Anaheim, and California. He has been prominent since 2010.

Lady Katharine Tait

Lady Katharine Tait is a writer.

James Brian Tait

James Brian Tait was an international computers limited. His military service ended in 1964. James was born on December 9th, 1916 in Manchester. He passed away on August 31st, 2007.

  • Peter Guthrie Tait
  • Archibald Tait
    Christian Bishop
  • Richard Tait
    Soccer Player
  • John Tait
    Football Player
  • Thomas Smith Tait
  • Cecilia Tait
  • Jason Tait
  • Charles Tait
    Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Melanie Tait
  • Lawson Tait
  • Agnes Tait
  • Frederick Guthrie Tait
    Golf Player
  • James Edward Tait
    Military Person
  • Sir Angus Tait
    Electronics Innovator

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tait U.S.
  White 84.45% 64.26%
  African American 9.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tait

People with the last name Tait are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tait

  • How Popular is the name Tait? Tait is the 9,770th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tait was the 5,540th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tait have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,179 babies born with the first name Tait in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tait to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tait? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tait first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tait is Wednesday, February 24th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Tait born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tait was in 2007 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Tait Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tait is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Utah have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Tait: The name spelled backwards is Tiat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tait. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tait? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,271 people with the last name Tait.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tait? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Tait as their last name.
  • Tait name meaning

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